THE DYMECKI LAB uses mice and a variety of genetic, embryological, and molecular methods to study the development and function of brainstem neural systems including:
  • the precerebellar system - with its central role in movement control and sensorimotor transformations;
  • the serotonergic system - with its involvement in such disparate functions as sleep, arousal, homeostasis, pain, and depression; and
  • the hindbrain choroid plexus - as an organizing/patterning center during embryogenesis and as a source of cerebral spinal fluid.