Zampieri Lab

Zampieri Lab

Development and Function of Neural Circuits


The execution of coordinated movements depends on the ability to dynamically adapt motor plans to external conditions and perturbations. Spinal circuits integrate motor commands and sensory information in order to generate precise patterns of muscle activation. The detection of different sensory stimuli and their integration with descending commands from the brain and local spinal networks is therefore critical for motor control. Our laboratory studies the mechanisms controlling assembly and function of spinal sensorimotor circuits by combining mouse genetics, anatomical tracing, and behavioral approaches to reveal how these circuits are first organized during development and then function in controlling movement and coding of sensory information.





2017-2022 Stephan Dietrich, PhD student. Postdoctoral scientist at University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2018-2022 Katrin Gerstmann, Postdoctoral scientist.

2020-2021 Levin Riedel, Master student. PhD student at EMBL, Germany.

2020-2021 Baptiste Lasbats, Master student. PhD student at École Normale Supériore Lyon, France.

2020-2021 Lilly von Kalckreuth, Bachelor student. PhD student at Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin, Germany.

2015-2020 Sophie Skarlatou, PhD student. Postdoctoral scientist at UCLA, USA.

2015-2020 Sofia Pimpinella, PhD student. Postdoctoral scientist at the Salk Institute, USA.

2015-2017 Felipe Sassi, Postdoctoral Scientist.

2014-2019 Carola Dewitz, PhD student. Clinical Ressearch Associate.