Stem cells and neural circuit engineering


Ivo Lieberam

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The main focus of my research is the question how stem cell technology can be harnessed to understand the function and dysfunction of neural circuits which control motor behaviour, and how stem cell-derived neurons can be used to regenerate neuromuscular circuits in animal models and, ultimately, in human patients. To this end, my group aims at i) modelling neuromuscular disease with stem cell-derived, defined cell populations in vitro and ii) restoring muscle function affected by neuromuscular disease with a new type of optogenetic neural prosthesis.

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