Dr. Robin Broersen
- Position: PhD, Assistant Professor, Erasmus MC
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Dr. Broersen is an assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience of the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His research is focused on the physiology and function of the connections between two major brain areas, the cerebellum and the superior colliculus. His research aim is to uncover the organization and physiology of these cerebellotectal connections and to determine their functional role in sensorimotor behavior. His expertise involves in vivo intracellular and extracellular electrophysiology, viral injections, optogenetics, behavioral paradigms and immunohistochemistry. He previously worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Greg Stuart’s lab at the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Australia. Here, he worked on binocular integration in the superior colliculus. He was trained at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, where he focused on cerebellar physiology in health and disease.
- Binocular integration of synaptic inputs in superior colliculus neurons.
- Membrane potential dynamics of cerebellar nuclei neurons during Pavlovian eye blink conditioning.
- Action perception and motor timing in patients with spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6) and elite athletes.
- The role of perineuronal nets in cerebellar learning and memory.
- Sensorimotor transformations and input organization in the posterior parietal cortex.
- In vivo electrophysiological recording and morphology in awake behaving rodents.