Khadija El Kanbi

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PhD Student


  • Started at NERF: 01/07/2020

My PhD project focuses on determining the learning model adopted by the spinal cord during a repetitive, yet skilled locomotor paradigm, as well as characterizing the circuit involved in this learning process.

To this aim, I will use high-speed kinematic recordings to characterize spinal cord-driven locomotor learning and maintenance. Furthermore, I will use an intersectional approach of mouse genetics, virus-mediated circuit activity manipulation and in-vivo electrophysiology to focus on a population of interneurons involved in this process.

Since July 2020 PhD Student at NERF, Takeoka Lab
2019 Msc in Neurobiology, Grenoble Alpes University, France
2017 Bsc in Biology, Grenoble Alpes University, France