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Dr Amelia Burroughs

Dr Amelia Burroughs

Dr Amelia Burroughs

Honorary Research Associate

Area of research

How variations in Purkinje cell signalling contribute to motor behaviour.

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Purkinje cells are the principal neuron of the cerebellum, a brain region critically implicated in motor coordination, and the only neuronal type to project out from the cerebellar cortex. They are unique in that they fire two distinct types of action potentials: simple (stereotypical) and complex spikes. Unlike stereotypical action potentials, the waveform of the complex spike is not an all-or-none response. Using in vivo electrophysiology, I aim to elucidate the significance of small variations in the complex spike signal with regards to motor behaviour.


Before starting my PhD in Neural Dynamics, I obtained a BSc in Neuroscience from University College London (UCL). My final year project combined high-resolution microscopy and data analysis techniques to understand the spatial arrangement of synapses onto the Purkinje cell and local interneurons of the cerebellum. 



Department of Computer Science

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