Schoppik Lab

Balance is key

We study the development, function, and dysfunction of the vestibular system.

Control of movement initiation underlies the development of balance

Balance arises from the interplay of external forces acting on the body and internally generated movements. Many animal bodies are inherently unstable, necessitating corrective locomotion to maintain stability. Here we study the interplay among environment, sensation, and action as balance develops in larval zebrafish.

Published in Current Biology, 2017.