The Zebrafish Cerebellum

Jan Kaslin, Michael Brand

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The general architecture and cellular composition of the cerebellum is highly conserved within the vertebrate lineage enabling relevant comparative studies at gene and cell level. The zebrafish model is ideally suited for studies on cerebellar development and function as it’s rapid external development enable direct visualisation of cells and events at single cell resolution. Furthermore, the versatile toolbox for genetic manipulation to generate mutants and genetically encoded fluorescent reporters or sensors enables functional studies at cell, circuit and physiological level in vivo.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEssentials of Cerebellum and Cerebellar Disorders
Subtitle of host publicationA Primer For Graduate Students
EditorsDonna L. Gruol, Noriyuki Koibuchi, Mario Manto, Marco Molinari, Jeremy D. Schmahmann, Ying Shen
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783031150708
ISBN (Print)9783031150692
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Adult neurogenesis
  • Cerebellar development
  • Eurydendroid cell
  • Fish
  • Genetic model
  • In vivo imaging
  • Isthmic organizer
  • Mid-hindbrain boundary
  • Morphogenesis
  • Mutant
  • Screening
  • Teleost
  • Zebrafish
  • The zebrafish cerebellum

    Kaslin, J. & Brand, M., 1 Jan 2016, Essentials of Cerebellum and Cerebellar Disorders: A Primer for Graduate Students. 1st ed. Springer, p. 411-421 11 p.

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