Martha Streng

Researcher 5,

Martha Streng

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Lab Address:
4-160 Jackson Hall and 421 Lions Research Building

Researcher 5

Cerebellar circuitry and computations in health and disease


I earned my B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Mount Holyoke College in 2012, and my PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota in 2017. My dissertation research focused on the encoding and control of motor prediction and feedback in the cerebellar cortex, and I was advised by Dr. Tim Ebner. Since 2017, I have been a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Esther Krook-Magnuson, where I study interactions between the cerebellum and hippocampus in the context of temporal lobe epilepsy, and how cerebellar outputs can be harnessed to attenuate hippocampal seizures. I also utilize mesoscale calcium imaging techniques in collaboration with Dr. Tim Ebner and Dr. Suhasa Kodandaramaiah to characterize computations performed across the cerebellar cortex.



Streng ML, Krook-Magnuson E. Excitation, but not inhibition of the fastigial nucleus provides powerful control over temporal lobe seizures. Journal of Physiology, 2020 598(1): 171-187.

Streng ML, Popa LS, Ebner TJ. Modulation of sensory prediction error in Purkinje cells during visual feedback manipulations. Nature Communications, 2018 9(1): 1099.

Streng ML, Popa LS, Ebner TJ. Climbing fibers control Purkinje cell representations of behavior. Journal of Neuroscience. 2017 37(8): 1997-2009.

Streng ML, Popa LS, Ebner TJ. Climbing fibers predict movement kinematics and performance errors. Journal of Neurophysiology, 2017; 118(3):1888-1902.