Student IRTA Fellow

Rishitha Anumola

Biographical Summary

I am interested in the function of endocannabinoids (our body’s version of THC) in our brain and how changes in the endocannabinoid system can regulate motor behaviors. Using in vivo optical fiber photometry and a genetically-encoded fluorescent cannabinoid sensor, I am studying endocannabinoid signaling in real-time in freely moving animals engaged in behavioral tasks under the supervision of Dr. Augustin.