Creton Lab

Research in the Creton laboratory is focused on brain development and behavior, using zebrafish as a model system. The studies aim to provide a better understanding of cell signaling in the brain and contribute to the prevention and treatment of various human disorders, including visual impairment, developmental brain disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease.


Robbert Creton
Robbert Creton
Sayali Gore
Sayali Gore
Picture of Thais
Thais Del Rosario Hernandez






Allison Lowe
Allison Lowe
Lawrence Heller
Lawrence Heller
Mallika Chatterjee
Mallika Chatterjee








Lab members


Rohit Kakodkar
Rohit Kakodkar
Jill Kreiling
Jill Kreiling
Ruth Colwill
Ruth Colwill









  • Rohit Kakodkar Ph.D., Research Software Engineer, Center for Computation and Visualization
  • Jill Kreiling Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Ruth M. Colwill Ph.D., Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
  • Narendra Joshi, Graduate Student
  • Molly Rajsombath, Research Assistant


Lab Alumni

  • Rahma Ibrahim
  • Cameron Brown
  • Lily Zhou


The Creton Laboratory
Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Brown University
Bio-Medical Center (BMC) 187
185 Meeting Street
Providence, RI 02912

Phone (Lab): 401-863-6512


On the Web

Faculty profile:

Projects in the Creton Lab:

Github page:
Protocols page:

Zebrafish calendar for embryo collection:  Calendar




Lab Group Photo
MCBGP Retreat



September 1, 2023: MCB Graduate Program retreat. Congratulations Narendra!





8 cage imaging system
8-Cage Imaging System




May 19, 2023: Paper on an 8-cage imaging system for the automated analysis of mouse behavior






Hierarchical cluster featuring 17 CsA-like compounds
Hierarchical Clustering


February 23, 2023: Publication on the development of a new tool to analyze zebrafish larvae behavior





96-well plate
Screen of FDA-approved drugs


April 21st, 2022:  Publication on CsA-type drugs for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.





Picture of Rahma
Rahma’s poster


April 7th, 2022: Rahma at the Annual Biological Sciences Senior Research and Capstone Poster Day.  Congratulations Rahma!









Snow at Brown
January 2022 – Snow at Brown

















zebrafish larvae and cluster
Behavioral profiles


August 2021: Paper on zebrafish as a model for calcineurin-dependent brain function.



Signaling pathway
Calcineurin signaling


September 2020: New NIH R01 Award on ‘Emerging imaging technologies for automated analyses of calcineurin-dependent brain function‘.







High-throughput imaging of behavior


September 2019: Paper on the analysis of vertebrate vision in a 384-well imaging system





ZDM12 Poster
Sara’s ZDM12 poster


July 2019: Sara Tucker Edmister presented a poster at ZDM12, the 12th meeting of the Zebrafish Disease Models Society, Boston, MA.





12-well plate
Research Feature


January 2018: Article in Research Features