Group Leader, Inserm CR1

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I started the "Homeostasis of Excitability and Neuromodulation" group in 2007. Previously I was a post-doctoral fellow in Eve Marder's lab at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA, USA) where I studied the impact of co-variations in ion channel properties on the functional output of the crustacean stomatogastric network. My PhD work was performed under the supervision of Pierre Vincent (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris). We combined for the first time cAMP fluorescence imaging with patch-clamp recordings to investigate the modulation of voltage-gated ion channels by cAMP. Before obtaining my PhD in Paris, I studied in Montpellier (south of France, mediterranean coast) and in Pau (south of France, close to the Pyrénées).


     "Modulation of Neural Networks", Eve Marder, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
      Postdoctoral Fellow

     "Neurobiology of Adaptative Processes", UPMC, Paris, FRANCE
      PhD Student (PhD advisor: Pierre Vincent)

     "UNIC", Institut de Neurosciences Alfred Fessard, Gif sur Yvette, FRANCE
      Master Student (Advisor: Nicole Ropert)


In addition to the labs I visited during my short career (above), here are the links to a few labs performing great work in Neuroscience :

       - Dirk Bucher's lab (Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, St. Augustine, FA, USA).
Crustacean stomatogastric nervous system, dynamics of axonal function. Electrophysiology, anatomy.

       - David Schulz's lab (University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA).
Crustacean stomatogastric nervous system (and other), co-regulation of ion channels, homeostasis of excitability. Electrophysiology, molecular biology.

       - Stefan Pulver (Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, VA, USA).
Locomotor rhythms in the drosophila crawling larva (the maggott). Imaging.

       - Jeremy Niven's lab (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK).
Evolution of nervous systems, with an emphasis on invertebrates. Electrophysiology, modelling.

       - Harold Zakon's lab (University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA).
Neuroethology of electrical communication in the weakly electric fish. Electrophysiology, modelling.