Gabriel Montaldo

Nerf Gabriel 1 300 340 C1
Co-lead Research Scientist

Phone: +32 (0)16 28 3982

  • Started at NERF: 01/04/2016


Even simple tasks performed by our brain imply the interaction of a lot of regions. Understanding these long range interactions is a huge challenge partly because there are few tools to image the brain activity at full brain scale. I developed a method named functional ultrasound that enables to image the brain activity in the complete brain by measuring the increase of blood flow in the active regions.

My mission at the Nerf is to develop functional ultrasound technology to provide high spatio-temporal resolution which includes 3D capabilities and new imaging modalities combining ultrasound imaging with optogenetics and electrophysiological recordings in awake animal models

Since 2016 NERF Staff Scientist, Urban Lab
2005 - 2015 Assistant professor, ESPCI-ParisTech Paris, France
2002 - 2003 Postdoctoral fellow, CNRS Paris, France
2002 PhD in Physics, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay