My past research has been focused on understanding how the olfactory information is coded in the brain in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. In May 2017, I joined the team of Alan Urban at NERF with the motivation to use innovative technologies for imaging/recording brain circuits at large scale in larger models.
My research project is two-fold:
- On the technical side, I’m focused on the development and validation of functional ultrasound imaging (fUSi) technology for longitudinal brain imaging in awake, head-fixed and/or freely moving mice. This work includes circuit interrogation by combining fUSi and optogenetics, pharmacological and/or electrical stimulation to decipher the role of specific cells population and their contribution in regulation of the neurovascular coupling.
- My other interest is on better understanding the dynamic of the whisker-to-barrel pathway in behaving rodents and how multisensorial stimuli may affect the entire brain function and connectivity at a millisecond time scale.
|since 2017||Post-Doctoral researcher, Urban Lab, IMEC/NERF, Belgium|
|2013–2016||Research Associate, Goodchild Lab, VIB/KU Leuven, Belgium|
|2010–2013||Research Associate, Cobb and McCrohan Labs, University of Manchester, UK|
|2008–2010||Temporary attaché in teaching and research, University of Burgundy, France|
|2009||PhD, Jean-François Ferveur Lab, University of Burgundy, France|