Dec. 2020: first paper for PhD student Coralie Hérent!!

Hérent C, Diem S, Fortin G and Bouvier J.

Absent phasing of respiratory and locomotor rhythms in running mice.

Elife. 2020 Dec 1;9:e61919. doi: 10.7554/eLife.61919.

These results challenge the concept that breathing and locomotor rhythms are coupled in a relatively fixed manner during running, and introduce the mouse model as part of the toolbox to investigate how breathing is augmented during running exercise.


We are a team of neurobiologists. Our research addresses the cooperative roles of the brainstem and the spinal cord in elaborating integrated and adaptative motor behaviors. We focus on locomotion and breathing, vital motor functions and exquisite model systems with privileged experimental accessibility. On the mouse model, we deploy multidisciplinary approaches and concepts interfacing developmental neurobiology, circuit function and behavior. Our methods include ex-vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics & functional imaging in vivo, advanced viral-based circuit tracings and immunohistochemistry.


The Neuronal Circuits and Motor Control group is part of the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, a mixed CNRS & Paris-Saclay University unit (UMR9197) headed by François Rouyer. 
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