2 contributions of the lab this year:


Giovanni Usseglio will present his poster P568.11 on Thursday Nov 11, 5:15 PM CET - Diversity and specialization of brainstem V2a neurons in the control of orientation and locomotion.

Come and chat!

We will also be part of the amazing line-up of speakers at the 14th Annual SfN Satellite Symposium on Motor Systems, online on Nov 12th.

FENS Satellite Symposium for ECRs on Neuronal Motor Circuits
July 8, 2022. Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, Saclay

We are excited to announce and host the 1st pre-FENS Satellite event entirely dedicated to neuronal motor circuits, with a focus on limb and body movements.
13 early career researchers from several laboratories worldwide including our own will cover the cell types and circuits for movement and sensory processing in the spinal cord, the organization of descending motor tracts, as well as integrated and adaptive motor control.

Come, reconnect and visit our new workplace!
Registration is free but mandatory and is on a first-come-first-saved basis.


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. 
Our new address is:
Campus CEA Saclay - Bâtiment 151
151 route de la Rotonde
91400, Scalay, France

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