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Recruited in 2017 through an international call, the team was created in January 2018.

Our research aims at characterizing neurons and circuits, within the brainstem and the spinal cord, that control motor functions.


We are currently located on the CNRS campus of Gif-sur-Yvette, south of Paris.



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 address is: 
Neuro-PSI, CNRS Bat 32
1 Avenue de la Terrasse
91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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