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.


Julien receives the 2022 Bronze Medal of the CNRS, for his early-career work on neuronal motor circuits.

This recognition goes to all team members, past and present who invested in this research!

Read about this on the CNRS  website, and watch our Youtube trailer!


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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