Experimentation

From physiology, behavior, histology, imaging, to cutting-edge microscopy and data-analysis, we are kept busy while always experimenting new exciting methodological evenues!

Viral injections in a fully-equipped BSL2 laboratory are used to deliver various neuronal actuators (e.g. opsins, DREADDs, GCaMPs) and retrograde and anterograde tracing tools.

Data analysis requires various skills interfacing programming, statistics and use of deep learning-based tracking. 

Fonctional investigations include: in vivo optogenetics and calcium-imaging, electromyographic recordings and various motor tests (open-field, treadmill, catwalk,...).

Our work also has a strong use of histology techniques, including vibratome and cryostat sectionning, immunohistochemistry on tissue sections but also whole-brain clearing techniques.

We utilize a varierty of microscopes, including epifluorescent, confocal and light-sheet microscopes to characterize and reconstruct labelled cells and circuits.

Seminars & congresses

Lab members are actively engaged in participating to local and international meetings, presenting their work on posters or with talks.

Poster presentation at the "Neuro-PSI Talents Day" 2019

Coralie presents at the "Neuro-PSI T@lents day", and wins the "most motivated" prize !

Poster presentation at NeuroFrance 2019

Refreshments in Marseille during NeuroFrance 2019

Lab meetings & Special events

We meet weekly for discussing ongoing work, brainstorming ideas, practicing talks and for reviewing litterature. We also organize one or two "team-building" days per year, where science meets with fun!

Neuronal Circuits and Motor Control team

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