UT3 Lecturer, CRCA (CNRS-UT3)
- REMEMBeR Team CRCA
I am an Associate Professor in Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the CRCA, in the REMEMBeR team. I obtained my PhD in 2005 in the laboratory of Neuropharmacology directed by Pr Alain Gardier (University Paris sud XI). My studies concerned the role of substance P and related receptors in the modulation of mood and antidepressant drugs activity. For my post-doc studies, I moved to Canada from 2005 to 2008 in Pr Pierre Bier’s group (Institute of Mental Health Research) to work on the functional interactions between monoaminergic neurons using in vivo electrophysiological approaches and to develop new antidepressant strategies in depressed patients and relevant animal models of depression. I returned to France in 2008 as an associate professor at the University of Paris Saclay. I’ve joined Dr Rampon’s team in 2013, still working on antidepressant drugs and their mechanism of action. In particular, we are trying to determine to what extent metabolic disorders such as diabetes and/or obesity may influence antidepressant drugs response and their ability to positively influence learning and memory.