After studies of mathematics and physics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris (1997-2001), I obtained my PhD (2003) in computational neuroscience under the supervision of Nicolas Brunel. I then learned neuroscience experimental methods during a postdoc at Pittsburgh University (2003-2005) in the laboratory of Pr Nathan Urban (while also collaborating with Pr Bard Ermentrout. Since 2006, I am a CNRS researcher in the Coding and Olfactory Memory team in the CRNL.
My work is at the intersection between theory and experiment with a focus on brain oscillations. Some of the topics I worked on are:
- single neuron dynamics (introduction of the exponential integrate-and-fire model, study of olfactory bulb mitral cell dynamics - both in vivo and in vitro and modeling)
- olfactory population rhythms (study of network mechanisms allowing oscillation generation - in vivo experiments and modeling -, study of relationship between olfactory rhythms and animal behavior during olfactory learning tasks)
My work include a large part of computational methods (data analysis and modeling studies) and I am always eager to propose projects to motivated students