I was born November 11th, 1981 in Nice (South of France)
2005 to 2010 - PhD in Neurosciences in the LNP.
Thesis: "Impact of synaptic and intrinsic conductances on discharge properties of cortical neurons in vivo under artificial and functional conditions".
2004 / 2005 - Master in Neurophysiology (DEA) at Pierre et Marie Curie University, France, honors.
2002 to 2004 - Biology - Informatic Licence & Maîtrise (3rd year degree and 1st year master) at Denis Diderot University, France, high honors.
2000 to 2002 - General Biology DEUG (1st and 2nd year degree) at Denis Diderot University,
2000 - Scientific Baccalauréat - physic-chemistry (A level).
2005 - Eight month internship in the LNP (Paris Descartes
University, France) with Lyle Graham.
Internship report: "In vivo characterization of the input-
output relation and of the sodium channel in rat cortex".
2004 - Three month internship in the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology (École
Normale Supérieure, France) with Stéphane Dieudonné.
Internship report: "Realistic
modelisation of frog interneuron olfactive bulb's active dendritic properties".
2009 & 2010 - Instructor for ENP (Paris Neurosciences School) Spring School "Whole-cell Patch
clamp in vivo".
2010 - Instructor for "Nervous and muscular Action Potential", 2nd year biology practical course,
Paris Descartes University, France - 20h.
2006 to 2009 - Lecturer for "Principles of Neurophysiology", 3rd year math curriculum, Paris
Descartes University, France - 120h (30h/year). I developed the curriculum.
2008 & 2009 - Lecturer for "Introduction to Bioinformatics", 3rd year math lecture, Paris
Descartes University, France - 8h (4h/year). I developed the curriculum.
2008 & 2009 - Lecturer for "Introduction to Neurosciences", 1st year math curriculum (over 100
students), Paris Descartes University, France - 16h (8h/year). I developed the curriculum.
2007 & 2008 - Lecturer for "Cellular biology techniques", 1st year math curriculum (over 100
students), Paris Descartes University, France - 12h (6h/year).
2006 - Teaching Assistant "Cellular biology techniques", 1st year math curriculum (tutorials),
Paris Descartes University, France - 18h.
Supervision fo students' internship
Three Master 1 interns, from MIT, USA (elaboration of an animal physiology database), Marseille University, France (research of glial cells potassium channels) and Paris Descartes University, France (improvement of the experimental protocol using the animal physiology database)
One Master 2 intern, Paris Descartes University, fracne (Elaboration of a trans-synaptic retrograde
2010 : I co-founded Doc en Stock an association contributing to the emergence of a scientific culture of young researchers by means of original projects (www.doc-en-stock.fr).
Since 2008 - I am implicated in the Association Paris Montage, which addresses social problems
by involving disadvantaged youth in science projects (www.paris-montagne.org).
2007 to 2009 - I participated in a festival of short movie, organized by PhD students, to explain to high school students and the general public what it is to do research. I contributed a short movie (see below), and I was a co-organizer of the festival. We won the prize "Le Gout des Sciences" from the French Education and Research Ministry, and the Imagine Science Film Festival's (New York) first prize.
June 2004 : Assistant in the organisation of a car festival
2001 / 2004 : Salesman in a cheese dairy
2003 / 2005 : Assistant for a food designer
2003 & 2004 : Assistant in the production of an advert (television)
2002 / 2003 : Salesman in a "Relay" newspaper shop
2001 : Worked for Telerama (French magazine)
1999 & 2000 : Worked in a lodge in Chamonix
Sports : rugby, climbing, badminton, roller skating, juggling...