Fanny Cazettes

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Fanny is a principal investigator at CNRS, based in Marseille (France) at the Timone Neuroscience Institute (INT). After earning a degree in engineering in Paris, she joined in 2010 the lab of Antonio Convit at New York University as a research assistant. She continued on to get her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she investigated how the brain of barn owls deals with sensory uncertainty, under the supervision of Jose L. Pena. Fanny moved to Champalimaud Foundation in 2016 for her postdoc in the lab of Zach Mainen. During this time, she also became a member of the International Brain Laboratory.

Astrid Nicolini

Astrid is a research assistant. Born and raised in Lyon, she obtained her baccalaureate in 2017. After two years studying mathematics and physics at Champollion preparatory courses, she joined the biomedical engineering school Institut Supérieur des Biosciences in Paris. For her final internship, she spent six months in Germany working on decoding the mechanisms of speech processing. She obtained her engineering degree in September 2022. 

Emma Coudray

Emma is a research assistant. She went at the Catholic University of Lyon to study biology, biochemistry, and biotechnology. She then obtained a master’s degree in Integrated, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Aix-Marseille. This rigorous academic training provided her with a solid theoretical background in neuroscience. Moreover, Emma has had the opportunity to undertake several internships, which have enriched her understanding of neuroscience and provided her with practical experience, with a particular emphasis on the study of animal behavior and underlying neuronal mechanisms. 

Katlyn Jumel

Katlyn is a research assistant. She was raised near Paris before enrolling at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon to obtain a generalist engineering degree. She discovered neuroscience through a 6-month internship at the Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, during which she helped write a program to analyze brain waves during sleep in mice. This experience led her to choose a specialization in Bio-Engineering during her last year of school. 

Océane Plessis

Océane is a research assistant who earned a master's degree in Integrative, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurosciences from Aix-Marseille University. Her academic background has contributed to the development of her knowledge and critical thinking abilities in various aspects of biology, and she has honed her practical skills through various internships. During a six-month period, she dedicated her research to epileptic and developmental brain disorders for her master's thesis, actively contributing to the development of EEG signal analysis programs. She aspires to pursue a Ph.D. 

Behnaz Namdarzadeh

Behnaz is a research assistant. She earned her Master's degree in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Tehran, where she refined her research skills in the animal cognitive laboratory. Her significant achievement includes developing an automated system to assess rat cognitive behavior. This rigorous academic experience has provided her with a strong experimental foundation, particularly in the study of animal behavior. Additionally, her proficiency in data analysis has directed her towards computational neuroscience, aligning with her aspiration to become a systems neuroscientist. 


We are looking to recruit students and post-docs! 

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Pierre Lemaire (Research Assistant 2023)