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. 


We are looking to recruit students and post-docs! 

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Pierre Lemaire (Research Assistant 2023)