Study of motor behavior has been a key feature of my research interest. From 2003 to 2006, I have realized my PhD thesis at the University of Bordeaux, under the supervision of Pr.Didier Morin. During my PhD, I worked on the spinal pathways involved in the coordination between the spinal neural networks (CPG) that control the fore- and the hindlimbs, using the isolated spinal cord preparation of neonatal rat.
I started in 2007 (until -2010) a postdoctorat in the laboratory of Pr. Rejean Dubuc, at the University of Montreal. During my postdoctoral time, using the lamprey model, I studied the role of neurons from the reticular formation in the control of locomotion.
Since 2010, I occupy a position of associate professor at the University of Bordeaux. I’m now interested in the mechanisms involved in the interactions between spinal locomotor and bulbar respiratory networks.