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Head of Genes Environment and Behaviour Laboratory, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Following the completion of his doctorate degree in pharmacy (Pharm.D) in 2005, Dr Thibault Renoir obtained his PhD in late 2008. This early work were carried out within The Centre for Psychiatry and Neuroscience (INSERM, University of Paris, France) and supervised by Drs Laurence Lanfumey and Michel Hamon. Dr Renoir’s PhD project aimed to study the involvement of the serotonergic system in the long term effects of several drug of abuse and received the highest level of appreciation as well as the French National Academy of Pharmacy “Thesis Prize”. In 2012, Dr Renoir published a comprehensive review in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews arising from his PhD work. To support his relocation to The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (University of Melbourne, Australia) within A/Prof Hannan’s group (in early 2009), Dr Renoir has been successful in getting financial support from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (i.e. Egide-Lavoisier Fellowship) as well an INSERM-NHMRC Exchange Fellowship (2010-2011), followed by an ARC DECRA Fellowship. He currently holds a NHMRC dementia Fellowship and leads the 'Genes, Environment & Behaviour Lab' at the Florey Institute.
He has published over 55 articles (2,000+ citations) in international journals in his field including: Mol. Psychiatry, J. Neurosci., J. Physiol., Br J Pharmacol., Int J Neuropsychopharmacol., J Neurochem., PLoS One. Dr Renoir has been invited to write review articles which have been published in leading journals, including Neurosci Biobehav Rev., Neurobiol. Dis., Neurochem Res., Frontiers in Neuropharmacology. He has reviewed manuscripts for a number of journals including British Journal of Pharmacology, Neurobiology of Disease, Frontiers in Neuropharmacology, Neural Plasticity, Neurochemical Research, Brain Research Bulletin. He is on the editorial board of Frontiers in Neuropharmacology as Associate Editor.


  • –present
    Research Officer, Behavioural Neuroscience, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health