YMETRY is supported by a great Scientific Advisory Board composed of great minds:

Laurent Bourdieu

Laurent Bourdieu is a CNRS researcher and head of the team "Cortical Dynamics and Coding Mechanisms" at IBENS in Paris. He was trained in physics, biophysics and optics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS, Paris). After his Ph.D. (Dr. Didier Chatenay, Institut Curie, Paris) and his postdoc (Prof. Albert Libchaber, Princeton University), he became research assistant at the CNRS (University of Strasbourg), then research director at the CNRS (Ecole Normale Supérieure). He first worked in the fields of soft condensed matter and biophysics. He created then in 2004 a team at the IBENS to study cortical dynamics using in vivo two-photon microscopy. He initiated the development of new ultrafast scanning strategies based on acousto-optic deflectors. He aims also to study the coding of sensory information in the cortex of rodents.


Cathie Ventalon

Cathie Ventalon is a CNRS researcher in the team "Cortical Dynamics and Coding Mechanisms" at the IBENS in Paris. She was initally trained as an optical engineer. Then, she obtained her PhD in Physics in 2004 and was appointed as a CNRS researcher in 2007. Since 2004, her research focuses on the development of innovative methods for fluorescence imaging and photoactivation in head-fixed or unrestrained rodents.
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Jean-François Léger

Jean-Francois Léger is a CNRS researcher at IBENS in Paris, and works in the field of Integrative Neurosciences. He studies the fundamental functions of the cortex, including sensory coding, sensory-motor integration, memory formation or attentional processes, using rodents as a model. As an experimenter, he uses electrophysiology and various microscopic imaging approaches to explore the brain in action. His expertise lies at the intersection between these techniques and their application to small animals and he is one of the early users of the Ymetry systems.

Guillaume P. Dugué

Guillaume P. Dugué is a neurophysiologist in the team "Neurophysiology of brain circuits" at the IBENS in Paris. He obtained his PhD in 2006 and was appointed CNRS researcher in 2017. His research focuses on the coupling between vestibular circuits and self-orientation, involving in particular the use of both head-fixed and chronic electrophysiological recordings in rodents.