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Research interests

The overarching goal of our lab is to understand the role played by astrocytes, a type of glial cells, in brain computation, at the molecular scale, circuit level, all the way to behavior. We investigate how neuromodulation shapes neuron-astrocyte interactions and helps reconfigure neuronal circuits in a brain state-dependent manner. Our line of research is also inherently relevant to several brain disorders and we are interested in elucidating the role that astrocytes might play in neuropsychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.


The life, expectations and mentoring style in the Papouin lab are described on our Website. 

They are governed by core principles:
 1- Expectations are clearly stated
 2- Efficient and direct mentoring is in place
 3- Our work environment is stimulating

This framework helps us cultivate an environment that fosters a positive and engaging experience for everyone on the team, and values mentorship and personal development in hope that each member will reach their full potential.

We wish to work with people who share our work ethic and understand both its importance and its rationale.

A safe and inclusive workplace for all:

The Papouin Lab welcomes you no matter your skin color, country of origin, cultural background, last name, age, gender and sexual orientations. What matters to us is what’s in your head. Literally and figuratively!

We’ll only judge you by your ideas, your work and your work ethics. Whether you want to visit, apply, work in, collaborate with or otherwise be part of the Papouin lab: simply reach out!

Available to Mentor:

  • PhD/MSTP Students


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