A warm welcome to Julien

A warm welcome to Julien

We are pleased to welcome Dr Julien Carponcy to the Unit as a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist in the Magill Group.

Julien originally graduated with a M.Sc. in Neurosciences, Behaviour and Cognition from the University of Toulouse, France. During Julien’s undergraduate studies, he completed two research internships in Toulouse, working on the involvement of hippocampal subregions in spatial and contextual memory. As part of a third research internship in Seville, Spain, Julien investigated the synchronization of brain oscillations within the limbic network during instrumental and observational learning. Julien then completed his Ph.D. at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, France, where he used behavioural tasks and in vivo electrophysiology to study the effects of different sleep stages on memory and synaptic plasticity.

Here in the Unit, Julien will be defining the functional organisation of the external globus pallidus, using a combination of in vivo electrophysiological recordings, cell-type-selective manipulations (optogenetics), and behavioural analyses, as well as ex vivo neuroanatomy.