After a PhD in Neurosciences at the University of Geneva on synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus, I worked with Prof. Fred Gage at the Salk Institute, in San Diego, one of the first labs that rediscovered the existence of adult neurogenesis. After this, I worked at Hoffmann-La-Roche and AClmmune, on Alzheimer's disease. Since 2010, I established the Tonilab at the University of Lausanne.
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During my PhD in neurosciences, at the University or Bordeaux (NutriNeuro lab), I studied the mechanisms underlying the effect of omega-3 defficiency on anxiety- and depressive-related behaviors in mice. Then I have pursued my career as a postdoctoral researcher at the EPFL (LGC lab), in which I showed that social organization in a group of inbred mice differentially affects vulnerability/resilience to both chronic social defeat and chronic restraint stress.
I joined the Tonilab in September 2017 to investigate the role of blood circulating molecules in adult neurogenesis and behavior in mice.
After obtaining my bachelor in Biology at the University of Lausanne, I continued my studies in Lausanne by following a Master in Medical Biology, with a specialization in Neurosciences. I conducted my premaster work in the lab of Prof. Bernard Thorens, in the Center for lntegrative Genomics. I was working on the int1uence of postnatal overnutrition on the innervation of the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus.
Since May 2018, I joined the Tonilab to conduct my Master Project by working on the identifications of molecules released by astrocytes that influence adult neurogenesis, under the supervision of Dr Frédéric Cassé.
After obtaining a bachelors degree in Behavioral Neuroscience at Lehigh University, I came to the University of Lausanne to pursue a master in Medical Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience. In June 2020, I joined the Tonilab under the supervision of Prof. Nicolas Toni and Dr. Kevin Richetin and began my master project studying the potential for brain-derived extracellular vesicles to be used as early diagnostic tools for various tauopathies and dementias. I then continued working on this project since June 2021 as a PhD student.
After my bachelor's in Biology at the University of Florence I pursued my studies at the University of Turin obtaining a master in Cellular and Molecular Biology with a specialization in Neurobiology. I Joined the Tonilab in August 2021 as a Ph.D. student. My project aims at investigating the role of adult hippocampal neurogenesis in the eme·rgence of emotional individuality in the context of anxiety and depression.
I started my academic journey in 2015, with a Bachelor in Life Science Engineering at the EPFL I then continued with a Master in Neuroscience and Neuroengineering. Having always been interested in fundamental research on the brain, focusing on the yet unclear machinery of memory, I joined the Tonilab in December 2021. for my PhD. My aim is to understand the role of astrocytic activity in adult hippocampal neurogenesis and age-related memory impairment.
In 2018 I graduated as a Human Biologist at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. In 2021 I completed my Master in Neurosciences at Tubingen University, Germany, in the Jucker Lab, where I validated a chimeric model for Alzheimer's disease using organotypic mouse hippocampal slice cultures and iPS-derived microglia. In April 2022, after recieving the Life Science UNIL PhD fellowship, I joined the Toni Lab to study the role of microglia-astrocyte crosstalk in the regulation of adult hipocampal neurogenesis.