The eleventh edition of our Neuro’binars welcomed Maxime Cazorla from INT, Mostafa Seblani from ISM and Guillaume Frébourg from CRMBM/ETS-Montréal. Mostafa and Guillaume are PhD students and presented the thesis subject the other is working on. On the other hand, Maxime Cazorla has been a researcher at the INT and co-leads, since 2020, the SONIC team (Social cogNItion and Connectomics). He was invited to present his latest results.
The first part of the Neuro’binar consisted of a 10 min cross-presentation of Mostafa, who summarized the subject of Guillaume: “Structural-Vascular human spinal cord characterization.” Then, Guillaume presented Mostafa’s work, entitled “New targets to reduce edema and improve sensorimotor recovery after spinal lesion.” These two presentations were followed by a set of questions from the audience. Maxime Cazorla ended the session by explaining his work at the INT, which consists of developing a functional photoinducible tool to manipulate brain connections. His presentation was also followed by 20 min of high-level questions.
Your "Zoomers" of this eleventh edition
Learn more about Maxime Cazorla from INT, Mostafa Seblani from ISM and Guillaume Frébourg from CRMBM/ETS-Montréal. You also have the opportunity to watch the previous Neurobinars on our Youtube channel.
Maxime Cazorla co-directs, since 2020, the SONIC team at the Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone (INT) where he studies the principle of brain rewiring. After a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Paris VI in 2008, then 2 postdocs at Columbia University (New York, USA) and at the Institut Curie (Orsay, FR), he specializes in the development of innovative neurotechnologies in order to manipulate the architecture of healthy or diseased adult brain circuits. By combining photoinducible molecules and brain-on-a-chip platforms, his team has recently succeeded in rewiring neuronal networks in vitro "on-demand". This innovative work has applications for the study of brain plasticity and for the development of optoelectrical strategies for medical intervention.
I graduated with two bachelor’s degrees in both biology and philosophy in 2017.
Then I finished the neuroscience master’s program at Aix-Marseille university in 2019. My internship program throughout these years was diversified and covered several domains in neuroscience which offered me the opportunity to have more insights into neurophysiology from different aspects and on many scales.
Currently, I am a third-year PhD student, and I am working on a pharmacological approach that aims to reduce early oedema formation and to improve sensorimotor recovery after spinal cord injury in rats.
This project is supervised by Dr Jean-Michel BREZUN and Dr Patrick DECHERCHI in the team "plasticity of nervous and muscular systems" at ISM (Institut des sciences du movement)
Guillaume Frébourg holds a Biomedical Engineering Diploma and a Master's degree in Tissue and Implant Biomechanics (AMU). He is currently working on his PhD thesis entitled "Multimodal analysis of the relationships between mechanical, structural, connective and functional alterations of the spinal cord in cervical spondylotic myelopathy and centromedullary syndrome", under the co-direction of Virginie Callot (CRMBM-Marseille) and Yvan Petit (ETS-Montreal).