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Michèle Studer, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

Stefano Stifani

Dr Michèle Studer has spent several years in London first as a post-doc fellow at the National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), and then as a Junior Group Leader at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College, where she obtained a Career Development Award. Her work focused on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which different neuronal cell types and circuits are temporally and spatially regulated by the action of defined regionalized and coordinated differentiation programs in both, the developing brainstem and cortex. After the UK, in 2001 she moved to Italy at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine as a Permanent Scientist, where she identified and characterized a family of genes involved in areal identity and projection neuron diversity in the motor and somatosensory neocortices. In September 2009, she moved to France as an Inserm Research Director, where her lab is still actively contributing in deciphering the developmental mechanisms on how diverse populations of cortical projection neurons and interneurons are coordinated into high-functional territories and how they interact during assembly of cortical circuits into distinct functional areas. 

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