Thomas Auer

Neuronal Circuit Development Group

Main field of research: 

Neurogenetics / neurodevelopment

Keywords: 

zebrafish
Optogenetics
behavior
Vision
neural circuits

ENP label: 

2012

Research Center / Institute: 

Institut Curie - Centre de Recherche - Paris/Orsay

Research Unit Code: 

U934 - UMR3215

The optic tectum has emerged as a tractable visuomotor transformer, in which anatomical and functional studies can allow a better understanding of how behavior is controlled by neuronal circuits. We are examining the formation and function of the visual system in zebrafish larvae using in vivo time-lapse microscopy and state-of-the-art “connectomic” and “optogenetic” approaches to monitor and perturb neuronal activity. We apply complementary cellular and molecular analyses to dissect this circuit and identify the neuronal substrate of visual behaviors.

Leader

Leader: 

Personal

ENP Students: 

Team members: 

Karine Duroure
Thomas Auer
Christoph Gebhardt
Vincenzo Di Donato
Flavia De Santis
Celine Revenu
Shahad Albadri
Noe Testa
Institutions

Principal Institution: 

Institut Curie

Affiliated institutions: 

CNRS
Inserm

University: 

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Doctoral School: 

ED158
Laboratory

Surname: 

Edith Heard

Initiatives d'Excellence: 

Labex DEEP
Publications

Publications: 

Dunn, T. W., Gebhardt, C., Naumann, E. A., Riegler, C., Ahrens, M. B., Engert, F., and Del Bene, F. Neural Circuits Underlying Visually Evoked Escapes in Larval Zebrafish. Neuron (2016)

Di Donato, V., De Santis, F., Auer, T. O., Testa, N., Sanchez-Iranzo, H., Mercader, N., Concordet, J. P., and Del Bene, F.  2C-Cas9: a versatile tool for clonal analysis of gene function. Genome research (2016)

Auer, T. O., Xiao, T., Bercier, V., Gebhardt, C., Duroure, K., Concordet, J. P., Wyart, C., Suster, M., Kawakami, K., Wittbrodt, J., Baier, H., and Del Bene, F. Deletion of a kinesin I motor unmasks a mechanism of homeostatic branching control by neurotrophin-3. eLife (2015)

Auer, T. O., Duroure, K., Concordet, J. P., and Del Bene, F. CRISPR/Cas9-mediated conversion of eGFP- into Gal4-transgenic lines in zebrafish. Nature protocols (2014)

Auer, T. O., Duroure, K., De Cian, A., Concordet, J. P., and Del Bene, F.  Highly efficient CRISPR/Cas9-mediated knock-in in zebrafish by homology-independent DNA repair. Genome research (2014)