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Neural basis of visual bistability in the zebrafish (2-photon calcium imaging and optogenetics)


Using the zebrafish larva as the experimental model and a multidisciplinary approach, including twophoton calcium imaging to monitor activity of neural networks, motor behaviours, genetic engineering...

Biographie / Publications


2010 HDR, Université Descartes - Paris V.

2004-2008 Postdoctoral fellow. University of California Berkeley.

1998-2004 Ph.D. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Brain Sciences and Behavior.



2009- Director of Research class 2, INSERM.

2008- Group leader, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris.



Pérez-Schuster V, Kulkarni A, Nouvian M, Romano SA, Lygdas K, Jouary A, Dipoppa M, Pietri T, Haudrechy M, Candat V, Boulanger-Weill J, Hakim V, Sumbre G. Sustained Rhythmic Brain Activity Underlies Visual Motion Perception in Zebrafish. Cell Reports. 17, 4:1098-1112. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.09.065.


Jouary A, Haudrechy M, Candelier R, Sumbre G. A 2D virtual reality system for visual goal-driven navigation in zebrafish larvae.Scientific Reports. 6, 34015; doi: 10.1038/srep34015


Candelier R*, Murmu MS*, Romano SA, Jouary A, Debregeas G*, Sumbre G*. (2015) A microfluidic device to study neuronal and motor responses to acute chemical stimuli in zebrafish. Scientific Reports. 5, 12196; doi: 10.1038/srep12196

Romano SA, Pietri T, Perez-Schuster V, Jouary A, Haudrechy M, Sumbre G. (2015) Spontaneous Neuronal Network Dynamics Reveal Circuit’s Functional Adaptations for Behavior. Neuron.

Pietri T, Roman AC, Guyon N, Romano SA, Washbourne P, Moens CB, de Polavieja GG, Sumbre G. (2013) The first mecp2-null zebrafish model shows altered motor behaviors. Front. Neural Circuits.7(118) doi:10.3389/fncir.2013.00118

Panier T, Romano S, Olive R, Pietri T, Sumbre G, Candelier R and Debrégeas. (2013) Fast functional imaging of multiple brain regions in intact zebrafish larvae using Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy. Front. Neural Circuits. 7(65) doi: 10.3389/fncir.2013.00065

Sumbre G, Muto A, Baier H and Poo MM. (2008) Entrained rhythmic activities of neuronal ensembles as perceptual memory of time interval. Nature. 456(7218):102-106.