About me

My research is focused on two active areas of neuroscience - neuroimaging and optogenetics. These powerful tools allow to precisely control and observe neurocircuits in vivo.

Using these tools, I am particularly interested in understanding how the brain computes sensory inputs in normal and pathological conditions. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Vision Institute in Paris where I study how the visual cortex processes new retinal information after vision restoration by optogenetics in blind rodents. 

Originally trained as an engineer and a physicist, I am also interested in improving these tools. I am developing new techniques for imaging or stimulating neuronal networks. For example, during my PhD at the Langevin Institute in Paris, I developed a new method to image whole-brain activity of rodents with ultrasound.


[Left] Fluorescence fundus of a blind retina expressing channelrhodopsin in ganglion cells

[Right] Microvascularisation of the rat brain observed by microDoppler ultrasound 



Emilie Macé