During his PhD, he studied the whisker primary somatosensory cortex in a genetic model of absence-epilepsy in the rat. He found that an abnormal structural connectivity was involved in seizure generation and showed that this pathological connectivity impairs whisker sensory coding.
Florian joined the Brain and Sound lab as a postdoc in September 2019. He will work on GABAergic circuits involved in auditory perceptual learning.
Studer, F., Laghouati, E., Jarre, G., David, O., Pouyatos, B., and Depaulis, A. (2019). Sensory coding is impaired in rat absence epilepsy. J. Physiol. 597, 951–966.
Jarre, G., Altwegg-Boussac, T., Williams, M.S., Studer, F., Chipaux, M., David, O., Charpier, S., Depaulis, A., Mahon, S., and Guillemain, I. (2017). Building Up Absence Seizures in the Somatosensory Cortex: From Network to Cellular Epileptogenic Processes. Cereb. Cortex 27, 4607–4623.
Studer, F., Serduc, R., Pouyatos, B., Chabrol, T., Bräuer-Krisch, E., Donzelli, M., Nemoz, C., Laissue, J.A., Estève, F., and Depaulis, A. (2015). Synchrotron X-ray microbeams: A promising tool for drug-resistant epilepsy treatment. Phys. Med. 31, 607–614.