Dassine Berdous - PhD Student

Dassine obtained her Master degree at Paris Diderot university where she studied metabolism and metabolic diseases. She did her Master 2 internship in Dr. Buteau’s laboratory at the Alberta Diabetes Institute, where she worked on the characterization of transcriptional targets of ST18, a mediator of lipotoxicity in pancreatic beta cells. She has joined the group of Prof. Thorens in 2014 as a PhD student. Currently, she is working on the identification of new genes that are involved in insulin secretion.
Xavier Berney - Technician

Sophie Croizier - Maître assistant

Wanda Dolci - Technician

Sevasti Gaspari - Post-doctoral Fellow

Manon Gervais - Technician

Manon obtained a diploma of assistant engineer in physiology and physiophatology. She worked 18 months in France in several research laboratories in the field of Oncology. From now on, she is pursuing her scientific adventure in the Prof. Thorens Laboratory.
Sébastien Kessler - Post-doctoral Fellow

Sébastien completed a PhD at the University of Neuchâtel, working on the sensory physiology of a mosquito, vector of malaria. He then joined Newcastle University, UK, where he studied the physiology of taste in bees and some aspect of their feeding behaviour. He has joined the group of Prof. Thorens in March 2017 as a postdoc. His research project focuses on the role played by internal nutrient sensors and their associated neural circuits in the feeding preferences of mice.
Gwenaël Labouebe - Senior research assistant

After a master’s degree in computational science achieved in France, Gwenaël joined the University of Geneva where he obtained his PhD under the supervision of the Pr. Christian Lüscher working on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of dependence and addiction. In March 2009, he started a post-doctoral position with the Dr. Stephanie Borgland at the University of British Columbia where he investigated appetitive motivation disorders such as obesity and addiction. Since end of 2011 he is working as a research associate in the Prof. Thorens laboratory where he is studying the interaction between neuronal circuits involved in glucose-sensing and motivated feeding behaviors.
Fanny Langlet - Maître assistant

Fanny Langlet obtained a PhD under the supervision of Dr Bénédicte Dehouck and Dr Vincent Prévot at the University of Lille. Her graduate work was focused on the role of tanycytes within the blood–hypothalamus interface, and has highlighted a new concept in the glucostatic theory of appetite control. For her postdoctoral training, she joined the laboratory of Dr. Domenico Accili in 2014 to study the transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of key hepatic enzymes involved in the maintenance of glucose homeostasis. She joined the lab of Prof. Thorens in October 2017 as a Maître assistant Ambizione FNS. Her research project focuses on the common and subpopulation-specific molecular mechanisms underlying glucose-sensing by tanycytes.
Marc Lanzillo - Technician

Salima Metref - Technician

Alexandre Picard - Other

After two years of medical studies, Alexandre continued his studies at the University of Paris 7 and received a Bachelor of cell biology and physiology and a master cell biology, physiology and pathology. He did then a thesis in the field of metabolic diseases on the study of the role of hippocampal lipoprotein lipase in the nervous regulation of energy homeostasis. Alexandre has joined the laboratory of Prof. Thorens in 2013.
Simon Quenneville - Senior research assistant

Ana Rodriguez Sanchez-Archidona - Post-doctoral Fellow

Ana obtained her PhD at the University of Madrid for her work in the inflammatory mammary carcinoma. As a post-doctoral she worked on immunology and cancer in Madrid, Cincinnati and La Jolla in The United States. After, she studied Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Luxembourg and joined the group of Professor Bernard Thorens in 2016 to study type II diabetes.
Antoine Rohrbach - Technician

Clara Roujeau - Post-doctoral Fellow

Clara is a young French scientist. She defended her PhD in June 2016, at Institut Cochin, Paris under the supervision of Dr Ralf Jockers and Dr Julie Dam. During her PhD, she studied two new molecular mechanisms of central leptin resistance associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes. She joined the lab of Prof. Thorens in February 2017. This would be the opportunity to expand her knowledge on type 2 diabetes, with a focus on the role of GLUT2 in the beta pancreatic cells.
Stéphanie Scuderi - Administrative collaborator

Anastasiya Strembitska - Post-doctoral Fellow

David Tarussio - Technician