Institut de Biologie de l'ENS, ENS-PSL/INSERM/CNRS
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Revisiting the roles of the cerebellum: lessons from motor and emotional systems
Clément Léna studied physics and biology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. During his PhD he studied the physiology of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors at the Pasteur Institute. After receiving training on in vivo multielectrode recordings at MIT in the laboratory of Matt Wilson, he obtained an INSERM position in Paris. His research aims at revealing the multiple functions and mechanisms of the cerebello-cerebral circuits. He has notably pioneered the use of multitrodes in the cerebellum in vivo to characterize ultra-fast cerebellar oscillations, provided the first functional demonstration of closed loops between the cerebellum and the cortex, and unraveled the role of the cerebellum in regulating cortical oscillations and synchronizations.