Christine METIN
Research Director

Neural Circuit Development



Patricia GASPAR
A number of developmental disorders, in particular in the field of psychiatry and neurology, are thought to result from brain wiring defects. This is the case for mental retardation or autism-...


1978-1982: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-aux-Roses (presently ENS Lyon). Agregation in Natural Sciences (1981)

1984 PhD in Neurosciences, University Paris VI (Thesis Director: M. Imbert, University Paris 11) 

1984: Post-Doc, Yale University Medical school, New Haven, Section of Neuroanatomy (Dir P. Rakic) Team DO Frost.

1988-1992: Investigator (Chargée de Recherche INSERM) in Institut des Neurosciences, Paris, Dir. M. Imbert

1992-1998: Institut Alfred Fessard, Gif Sur Yvette, Dir JD Vincent, Team “Neurogenesis” (Head P. Godement)

1998-2002: CNRS UMR 8542, ENS, Paris, Dir A. Prochiantz, Team “System nervous regionalisation” (Head M. Wassef)

2003-2007: INSERM U616, Paris, Dir. P. Gaspar, Team “Cerebral cortex development” (Head P. Gaspar). Habilitation to supervise graduate students (HDR), University Paris V (2006)

2007-2013: co-head with RM Mège of Team “Adhesion and migration of neural cells” at IFM, Paris, Dir JA Girault. Research Director (DR2) INSERM (2013)

2014-  : co-head with P. Gaspar of Team “Neural circuit development” at IFM