Motoneurons and synaptic partners (MotoPSyn)


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Our goal is to decipher the impact of the sensory-motor environment on both the global motor physiology and the possible development of motoneuronal pathologies. Using various animal models, including invertebrates, amphibians, rodents and humans that are complementary and offer specific opportunities, our research aims principally at understanding the fundamental processes of motoneuron development and motor functions physiology in a context of permanent interactions between single neurons, neuronal networks and sensory information. Specific projects focusing on various developmental and motor pathologies (ALS, ASS, vestibulopathies) are also conducted.

Selected publications

Team leader
Pascal Branchereau
Université de Bordeaux

Didier Le Ray

Team member(s)

Chercheurs, Praticiens hospitaliers...

Jean-René Cazalets (Unity Director)
Guy Simonnet (Former Hospital Practitionner - Emeritus)
Romuald Nargeot (University Teacher- Researcher)
Denis Combes (University Teacher- Researcher)
Antonny Czarnecki (Enseignant-chercheur)

Ingénieur(e)s, technicien(ne)s

William Cazenave



Neuropsychologist(s) and speech therapist(s)

Ingénieur(s) hospitalier(s) et ARC