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Lab technician

Chelsea Hayen

PhD student

Louis Foucault


Zuzana Durajová

Master student (Erasmus)

Chelsea Hayen

PhD student

Esther Klingler, group leader

I studied integrative Biology and Neuroscience in Pierre & Marie Curie University (Paris Sorbonne, France). During these years, I went from cell polarity in drosophila (Cambridge, UK) to associative learning in rats (Orsay, France). I did my PhD at the Fer à Moulin Institute (Paris, France) where I studied the abnormal development of inter-hemispheric tracts in transgenic mice, using histological and in vitro axon guidance assays.

I next moved to the University of Geneva (Switzerland) for my postdoc and joined the group of Denis Jabaudon, where I used experimental and computational approaches based on RNA sequencing and axon tracing to address the emergence of projection neuron diversity during development in the mouse neocortex.

I have received a Prima grant from SNSF and I have started my own group of research in the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease research in September 2023, where we are studying the molecular trajectories of amygdala neurons during development.

Interested in joining the lab?

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