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Elim Hong, PhD., HDR

Principal Investigator

I was born in South Korea, did my PhD and post-doctoral research in the United  States and started my lab in France in 2016. I love reading, food, traveling and the arts, which I try to incorporate into my research (some better than others). The reason why I do science is to understand why I am.

Jean-Pierre Coutanceau

Assistant Ingenieur


Alice Rousseau


PhD candidate

Born and raised in Lebanon. I’ve always been interested in knowing more about the brain and how the nervous system processes thoughts, emotions and behavior. In 2019, I moved to Paris to start my PhD in neuroscience!

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Maroun Abi Younes, MSc.

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PhD candidate

I have lived and studied in Paris region for the most part, with internships in UK and the US. I am really interested in Neuroscience in itself, and how it is seen by and incorporated into other disciplines.

Soumaiya Imarraine, MSc.


Nicole Ortiz, MSc.

PhD candidate

I am from the Philippines, and I moved to France and Germany to do my master’s degree in Neuroscience. I am now based in Paris to do my PhD in Neuroscience! 

Master's student

Previous Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellows

Mohamad Rima, PhD (2017-2019) : current - researcher at StarkAge Therapeutics

Maryam Alavi Naini, MD, PhD (2016-2018) : current - senior analyst at Avanade

Graduate students


PhD degree

Dania Jundi, PhD (2018-2022) Sorbonne University/Lebanese Univeristy

Master's degree


Ninon Peysson (2023)

Nicole Ortiz (2022) : current - PhD candidate in the Hong lab

Edson Rodrigues (2019) : current - PhD candidate with K. Loulier (Institute for Neurosciences Montpellier)

Sarah Fouda (2019) : current - PhD candidate with S. Sakata (University of Strathclyde, Scotland)

Argan Verrier (2019-2020) :

current - PhD candidate (Institute Jean le Rond d'Alembert,  Sorbonne Université)

Pauline Dao (2018) : current - PhD candidate with K. Tessmar-Raible (University of Vienna)

Yara Lattouf (2018)

Pauline Rizutto (2018) : current - medical school (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis)

Margherita Zaupa (2017-2018) : current - PhD candidate with A. Fillosa (MDB, Berlin)

Barbara Pernot (2018)

Guillaume Denis (2016)


Camille Dumas (2022) : current - M2 program at iMIND

Undergraduate students

Camille Pignolet (2019) 

Alexis Rosa (2018)

Alex Nauleau (2017) : current - PhD candidate with G. Debregeas (LJP, Sorbonne Université)

Nida Farheen (2017) : current - PhD candidate with J. Gelles (Brandeis University, USA)


Erika Bullier (2016-2022) : Lab manager

Current : Assistant Ingenieur at University of Rouen Normandie

Camille Lelievre (2022) : BTS student

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