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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.

Assistant Ingenieur


Jean-Pierre Coutanceau


Dania Jundi, MSc.

PhD candidate


Soumaiya Imarraine, MSc.

PhD candidate

Nicole Ortiz, MSc.

PhD candidate

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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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PhD candidate

Maroun Abi Younes, MSc.

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.

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

Master's students (M2)

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)

Master's students (M1)

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