Antoine Bergel

Antoine Bergel, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
The Neuro, Montreal Neurological Institute
McGill University


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Antoine Bergel is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and ESPCI Paris (Paris, France). After developing functional ultrasound with electrophysiology in behaving animals during his PhD (2012-2016) at Sorbonne University in Paris (ex-UPMC), he then joined Physics for Medicine Paris as a postdoc (2017-2020) to further develop functional ultrasound imaging in freely-moving rodents.

During his PhD, he was a key actor of the transition for functional ultrasound imaging from anesthetized animals to awake, behaving animals, in combination with electrophysiological recordings (Sieu et al., Nat. Meth. 2015). He also pioneered whole-brain recordings during sleep with a particular emphasis on REM sleep (Bergel et al., Nat. Comm. 2018).  He then moved to the Tanter Lab to benefit from the latest developments in functional ultrasound technology and pushed forward a series of projects on neurovascular interactions during stereotyped behavior (Bergel et al., Nat. Comm. 2020), REM sleep (Matei et al., Comm. Bio, 2022) and decoding using artificial neural networks (Berthon et al., 2022).

He is currently exploring new fields of systems neuroscience using high-density electrophysiogical recordings and calcium imaging in both rats and mice at the Benchenane and Peyrache Labs to investigate the life and death of memories in the hippocampus and retrosplenial cortex.