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Catherine Belzung Ph.D.

Professor in Neuroscience

Georgine Accrombessi

PhD Student

Catherine Belzung Ph.D.

Professor in Neuroscience

Catherine Belzung Ph.D. 

Professor in Neuroscience

Catherine Belzung, Ph.D. is Professor in Neurosciences at University of Tours and Senior researcher at Institut Universitaire de France. She is chairing an Inserm research Institute (iBrain) devoted to research in personalized Psychiatry. More specifically, she is interested in the neurobiology of major depression and in  treatment resistance, using an inter-disciplinar approach involving dialog with different disciplines (neurosciences, psychology, psychiatry, philosophy economy, physics).

She is working on 3 topics:

a) Designing and validating animal models of psychiatric disorders;
b) Investigating the role of hippocampal neurogenesis in stress resilience and in remission from depressive states;
c) Neurostimulation to treat psychiatric disorders and investigation of the underlying mechanisms.

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Georgine Accrombessi

PhD Student

Georgine Accrombessi

PhD Student

Georgine holds a Psychology degree and a Master’s degree in Neuroscience Cognition and Psychology from the University of Tours, France. She is currently a Ph.D. student working on affective disorder. She previously worked on brain activation during acute stress in an animal model. Currently in the ADORe project, she is investigating the vulnerability to depression-like behaviors and the associated neural changes using an animal model.