Lisa Roux

Lisa Roux

Host Institution

Group Leader, CNRS Researcher (CR)

Current position

Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience (CNRS UMR 5297 – Université de Bordeaux), Bordeaux, France

Sensory bases of memory


In most Mammals, olfaction is a central sensory modality as it supports an array of crucial behaviors such as feeding, reproduction, maternal behavior and social interactions. Although specific odors can trigger innate responses, most odor stimuli acquire behavioral significance upon learning and experience. The goal of Lisa Roux and her team is to identify the network mechanisms underlying the formation of olfactory memory traces across distributed brain regions. More generally, it aims at understanding how sensory information is routed and processed in the brain to integrate lasting memories.

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• 2018 Appointed Research Associate (CNRS CR, permanent position) and Group Leader, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Institute, Bordeaux, France

• 2012-2017, New York University School of Medicine, Institute for Neuroscience, New York, U.S.A., Buzsáki Laboratory

• 2007-2011 PhD, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Collège de France, Paris, France, supervisor: Christian Giaume


• 2019 ERC Starting Grant (2019)

• 2018 Paoletti Prize awarded by INSB, CNRS

• 2017 Laureate of the ATIP-Avenir programme

• 2017 Recipient of an IdEx Chair of Excellence from the University of Bordeaux

• 2017 Laureate of a Neurocampus Chair from the Conseil Régional Nouvelle-Aquitaine

• 2015 Laureate of a K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence Award

• 2013 Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation Young Researchers Award