Michaël Bazelot started his Neurophysiology studies in the University of Toulouse at the Center for Animal Cognition (CRCA). He characterized the GABAergic transmission in honeybee antennal lobe cells culture with patch clamp recordings. He then did his PhD at the Cortex and Epilepsy INSERM Unit directed by Dr. Richard Miles in Paris. He studied the origin of spontaneous and single cell induced local field potentials in the CA3 region of rats and mice hippocampus in vitro. Recordings obtained with multi-electrodes arrays allowed him to identify the specific inhibitory field potentials elicited by interneurons targeting different part of the CA3 pyramidal cell.
Michaël joins the group of Dr. Marco Capogna as a post-doc supported by the Wellcome Trust. He will be studying the contribution of hippocampal inputs onto the functions of specific GABAergic cells of rodent amygdala.