Dr. Stéphanie Trouche joins the Unit as an MRC Investigator Scientist. Stéphanie’s previous research has focused on the neural circuits underlying memory processes and has employed system-neuroscience approach combining behavioural, neuroanatomical and imaging tools. In September 2009, Stéphanie obtained her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Toulouse, France, where she examined the contribution of new hippocampal neurons to spatial memory processes. She moved in January 2010 as a Fyssen postdoc fellow at Tufts University School of Medicine (Department of Neuroscience, Boston, USA) in the group of Dr. Leon Reijmers where she studied the role of the inhibitory circuits during memory extinction. She will now work in the group of Dr. David Dupret where she will be studying how the assembly firing patterns in the hippocampus contribute to the formation and expression of spatial memory traces.