Thomas Boraud

Thomas Boraud
Neuroscientist

Thomas Boraud MD, PhD has a well-recognized expertise in multiple electrode recording in the context of action selection and decision making and their learning processes in the cortex-basal ganglia loop. His studies rely on in vivo electrophysiological recordings in behaving animals, both rodents and non-human primates, associated with advanced computational analysis tools - driven by theoretical models. After a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he secured a tenured position (Charge de Recherche) in the CNRS in 2001. Since then, Thomas Boraud published 80+ papers in peer reviewed journals. During this period, he has supervised the work of 11 post-doctoral fellows and 6 PhD students plus 20+ undergraduate students. Thomas Boraud secured a Directeur de Recherche CNRS position in 2008. He set up his own research team in 2011, along with 3 other senior researchers, 5 post-doctoral fellows, 3 PhD students and 1 technician. This team grow up in 2016 with the inclusion of 3 clinicians working on pathophysiology of executive functions. Beside his scientific duty, Thomas Boraud is Scientific Editor at PLoS one and Frontier in Neurosciences. He was president of the Parkinson's committee of Fondation de France (2009-2012) and has been elected president of the International basal Ganglia Society for 2017-2019.The work of Thomas Boraud has been recognized by prizes from the Fondation pour la Recherche Medicale en 2010 (Prix Innovation) and by the CNRS (Prime d'Excellence Scientifique, 2010-2013).

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