Barral's CV

2019 - PresentGroup leader at the Institut de l'AuditionInstitut de l'Audition - Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
2011 - 2018Postdoctoral fellow at NYUCenter for Neural Science - New York University, NYC, USATopic : Information processing in neuronal networksAdvisors : Alex Reyes - Functional interactions of neurons in a network Xiao-Jing Wang - Propagation of information in feedforward networks John Rinzel - Dendritic integration using dynamic-clamp
2007 - 2011Ph.D. in BiophysicsPhysico-Chimie Curie laboratory - Institut Curie - Paris VII University, Paris, FranceDissertation topic : The hair bundle amplifier of inner ear hair cellsAdvisor : Pascal Martin - Active mechano-sensitivity by hair cells in the inner earGraduate school : "Frontiers in Life Sciences"
2003 - 2007Student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure - Paris, FranceDuring these 4 years, I obtained degrees in conjunction with universities Paris VI and Paris VII and started my PhD program.2006 : MSc in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Life Sciences2005 : Master’s Degree in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry2004 : BSc in Physics and Chemistry
2001 - 2003"Classes préparatoires" in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry - Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Paris, FranceTwo-year selective and intensive national undergraduate program preparing for the national competitive exam for entry to French engineering schools.
Grants
  • Grants – Project leader
2019 - 2024 Starting package from the Fondation pour l’Audition2019 - 2021 Career Development Award from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP, CDA00009/2017-C)2018 - 2020 CNRS Momentum from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • Grants – Partner
2018 - 2021 DIM Elicit: HoloCal – High speed volumetric imaging and photostimulation (project lead by Nicolas Renier, Institut du Cerveau, Paris, France)
Fellowships2012 - 2015 Postdoctoral fellowship from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP, LT000132/2012-L)2010 - 2011 PhD thesis fellowship from the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes foundation2007 - 2010 PhD thesis fellowship from the French ministry of research2003 - 2007 Fellowship from the French ministry of education as a student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure. Awarded to the top 10 chemistry students in France
Awards2018 Travel grant from the NSF to attend the Computational and System Neuroscience meeting (Cosyne)2014 Travel grant from the NSF to attend the Computational and System Neuroscience meeting (Cosyne)2011 Prize for Young Researcher from the Bettencourt foundation2011 Travel award from the Association for Research in Otolaryngology for the Annual Mid-Winter Meeting2010 Travel award from the Association for Research in Otolaryngology for the Annual Mid-Winter Meeting2007 Tuition and travel grant from Marine Biological Laboratory to attend the Biology of the Inner Ear course
Teaching and Editorial Service
  • Teaching
2019 - 2020 Teaching assistantSorbonne University, Paris, FrancePhysics tutorials at the Master level2017 - 2018 Teaching assistantNew York University, New York, USANeuroscience lab and tutorials at undergraduate level2007 - 2010 Teaching assistant - Paris VII University, Paris, FranceBiophysics, mechanics, LabVIEW at undergraduate level2006 - 2007 Teaching assistant - Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Paris, FranceTutorial in chemistry at undergraduate level
  • Mentoring
Institut de l’Audition: Daiana Minocci (postdoc), Aurélien Gaudaire (Master student)NYU: Eliott Levy (Master student), Benjamin Suutari (rotating graduate student), Xingyu Ding (Master student), Cristina Pericas (Master student)Institut Curie: Nathan Faivre (Master student)
  • Ad-hoc reviewer
Nature Neuroscience, Nature Communications, Scientific Reports, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review E, Frontiers in Neurosciences, Complexity, Entropy, Cognition, Biological Cybernetics.
  • Organization of conferences
May 12th 2018 Sense to Synapse 2018 http://www.sense2synapse.comApril 8th 2017 Sense to Synapse 2017 http://www.sense2synapse.com
Intensive Courses and Summer Schools2007 Biology of the Inner Ear - Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA2007 Imaging - Eurohear Training Meeting, Venice, Italy2006 Electrophysiology - Eurohear Training Meeting, Venice, Italy2006 Protein biochemistry, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France