Centre for Behaviour and Evolution

Staff Profile

Dr Thomas Carle

Marie Slowdowska-Curie IF Fellow

Background

Education

From my education, I developed multidisciplinary skills in Neurosciences, Ethology and Neuroethology in order to perform my researches using different visions and approaches. I started my researches by developing my knowledge and skills in electrophysiology (whole cell patch-clamp/intracellular recordings), and cellular and molecular biology. I conducted a number of laboratory experiments on cells (HEK 293) and vertebrates (Xenopus laevis) in order to investigate the biophysical alterations of sodium channel mutations responsible for human pathologies.

Early, not satisfied to limit my skills on these techniques and with the wish to enlarge my vision in science, I decided to switch and to purchase in Neuroethology by completing my education with a Master degree in Animal and Human Behavior. At this moment, by integrating Newcastle University, I chose to get experience and to consolidate my knowledge about Ethology by investigating the learning processes and decision making in birds (Sturnus vulgaris) based on a pure behavioral approach.

Finishing my education and developing skills and knowledge necessary for my future projects, I am currently investigating multisensory integration using invertebrate as model because of their simple nervous system.


Qualifications

PhD Neurosciences (2009), University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, France)

Master Ethology (2009), University Rennes1 (Rennes, France)

Master Neurosciences (2005), University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, France)

Bachelor Cellular and Molecular Biology (2003), University Paris XII (Paris, France)


Positions

Marie Curie Fellow (Marie Curie individual fellowship - 2016/2018 (2 year)) - Centre for Behaviour and Evolution, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK

Post-doc fellowship (Canon Foundation grant - 2015 (1 year)) - Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Japan

Visiting researcher (Leverhulme grant - 2014 (1 year)) - Centre for Behaviour and Evolution, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK

Post-doc fellowship (JSPS grants - 2012/2013 (1 year)) - Department of Earth System Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Fukuoka University, Japan

Post-doc fellowship (Fyssen grants - 2011/2012 (1 year)) - Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Japan

Research assistant (ASAB grant - 2010 (4 months)) - Centre for Behaviour and Evolution, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK