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Post-Doctoral Fellow

B.Sc. Cell biology and physiology, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
M.Sc. Neuroscience, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

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Fany Messanvi joined the Chudasama lab in June 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow. She is interested in the anatomical and functional relations between the neural circuits underlying executive functions and the brainstem neuromodulatory systems. To investigate these links, she applies various methods including behavioral testing, pharmacology, viral transynaptic tracing and optogenetic manipualations.

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Beldjoud H, Messanvi F, Nadif Kasri N, Roozendaal B. Extraction, Identification, and Quantification of Histones from Small Quantities of Specific Brain Tissue. Curr Protoc Neurosci. 2016 Jul 1;76:4.38.1-4.38.20. PMID: 27367963.

Messanvi F, Eggens-Meijer E, Roozendaal B, van der Want JJ. A discrete dopaminergic projection from the incertohypothalamic A13 cell group to the dorsolateral periaqueductal gray in rat. Front Neuroanat. 2013;7:41. PMID: 24367297.

Fornari RV, Wichmann R, Atsak P, Atucha E, Barsegyan A, Beldjoud H, Messanvi F, Thuring CM, Roozendaal B. Rodent stereotaxic surgery and animal welfare outcome improvements for behavioral neuroscience. J Vis Exp. 2012 Jan 30;(59):e3528. PMID: 22314779.

Fournet V, Jany M, Fabre V, Chali F, Orsal D, Schweitzer A, Andrieux A, Messanvi F, Giros B, Hamon M, Lanfumey L, Deloulme JC, Martres MP. The deletion of the microtubule-associated STOP protein affects the serotonergic mouse brain network. J Neurochem. 2010 Dec;115(6):1579-94. PMID: 20969568.


Messanvi F, Kalicharan D, Sjollema K, Jafari S, van der Want JJ, Roozendaal B. (2012) Glucocorticoid receptor and β2-adrenoceptor colocalize at excitatory synapses in the rat basolateral amygdala. Forum of Neuroscience Abstr. #2236. Barcelona, Spain

Messanvi F, Roozendaal B. (2011) Acute corticosterone administration induces delayed effects on anxiety behavior via an interaction with the noradrenergic system. IBRO World Congress, Florence, Italy.

Messanvi F, van Vliet S, Eggens-Meijer E, Roozendaal B, Klop EM. (2009) Dopamine input to dorsolateral periaqueductal gray, a possible for dopamine in defense behavior. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. #343.22, Chicago, IL, USA.