Appointed Associate Professor (Docent) of Neuroscience in May 2020, I am a Senior Researcher at the Aging Research Center (ARC) effective April 2014. I received my PhD in Psychology in 2007 at the University of Caen/Basse-Normandie (France), and continued with my postdoctoral research from 2008 to 2010 at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology (Umeå University, Sweden). I was employed as Research Associate at ARC from 2010 to 2014. I am also a licensed psychologist since 2004, with training in neuropsychology in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery of the Hospital of Caen.
My main field of research is the effects of aging on structural, molecular and functional brain integrity, in relation to cognition, with a special focus on memory. I use a broad range of Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques and Positron Emission Tomography. I am the principal investigator of the ongoing IronAge project, in which the impact of brain iron concentration on brain activity, psychomotor and memory performance in aging is studied. I am also the scientific coordinator of the MRI database of SNAC-K.
IronAge project: https://ki-su-arc.se/research/iron-protocol/
I am the leader of the doctoral course "Integration of neuroimaging and cognition in normal aging and dementia" (course 2846), integrated within the Neuroscience programme at KI.
I teach regularly at the undergraduate level in the Psychology programme at KI since 2011.
Since 2019, I am deputy for the division of Aging Research Center of the Committee for Doctoral Education at the NVS department.