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Fabien Naneix is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour at the University of Leicester, UK. He is originally from France and attended the University of Bordeaux where he obtained his BSc in Cellular Biology & Physiology in 2006, then his MSc in Neuroscience in 2008.

After this, Fabien joined the Aquitaine Institute for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience in the team of Dr. Etienne Coutureau where he obtained his PhD in 2011, and his did first postdoc on the development of the dopamine system during adolescence and its vulnerability to palatable food consumption. Since 2017, Fabien has been part of Dr. James McCutcheon’s team in Leicester where he is working on the cortico-limbic circuits underlying the control of food intake and especially protein appetite.

We spoke to Fabien about his work, the challenges facing scientists internationally, the lessons he’s learned so far in his scientific career, and more.

Period5 Jun 2019

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