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General Management and scientific Department



Dr Mélissa FARINELLI-SCHARLY

President, Head of EX VIVO electrophysiology platform
PhD, Doctor in Neurosciences

Mélissa is Founder and President of E-PHY-SCIENCE.  Head of the Ex vivo platform, she was trained as a neurophysiologist and has more than 15 years of experience in Electrophysiology.

Mélissa completed a PhD in Neurosciences from the ETH Zurich (Switzerland). During her PhD, Mélissa performed fundamental discoveries on the mechanism underlying pro-death neuronal signaling pathways that contribute to neuronal degeneration in many acute CNS diseases. She then completed two post-doctoral fellowships in Switzerland, during which she was part of the Roche Program Fellowship. In the laboratory of Isabelle Mansuy (Brain Research Institute of Zurich) and in the lab of Kaspar Vogt (Biozentrum, university of Basel) Mélissa was trained as a neurophysiologist and has more than 15 years of experience in Electrophysiology.

As head of E-PHY-SCIENCE, over the last 8 years, Mélissa supervised several projects for pharma and biotech running CNS diseases programs.

Dr Sandrine HUGUES-ASCERY

Head of IN VIVO electrophysiology platform
PhD, Doctor in Neurosciences
 

Sandrine is Chief Scientist of the In vivo electrophysiological platform at E-PHY-SCIENCE. Trained as a neurophysiologist Sandrine has more than 15 years of experience in vivo electrophysiology (single and multi-electrode recordings).

Sandrine completed a PhD in Neurosciences from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France). She then completed two post-doctoral fellowships in France. During her PhD and post-doctoral fellowships, Sandrine empowered her skills and experience on in vivo electrophysiological techniques and behavioral tasks.

Sandrine joined E-PHY-SCIENCE in 2014.

 

Dr Virginie BRIFFAUD

Researcher
PhD, Doctor in Neurosciences

Virginie is an ex vivo and in vivo electrophysiologist. After a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Lyon 1 (France), Virginie worked for 5 years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Karolinska Institute of Stockholm (Sweden). Trained as a neurophysiologist, Virginie is experienced in  in vivo electrophysiology (intracellular, single and multi-electrode recordings) and  ex vivo (Patch-clamp recordings). Since 2015, Virginie joined the ex vivo platform.of E-PHY-SCIENCE performing field and whole-cell patch-clamp recordings to answer the need of our partner.

Pr Michel Lazdunski

Scientific board president
 

Michel Lazdunski is professor at the Medical School of the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis He holds the chair of Molecular Pharmacology at the Institut Universitaire de France. A world-renowned specialist of ion channels, Michel Lazdunski has made internationally recognized contributions to basic research and to applied research in pharmacology and pathology. These range from understanding the mechanisms underlying oral antidiabetics, and inhalational anesthetics, to the mechanisms of pain perception, cardiac arrhythmia, epilepsy, depression, and cerebral ischemia.

 

Dr Milène BORSOI

Researcher
PhD, Doctor in Neurosciences

Milene is an ex vivo and in vivo neurobiologist. Trained as a neurophysiologist, Milene is experienced in ex vivo electrophysiology (patch-clamp and field recording) and rodent behavior (behavioral phenotyping and preclinical models in neuropharmacology).
Milene obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Mediterranean Institut of Neurobiology (INMED, Marseille, France). Milene joined E-Phy-Science in 2021.

Dr Marianne AINCY

Researcher
PhD, Doctor in Neurosciences

Marianne is an ex vivo and in vivo electrophysiologist. Trained as a neurophysiologist, Marianne is experienced in ex vivo electrophysiology (patch-clamp and field recording on slices), in vivo electrophysiology (multielectrode recordings) as well as in behavioral protocols (coupled or not to optogenetics).
Marianne obtained a PhD in Neurosciences from the university of Bordeaux (France) and joined E-PHY-SCIENCE in 2021.

Alissende SERS-PAGANEL

Biologist engineer
 

Alissende is a biology engineer with a decade of CRO experience. Alissende is experienced in in vitro electrophysiology (Patch-clamp recordings on slices and neuronal cultures).
She obtained two master’s degree in Neurobiology and Bio-engneering respectivly in 2009 and 2011 and joined E-PHY-SCIENCE in 2021.

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Tatsuo MIYAUCHI

Scientific Representative
Ph.D. in CNS pharmacology

 

After obtaining a Ph.D. in CNS pharmacology, he worked for 10 years as a member of the faculty of Tohoku University. Then he joined Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. and spent over 25 years with positions such as Head of Pharmacology Dept. and Head of Research Division. Since leaving Chugai, Dr. Miyauchi served as Japanese Scientific Representative of several French CROs in the area of CNS Pharmacology.  For E-Phy-Science, he acts as a Scientific Representative for Japan-based clients, seeking a better understanding of their project needs and creating an interface for ongoing collaborations.