Cen­tre de Neu­ro­physique, Phys­i­olo­gie et Patholo­gie - CNRS UMR 8119
Uni­ver­sité Paris Descartes
45 Rue des Saints Pères
75270 Paris Cedex 06

Fax : +33 (0) 1 42 86 20 80

Dr. Claude MEUNIER

Director, DR-CNRS
Direction and support team, Cerebral Dynamics, Plasticity, Learning

claude.meunier@-Code to remove to avoid SPAM-parisdescartes.fr
+33 1 42 86 21 41, room H335

Research Interests

My current research that focuses the operating principles of neurons cover two areas:

  1. Synaptic integration, Discharge patterning, and Spike conduction. I investigate using analytical methods how the morphological and electrical properties of the membrane shape the integrative and firing properties of neurons. My recent works in this field clarify the impact of membrane heterogeneities on the operation of neurons
  2. Integrative properties of motoneurons and Spinal physiology. In collaboration with the electrophysiologists of the laboratory I study how lumbar motoneurons integrate incoming synaptic inputs and how proprioceptive information is filtered and used in the spinal cord to control movements. My most recent work in this field deals with shunting inhibition of motoneurons.


Recent Publications