After earning a Mechanical and Industrial Engineering diploma from Arts & Métiers ParisTech, Marc-Joseph pursued a M.Sc in Biomedical Engineering at the Imperial College London, where he developed a low cost 3d Printed prosthetic hand. Using his engineering background, he would like to use tools such as Brain Machine Interface, optogenetics, electrophysiology, machine learning and computational models to understand our cognitive, sensory and motor systems. Then, he would like to apply this knowledge to the development of disruptive, innovative technologies that transform and enhance lives.
Marc-Joseph joined the Graybiel lab in November 2014 in order to learn to collect and process neural signals, optogenetics and animal behavior. He works with Dr. Sebastien Delcasso in the study of the influence of striatal interneurons on neural oscillations. He is also involved in the study of neuronal dysfunction in a new animal model of Huntington's Disease.
Marc-Joseph will start this fall 2015 a Ph.D in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics at Harvard/MIT HST department.