Sonia Garel heads the team Brain Development and Plasticity at the Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Superieure (IBENS) in Paris (France). Her research focuses on understanding the molecular and cellular logic that controls the assembly of forebrain neural circuits during embryogenesis and postnatal development. After earning her PhD in Developmental Biology in University Paris 6 (France), she completed a post-doctoral stay at UCSF (San Francisco, USA). Subsequently, she became assistant professor at the IBENS. Since 2008, she is heading the team Brain Development and Plasticity. She is a recipient of the European Young Investigator Award (EURYI), the EMBO Young Investigator Program and the ERC consolidator program.
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