Berenice Coutant

Bérénice Coutant joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow in April 2023. She was born in Paris, and grew up in Brussels, Belgium. She had two older brothers and as a child, had to fight to survive; she learned that she could do anything that a man could do. She studied Biology and Neuroscience as an undergraduate and Master’s student Université Libre de Bruxelles, then got her PhD in Systems Neuroscience at École Normale Superieure de Paris. Before joining the lab, she studied the role of the cerebellum in motor control and Parkinson’s Disease. In the Nelson Lab, she is studying the cognitive aspects of Parkinson’s Disease and their circuit underpinnings. Outside the lab, she makes the best chocolate mousse outside of Paris.