Charlotte Boccara

Postdoctoral Fellow - Brain Signalling
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Visiting address 0372 Oslo Sogsvannsveien 9 Norway
Postal address Postboks 1103 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

The role of sleep in cognitive development: Sleep is essential for healthy cognitive development. The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in chronic sleep deprivation among children that amounts to what is now a public health epidemic. Despite the substantial societal impact of sleep deprivation on cognitive neurodevelopmental disorders, we still know very little about the neural mechanisms that promote cognitive development during sleep. To address this crucial gap in our knowledge, I have designed an innovative research project at the junction of developmental neurobiology, system neuroscience and sleep research.

Impact: This research has the ambition to answer a timely health concern. And thus has a clear societal impact with giving incentive to change policies that encourage healthier sleep habits, as well as translational research applications to study associations with neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Twitter @ChaBoccara

Research experience

Since 2018:  Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at UiO

                     Institute of Basic Medical sciences

                     Storm lab

2017–2018:  Research Associate at King's College London

                     Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

                     Marin lab and Rico lab

2012–2016:   Postdoctoral Researcher at the IST Austria

                      Institute of Science and Technology Austria

                      Csicsvari lab 

2006–2012:   PhD Student at NTNU 

                      Kavli Institute for Systems Neurosciences

                      Moser lab

Education

2014              PhD, Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine

                      (NTNU, Trondheim)

2005              MSc, Neurosciences, Université Marie et Pierre Curie

                      (UMPC, Paris 6)

2003              BSc, Cellular Biology and Physiology, UMPC

                      (Paris 6)

Awards

2019             Young Research Talent, Norwegian Research Council

2018              Marie Curie MSCA-IF Postdoctoral Fellowship

2017              MRC CNDD Seed Funds

2006              PhD Fellowship Faculty of Medicine

Teaching

2018              Komparativ anatomi/evolusjon 

                      MED2200 (UIO)

2017              Memory mechanisms in health and diseases

                      6BBYN309 (King's College)

2014–2016    Systems Neuroscience

                      C_NEU-205 Graduate school (IST Austria)

Collaborations

Johan Storm (IMB, UiO, Norway)

Rosamund Langston (Dundee, UK)

Dori Derdikman  (Technion, Haifa, Israel)

Menno Witter (Kavli Institute, NTNU, Norway)

Hua Hu (IMB, UiO, Norway)

Koen Vervaeke (IMB, UiO, Norway)

Cathrin Canto (NiN, Amsterdam, Nederlands)

Recent talks

Nov. 28, 2018 (IMB, UiO) How do goals alter spatial cognitive maps?

Outreach

DevNeuro Academy (King's College London)

Press

The scientist  Quanta magazine Medicalxpress Science.apa.at vbio

Khrono Aftenposten Uniforum

Publications

Google scholar citations

 

Boccara CN, Nardin M, Stella F, O'Neill J, Csicsvari J.

The Entorhinal Cognitive Map is Attracted to Goals

Science 2019, 363(6434):1443-1447.

 

O’Neill J, Boccara CN, Stella F, Schoenenberger P,Csicsvari J.

Superficial Layers of the Medial Entorhinal Cortex Replay Independent of the Hippocampus.

Science 2017, 355(6321):184-188.

 

Simonnet J, Nassar M, Stella F, Cohen I, Mathon B, Boccara CN, Miles R, Fricker D.

Activity dependent feedback inhibition may maintain head direction signals in mouse presubiculum.

Nature Communication 2017, 8:16032.

 

Boccara CN, Kjønigsen LJ, Hammer I, Bjålie J, Leergaard TB, Witter MP.

A Three-Plane High Resolution Architectonic Atlas of the Rat Hippocampal Region. 

Hippocampus 2015, 25(7), 838-57.

 

Boccara CN, Sargolini F, Hult V, Solstad T, Witter MP, Moser EI and Moser M-B.

Grid Cells in Pre- and Parasubiculum. 

Nature Neuroscience 2010, 13, 987-994.

 

Solstad T, Boccara CN, Kropff E, Moser M-B & Moser EI.

Representation of Geometric Borders in the Entorhinal Cortex. 

Science 2008, 322, 1865-1868.

 

  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina; Kjønigsen, Lisa Jannicke; Hammer, Ingvild Marie F.; Bjaalie, Jan G.; Leergaard, Trygve Brauns & Witter, Menno (2015). A three-plane architectonic atlas of the rat hippocampal region. Hippocampus.  ISSN 1050-9631.  25(7), s 838- 857 . doi: 10.1002/hipo.22407
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Sargolini, Francesca; Thoresen, Veslemøy Hult; Solstad, Trygve; Witter, Menno; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Grid cells in pre- and parasubiculum. Nature Neuroscience.  ISSN 1097-6256.  13(8), s 987- U112 . doi: 10.1038/nn.2602 Show summary
  • Solstad, Trygve; Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Kropff, Emilio; Moser, May-Britt & Moser, Edvard Ingjald (2008). Representation of geometric borders in the entorhinal cortex. Science.  ISSN 0036-8075.  322(5909), s 1865- 1868 . doi: 10.1126/science.1166466

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  • Moser, May-Britt; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Boccara, Charlotte Nina (2014). Spatial coding in the hippocampal region.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010, 09. august). Better understanding of mapmaking in the brain. [Internett].  PhysOrg.com.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010, 09. august). Better understanding of mapmaking in the brain. [Internett].  Science Daily.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010, 09. august). Better understanding of mapmaking in the brain. [Internett].  Genetic Engineering News.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010, 09. august). Better understanding of mapmaking in the brain. [Internett].  EurekAlert!.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010, 11. august). Better understanding of mapmaking in the brain. [Internett].  Bionity.com.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010, 10. august). Grid cells that help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internett].  DNA India.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010, 11. august). Grid cells to help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internett].  AndhraNews.net.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010, 10. august). Grid cells to help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internett].  Malaysia Sun.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010, 10. august). Grid cells to help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internett].  NewKerala.com.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010, 10. august). Grid cells to help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internett].  Indian Mirror.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010, 10. august). Grid cells to help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internett].  IndiaVision.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010, 10. august). Grid cells to help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internett].  Africa Leader.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010, 10. august). Study finds 'grid cells' that help brain map locations outside hippocampus. [Internett].  News-Medical.Net.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Sargolini, Francesca; Hult, V; Solstad, Trygve; Witter, Menno; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Quantitative analysis of grid cells in presubiculum, parasubiculum and medial entorhinal cortex.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Sargolini, Francesca; Hult, V; Solstad, Trygve; Witter, Menno; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Quantitative analysis of grid cells in presubiculum, parasubiculum and medial entorhinal cortex. Society for Neuroscience : Abstracts.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Sargolini, Francesca; Hult, V; Solstad, Trygve; Witter, Menno; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Similarities and differences between grid cells in presubiculum, parasubiculum and medial entorhinal cortex.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Sargolini, Francesca; Hult, V; Solstad, Trygve; Witter, Menno; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Similarities and differences between grid cells in presubiculum, parasubiculum and medial entorhinal cortex. Federation of European Neuroscience Abstracts.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Sargolini, Francesca; Hult - Thoresen, Vesle M.; Witter, Menno; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2008). Laminar analysis of grid cells in presubiculum and parasubiculum.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Sargolini, Francesca; Hult, V; Witter, Menno; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2008). Grid cells in presubiculum and parasubiculum.
  • Sargolini, Francesca; Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Witter, Menno; Moser, May-Britt & Moser, Edvard Ingjald (2006). Grid cells outside the medial entorhinal cortex.

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Published Dec. 2, 2018 9:30 PM - Last modified Mar. 29, 2019 6:58 PM

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