Charlotte Boccara

Head of Group - Charlotte Boccara Group - Systems neuroscience & sleep
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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 Oslo
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 2022: NCMM Group Leader, Systems Neuroscience & Sleep

Since 2019: Project Leader 'Sleep, Cognition and Development'

                     Institute of Basic Medical sciences

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

2019–2020    PBL/LBS Physiology

                      MED1100 & MED 2200 (UIO)

2018–2019    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)

Alessandro Treves (SISSA, Trieste, Italy)

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

  • Spalla, Davide; Treves, Alessandro & Boccara, Charlotte (2022). Angular and linear speed cells in the parahippocampal circuits. Nature Communications. ISSN 2041-1723. 13. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-29583-z.
  • Spalla, Davide; Treves, Alessandro & Boccara, Charlotte (2021). Angular and Linear Speed Cells in the Parahippocampal Circuits. bioRxiv. ISSN 2692-8205. doi: 10.1101/2021.01.28.428631.
  • Gofman, Xenia; Tocker, Gilad; Weiss, Shahaf; Boccara, Charlotte N; Lu, Li & Moser, May-Britt [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2019). Dissociation between postrhinal cortex and downstream parahippocampal regions in the representation of egocentric boundaries. Current Biology. ISSN 0960-9822. 29(16), p. 2751–2757.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.007. Full text in Research Archive
  • Boccara, Charlotte N; Nardin, Michele; Stella, Federico; O'Neill, Joseph & Csicsvari, Jozsef (2019). The entorhinal cognitive map is attracted to goals. Science. ISSN 0036-8075. 363(6434), p. 1443–1447. doi: 10.1126/science.aav4837. Full text in Research Archive
  • O'Neill, Joseph; Boccara, Charlotte N; Stella, Federico; Schoenenberger, Philipp & Csicsvari, Jozsef (2017). Superficial layers of the medial entorhinal cortex replay independently of the hippocampus. Science. ISSN 0036-8075.
  • 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), p. 838–857. doi: 10.1002/hipo.22407.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Sargolini, Francesca; Thoresen, Veslemøy Hult; Solstad, Trygve; Witter, Menno & Moser, Edvard Ingjald [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2010). Grid cells in pre- and parasubiculum. Nature Neuroscience. ISSN 1097-6256. 13(8), p. 987–U112. doi: 10.1038/nn.2602.
  • 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), p. 1865–1868. doi: 10.1126/science.1166466.

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  • Boccara, Charlotte (2021). Investigate the role of sleep in cognitive development.
  • Boccara, Charlotte & Stranden, Anne Lise (2021). De som sto opp en time tidligere, var mindre deprimerte. [Internet]. oslo.
  • Boccara, Charlotte (2021). 167th WPI-IIS seminar.
  • Nardin, Michele; Stella, Federico; Boccara, Charlotte & Csicsvari, Jozsef (2021). Medial entorhinal cortex integrates hippocampal offine inputs into independent, persistent memory representations.
  • Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). How reward and speed may shape the spatial code?
  • Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). How reward and speed shape spatial representation in the hippocampal region.
  • Nardin, Michele; Stella, Federico; Boccara, Charlotte N & Csicsvari, Jozsef (2020). Distorted Entorhinal Maps Are Stabilized during Sleep while Hippocampal Maps are more Labile.
  • Davide, spalla; Treves, Alessandro & Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). Angular and Linear Velocity Coding in the Parahippocampal Circuits.
  • Spalla, Davide; Treves, Alessandro & Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). Angular and Linear Velocity Coding in the Parahippocampal Circuits.
  • Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). Goal distortion of grid cells.
  • Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). Grid cell metrics and beyond: from network interactions to non-periodic firing.
  • Dæhlen, Marte & Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). Hjernen vår spiller av hendelser på nytt når vi sover. [Internet]. https://forskning.no.
  • RISNES JR., PER ASBJØRN & Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). Mindre søvn, mer problemer. [Internet]. https://www.forskningsdagene.no.
  • RISNES JR., PER ASBJØRN & Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). Kan bedre søvn hjelpe barn med ADHD og lærevansker? [Internet]. https://forskning.no.
  • Boccara, Charlotte N; Hu, Hua; Enger, Rune & Bojarskaite, Laura (2020). Hvorfor sover vi?
  • Krokvid Birkelid, Ingrid & Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). Seks timer søvn hver natt kan få alvorlige konsekvenser. [Internet]. klikk.no.
  • Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). REM-søvn. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). non-REM-søvn. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). søvnsyklus. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). somnogener. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). oreksin. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Boccara, Charlotte N (2020). Søvn. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Boccara, Charlotte N & Yasinski, Emma (2019). Memories Can Distort the Brain’s GPS. [Journal]. https://www.the-scientist.com.
  • Cepelewicz, Jordana & Boccara, Charlotte N (2019). Goals and Rewards Redraw the Brain’s Map of the World. quanta magazine. ISSN 2640-2661.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Better understanding of mapmaking in the brain. [Internet]. PhysOrg.com.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Grid cells to help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internet]. AndhraNews.net.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Grid cells that help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internet]. DNA India.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Grid cells to help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internet]. Malaysia Sun.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Grid cells to help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internet]. NewKerala.com.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Grid cells to help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internet]. Indian Mirror.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Grid cells to help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internet]. IndiaVision.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Better understanding of mapmaking in the brain. [Internet]. Science Daily.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Better understanding of mapmaking in the brain. [Internet]. Genetic Engineering News.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Grid cells to help understand mapmaking in brain discovered. [Internet]. Africa Leader.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Study finds 'grid cells' that help brain map locations outside hippocampus. [Internet]. News-Medical.Net.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Better understanding of mapmaking in the brain. [Internet]. EurekAlert!.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2010). Better understanding of mapmaking in the brain. [Internet]. Bionity.com.
  • Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Sargolini, Francesca; Hult, V; Solstad, Trygve; Witter, Menno & Moser, Edvard Ingjald [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (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 [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (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, V; Solstad, Trygve; Witter, Menno & Moser, Edvard Ingjald [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (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 [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (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; Witter, Menno; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Moser, May-Britt (2008). Grid cells in presubiculum and parasubiculum.
  • 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.
  • Sargolini, Francesca; Boccara, Charlotte Nina B.; Witter, Menno; Moser, May-Britt & Moser, Edvard Ingjald (2006). Grid cells outside the medial entorhinal cortex.
  • Boccara, Charlotte; Spalla, Davide & Treves, Alessandro (2020). Spatial neural coding . SISSA – International School for Advanced Studies.
  • Moser, May-Britt; Moser, Edvard Ingjald & Boccara, Charlotte Nina (2014). Spatial coding in the hippocampal region. NTNU-trykk. ISSN 9788232601226.

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