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Clara Fonteneau, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry

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Clara Fonteneau, PhD


Clara Fonteneau recently graduated with a PhD degree in Neuroscience from the University of Lyon in France, where she studied under the supervision of Dr MF Suaud-Chagny in the PSYR2 Team of the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center. Her thesis work focused on understanding the brain mechanisms underlying transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in healthy and clinical populations. More specifically, she investigated this question on a mechanistic level relating the impact of frontal tDCS montages to the dopaminergic system, combining tDCS with several imaging techniques (e.g., PET, resting-state fMRI, ASL, DTI).

Currently, she is working as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Anticevic Lab affiliated with the Division of Neurocognition, Neurocomputation & Neurogenetics (N3) at Yale University. Her work focuses on translational approaches from computational models to multimodal neuroimaging in healthy controls and patients, specifically focusing on 1) common mechanisms across neuropsychiatric disorders (transnosographic approach) and 2) individual variability.

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  • PhD
    University of Lyon, Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (2018)

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