Neural Circuit Development Lab

Filipe Pinto Teixeira Sousa

05 61 55 83 83

Team members

  Research engineer
  • Laura Quintana_rio
  • Filipe Pinto Teixeira Sousa
  Technical staff
  • Yannick Carrier
  Postdoctoral fellow
  • Nadia Formicola
  PhD student
  • Maha Tabet
  • Vicente De Sousa Xavier
  • Oceane Dauzere-Peres
  Master student
  • Swann Atassi


We study how neural circuits are assembled during development, and how changes in neuronal circuity wiring impinge on neuronal function and behavior when development goes wrong.

Brain function relies on the communication between millions of neurons comprising numerous subtypes, which are precisely connected in discrete networks where each is devoted to specific tasks. The activity of each neuron is a direct consequence of its fine-tuned morphology, which dictates the numbers of connections it makes with other neurons.

We use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster visual system as a model to understand the genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate wiring specificity, from development to circuit function.

Read more about our research here.




Université Paul Sabatier
118 Route de Narbonne

31062 TOULOUSE Cedex

05 61 33 58 00

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