About us

Celis - Culture and Imaging Facility of Paris Brain Institute - ICM


Scientific manager : Patrick-Pierre Michel

Patrick-Pierre MICHEL holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy (1985) and a PhD in Neuroscience (1990) from Lyon University. He was then a post-doctoral research associate (1990-1997) and a senior researcher in the pharmaceutical industry. Since 2011, he is scientific manager of the CELIS cell culture core facility. He has a solid expertise in cellular pharmacology and in culture systems used to model neurodegenerative disorders. His basic research activities focus on Parkinson’s disease-related mechanisms.

Operational manager : Laetitia Strehl

Laetitia STREHL holds a Master’s degree in R&D Biotechnology from University Pierre et Marie Curie (2003) and comes from academic research. In the past, Laetitia worked on research projects using cell culture approaches, at Necker Institute and Ecole Normale Supérieure. At the end of 2010, she joined the facility as operational manager and since then actively contributed in establishing and developing core facility activities and services.

Cell Imaging : David Akbar

Cell culture : Océane Ribault

Scientific Advisory Board


Stéphanie Baulac

Team “Genetics and physiopathology of epilepsy

Anne Desmazières

Team “Repair in Multiple Sclerosis: from biology to clinical translation “

Jaime de Juan San

The Diane Barrière Chair « Molecular physiology of synaptic bioenergetics »

Philippe Ravassard

Team “Molecular Pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease”

Violetta Zujovic

Team “Myelin plasticity and regeneration”


Team “Dynamics of epileptic networks and neuronal excitability”