Team leader - After a master at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Nicolas trained in developmental biology in the lab of Alain Chédotal at the Vision Institute in Paris. His work focused on the developmental plasticity of commissural projections, using mouse genetics. For his post-doc, he went to the lab of Marc Tessier-Lavigne at the Rockefeller University in New York. There, he co-developed the iDISCO and ClearMap platform for the labeling, imaging and analysis of intact biological samples using light sheet microscopy and tissue clearing. He opened his lab at the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere in Paris in January 2017.