Graduate Student: Damien Guimond
Born February 26 in Reunion Island.
Raised in Aix-en-Provence, Southern France. Graduated from Vauvenargues High
school with a major in Biology (2004).
University, B.S., 2008. Major: Integrative Neuroscience.
Aix-Marseille University, M.S., 2010. Major: Developmental Neuroscience.
Included one year at Washington State University as an exchange student.
Current research topic:
Role of metabotropic GABA receptors
in inhibitory synaptogenesis.
Damien likes traveling, sports
(swimming, mountain biking, running, skiing), poker. "I love Corsica and overall
spending a quiet vacation in a good old, genuine place where you can actually
meet with local people and discover the place in-depth. I am also eager to take
part in the organizational and social life of most structures I am in. During my
undergraduate studies, I was a student delegate for the university and played a
link role between students and teachers. I also created a web forum for students
to emulate and exchange their questions, class notes and get together outside of
2008 - Graduated valedictorian Summa cum laude from
2008-2009 - International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
2008 - Regional Support Program for Student Mobility
fellowship (Region Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur,
2010 - Graduated valedictorian Magna cum laude from
2010-2013 - French Ministry of Superior Education and
Research Ph.D. fellowship.
2011 - Financial support from the Science and Technology
Mission at the Embassy of France in the U.S.A.
Dr. Gary Wayman
Year entered PhD Program: