Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan

Louise Couton

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow in Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan Lab
  • Room 356
  • +41 22 379 64 97
  • louise.couton(at)


My current project in the Gonzalez-Gaitan lab aims at gaining understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying asymmetric cell division. I am specifically interested in the last part of the process, when asymmetrically targeted endosomes finally depart the spindle. I am funded by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Intra- European Fellowship.

Education/academic background

After a PhD in Neurosciences at the University Paris 6- Pierre et Marie Curie (Lab of Insect physiology, Signalling and Communication at the INRA), assessing the variability of moth olfactory centres from a neuroanatomical and functional standpoint, I moved to the Landgraf Lab (university of Cambridge, UK) where I worked on the stereotypy of invertebrate motor circuits and the regulation of synaptogenesis therein, using Drosophila as a model.