Candice MARION

Toxicologie, Pharmacologie et Signalisation céllulaire - UMR-S 1124
Université Paris Descartes
45 rue des Saints Pères
75270 Paris Cedex 06

Fax : +33 (0) 1 42 86 38 68

Candice MARION

PhD student
Neuroplasticity and therapies of addictions

candice.marion@-Code to remove to avoid
+33 1 42 86 38 62, room P468

Supervisor :

Jacques PANTEL


After graduating from high school I followed preparatory courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth sciences for 2 years, at the end of which I was admitted to AgroParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences). There I pursued a Master of Science in Engineering for 3 years, where I acquired broad-based knowledge on agronomy, agriculture, environment, life and food sciences. During my last year in AgroParisTech I followed a Master 2 program in Nutrition & Health that ended in a 6 month-internship in the “Intestinal ecosystem, probiotics, antibiotics” team at the Faculty of Pharmacy (Paris Descartes, Paris). There I took part in a collaborative project with PiLeJe society (specialized in micronutrition) aiming at selecting a bacterial strain with prophylactic properties in cow milk’s allergy.

After graduating from AgroParisTech, I started a PhD at the Center for Psychiatry and Neurosciences (INSERM/Paris Descartes, Paris) under the direction of Jacques Pantel, which I am currently completing in Florence Noble’s team. My PhD project is focused on a neuroendocrine system – acyl ghrelin & its receptor, the GHSR – implicated in energy homeostasis. We use a novel Ghsr mutant rat model to assess the physiological relevance of GHSR signaling pathways in metabolism, homeostatic & hedonic feeding behavior, as well as hippocampal-dependent memory.

Academic training:

  • 2014-2017 PhD in Neuroendocrinology – INSERM/Paris Descartes

“Roles of the ghrelin receptor in the physiopathology of eating behavior”

  • 2013-2014 Master 2 Nutrition and Health (MSc.) – AgroParisTech
  • 2011-2014 Master of Engineering in Agronomy and Food sciences (MSc. Eng.) – AgroParisTech

Recent Publications