Maxime Van Egroo, PhD
My first interests in the relationships between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease led me to pursue a PhD in the laboratory of Profs. Eric Salmon and Pierre Maquet at the University of Liège, Belgium. My PhD work specifically contributed to the recent growth of scientific interest for the importance of sleep-wake regulation in brain aging and in Alzheimer’s disease, as I worked with various data modalities ranging from neurophysiology (TMS, EEG) to neuroimaging (MRI, PET) and behavior (cognition, chronobiology), under the supervision of Dr. Gilles Vandewalle. I then started my postdoctoral training in the team of Dr. Heidi Jacobs at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. For the past two years, I have focused my work on the investigation of the brainstem locus coeruleus, taking advantage of state-of-the-art methods in ultra-high field neuroimaging recently developed by Dr. Jacobs’ group, in order to continue contributing to the global effort to find new targets for preventive interventions to successfully delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.