Aubry Jean-François

Aubry Jean-François

Research director at CNRS
ResearcherID: I-8491-2016
ORCID: 0000-0003-2644-3945
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  • 2011 – “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches”, Université Paris Diderot, France
  • 1999-2002 – PhD in Physics, Université Paris Diderot, France
    “Adaptative ultrasound focalization: application to brain imaging and brain tumors therapy”
  • 1998-1999 – Military service as a scientist at the CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique), France
  • 1994-1998 – Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France
    • 1997 – “Agrégation” in Physics

Professional experience

  • since 2014 – Tenured research director, CNRS, Paris, France
  • since 2012 – Invited associate professor at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • 2002-2014 – Tenured research officer, CNRS, Paris, France

Main awards and distinctions

  • 2015-2018 – President of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • 2011-2014 – Elected member of the board of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation
  • 2011 Bronze Medal of the CNRS
  • 2011 Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound

Research topics

  • Medical applications of ultrasound
  • Ultrasound imaging of the brain
  • Ultrasound-based therapy for brain

Main publications

Constans C, Ahnine H, Santin M, Lehericy S, Tanter M, Pouget P, et al. Non-invasive ultrasonic modulation of visual evoked response by GABA delivery through the blood brain barrier. Journal of Controlled Release 2020;318:223–31.
Pouget P, Frey S, Ahnine H, Attali D, Claron J, Constans C, et al. Neuronavigated Repetitive Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation Induces Long-Lasting and Reversible Effects on Oculomotor Performance in Non-human Primates. Front Physiol 2020;11:.
Fouragnan EF, Chau BKH, Folloni D, Kolling N, Verhagen L, Klein-Flügge M, et al. The macaque anterior cingulate cortex translates counterfactual choice value into actual behavioral change. Nature Neuroscience 2019.
Maimbourg G, Houdouin A, Deffieux T, Tanter M, Aubry J-F. 3D-printed adaptive acoustic lens as a disruptive technology for transcranial ultrasound therapy using single-element transducers. PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY 2018;63:.
Deffieux T, Younan Y, Wattiez N, Tanter M, Pouget P, Aubry J-F. Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Modulates Monkey Visuomotor Behavior. Current Biology 2013;23:2430–3.

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