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David Barrière

David Barrière
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PhD, post-doc

Education & Career

  • 2005 BSc in Biology, University of Clermont Ferrand, France
  • 2007 MSc in Physiology, University of Clermont Ferrand, France
  • 2011 PhD in Neurosciences, University of Clermont Ferrand, France
  • 2012-2014 Post-doc, Department of Biophysics University of Sherbrooke, Canada
  • 2014-2015 Post-doc, UMR Neurodol INSERM/University of Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 2015-2017 Post-doc, Neurospin CEA, Saclay, France
  • 2017-2018  Post-doc, Laboratoire de Physiologie de la Reproduction & des Comportements, UMR INRA/CNRS/Université de Tours/IFCE, France
  • CV David Barrière


My scientific interests are dedicated to the exploration of brain function through the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). During my PhD and following post-docs? I mainly studied pain and chronic stress but also diabete in the rat. My actual work on mice and sheep aims to 1/ establish the brain dynamics during the reproductive cycle, 2/ to understand how disruptions affect this dynamic and the establishment of maternal behavior and 3/ to characterize the sexually differntiated networks involved in sexual behavior.


Barrière DA, Rieusset J, Chanteranne D, Busserolles J, Chauvin MA, Chapuis L, Salles J, Dubray C, Morio B. (2012). Paclitaxel therapy potentiates cold hyperalgesia in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats through enhanced mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production and TRPA1 sensitization. Pain. 153(3):553-61. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2011.11.019

Doré-Savard L, Barrière DA, Midavaine É, Bélanger D, Beaudet N, Tremblay L, Beaudoin JF, Turcotte EE, Lecomte R, Lepage M, Sarret P. (2013). Mammary cancer bone metastasis follow-up using multimodal small-animal MR and PET imaging. J Nucl Med. 54(6):944-52. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.112.114215.

Barrière DA, Mallet C, Blomgren A, Simonsen C, Daulhac L, Libert F, Chapuy E, Etienne M, Högestätt ED, Zygmunt PM, Eschalier A. (2013). Fatty acid amide hydrolase-dependent generation of antinociceptive drug metabolites acting on TRPV1 in the brain. PLoS One. 8(8):e70690. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070690.

Stout J, Hanak AS, Chevillard L, Djemaï B, Risède P, Giacomini E, Poupon J, Barrière DA, Bellivier F, Mégarbane B, Boumezbeur F. (2017). Investigation of lithium distribution in the rat brain ex vivo using lithium-7 magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging at 17.2 T. NMR Biomed. 30(11). doi: 10.1002/nbm.3770.

Magalhães R, Barrière DA, Novais A, Marques F, Marques P, Cerqueira J, Sousa JC, Cachia A, Boumezbeur F, Bottlaender M, Jay TM, Mériaux S, Sousa N. (2017). The dynamics of stress: a longitudinal MRI study of rat brain structure and connectome. Mol Psychiatry. in press. doi: 10.1038/mp.2017.244


David Barrière
UMR Physiologie de la Reproduction & des Comportements
Centre INRA Val-de-Loire
37380 Nouzilly

Tél.: (+33) 02 47 42 72 75
Email: David Barrière