Maxime obtained his PhD in neuroscience in 2011 from EPFL, Switzerland. For his PhD thesis, he developed a mouse model of sleep fragmentation, a core feature of sleep disorders. He then moved to California for complete residency training in neurology at the University of California San Francisco. After that, he joined Edward Chang’s lab at UCSF where he focused exclusively on human intracranial neurophysiology.
Maxime’s long-term objective is to understand fundamental mechanisms of seizure occurrence in epilepsy and use this knowledge for practical purposes such as seizure prediction and novel therapies. He intends to study the underlying systemic mechanisms of modulation of seizure risk over time.