Stéphane Pagès, PhD

Staff Scientist | Platforms Team

Stéphane joined the Wyss Center in June 2016 as Staff Scientist. He is in charge of setting up an advanced imaging facility based on innovative optical approaches. The first custom built microscope is a light sheet microscope for whole brain imaging.


Stéphane is a Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences at the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva. After his PhD in ultrafast spectroscopy and non-linear optics at the UNIGE Science Department, he joined the Neurophotonics Center at Laval University, Canada as a FNS postdoctoral fellow where he developed new optical approaches to optically record membrane potential changes and calcium dynamics in dendritic spines.

He also participated in the development of an autofocus device for two-photon microscopes to image calcium dynamics in the spinal cord of living rodents. In 2011, he joined the Anthony Holtmaat’s team at UNIGE to pursue his research on neuronal functional and structural plasticity.