I studied Physics at the Ecole Normale Superieur de Cachan and received my PhD in 2013 from the Ecole Polytechnique, working on Second Harmonic Generation microscopy applied to connective tissues imaging. As a post-doctoral fellow I joined the University of Quebec to develop interferometric approaches in nonlinear microscopy and then the University of Bordeaux to implement in vivo super-resolution microscopy to study the role of spine plasticity upon memory acquisition and recall. In 2019 I got tenured as CNRS researcher at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Neurosciences.

Selected publications:

  1. Bancelin S, Mercier L, Murana E & Nagerl UV, Aberration correction in STED microscopy to increase imaging depth in living brain tissue, BioRxiv (2021).
  2. Pfeiffer T*, Poll S*, Bancelin S*, Angibaud J, Inavalli KVVG, Keppler K, Mittag M, Fuhrmann M & Nagerl UV, Chronic STED imaging reveals high turnover of dendritic spines in the hippocampus in vivo, Elife, 7, e34700 (2018).
  3. Quigley AS, Bancelin S, Deska-Gauthier D, Légaré F, Kreplak L & Veres SP, In tendon, differing physiological requirements lead to functionally distinct nanostructures, Scientific Reports, 8:4409 (2018)
  4. Bancelin S, Couture C-A, Pinsard M, Rivard M, Drapeau P & Légaré F, Probing microtubules polarity in mitotic spindles in situ using Interferometric Second Harmonic Generation microscopy, Scientific Reports, 7, 6758 (2017)
  5. Bancelin S, Lynch B, Bonod-Bidaud C, Ducourthial G, Psilodimitrakopoulos S, Dokladal P, Allain J-M, Schanne-Klein M-C & Ruggiero F, Ex vivo multiscale quantitation of skin biomechanics in wild-type and genetically modified mice using multiphoton microscopy, Scientific Reports, 5, 17635 (2015)
  6. Bancelin S, Aimé C, Gusachenko I, Kowalczuk L, Latour G, Coradin T & Schanne-Klein M-C, Determination of collagen fibrils size via absolute measurements of Second Harmonic Generation signals, Nature Communications, 5, 4920 (2014)