Date and place of birth: Rome, 04/01/1974
Nationality: Italian

Research interests:
I am interested in the neural mechanisms underlying spatial navigation in rodents, in particular how different cell populations within the entorhinal cortex – hippocampal circuits (such as grid cells and place cells) interact to implement different spatial navigation strategies.

Current position:
Assistant Professor at Aix-Marseille University in the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience (France)

10 December 2002: PhD in Neuroscience and Behaviour – University Toulouse III (France),
and in Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology – University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy)
13 July 1998: Postgraduate degree (Laurea) in Biology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

September 2006- : Assistant Professor at the University of Aix-Marseille (France)
2003-2006: Post-doctoral position at the Centre for the Biology of Memory, Trondheim, Norway (Pr. Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser).
2002-2003: Post-doctoral position, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France (Pr. Pascal Roullet).
1999- 2002: PhD, Laboratoire d’Ethologie et Cognition Animale (Pr. Jean-Michel Lassalle – Toulouse), Laboratorio di Psicobiologia (Pr. Alberto Oliverio – Rome).
1998-1999: Research assistant, Institute of Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology, CNR, Rome (Pr. Alberto Oliverio).
1998: Research assistant, Laboratoire Neuromodulation et Processus Cognitifs, University Paris VI (Pr. Susan S.J. Sara).
1996-1998: Postgraduate student, University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Laboratorio di Psicobiologia (Pr. Alberto Oliverio).

1. Jacob PY, Gordillo-Salas M, Facchini J, Poucet B, Save E, Sargolini F (2017). Self-motion-based distance estimation requires theta oscillations in the entorhinal cortex. BrainStructFunct (Feb 4. doi: 10.1007/s00429-017-1368-4).
2. Van Cauter T, Camon J, Alvernhe A, Elduayen C, Sargolini F, Save E (2013). Distinct roles of medial and lateral entorhinal cortex in spatial cognition. Cerebral Cortex, Vol. 23, pp. 451-9.
3. Moussa R, Poucet B, Amalric M, Sargolini F (2011). Contributions of dorsal striatal subregions to spatial alternation behavior. Learning and Memory, Vol.18, pp. 444-51.
4. Sargolini F, Fyhn M, Hafting T, McNaughton B, Witter M, Moser MB and Moser EI (2006). Conjunctive representation of position, direction and velocity in the entorhinal cortex. Science, Vol.312, pp. 758-62.
5. Roullet P, Sargolini F, Oliverio A and Mele A (2001). NMDA and AMPA antagonist infusions in the ventral striatum impair different steps of spatial information processing in a nonassociative task in mice. Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 21, pp. 2143-2149.