Caroline Apra

Caroline Apra

Postdoctoral Associate

Research Laboratory of Electronics

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Sorbonne University, Paris, France

A practicing brain and spine neurosurgeon in Paris, France, Caroline completed her PhD in intracranial tumors and genetics, and joined Polina Anikeeva’s team as a post-doctorate associate in 2021. She wishes to contribute to the transfer of the technology from the lab bench to the hospital. She focuses on studying brain plasticity and brain tumors, and will enthusiastically give clinical insight to all projects aimed at reaching the patients. When she is not in the operating room or the lab, Caroline enjoys reading, singing, exploring, and sharing those moments with her family and friends.


  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Plasticity
  • Multifunctional Neural Probes


  • Ph.D in Oncology and Genetics, 2020

    Paris-Saclay University, France

  • Neurosurgery Residency, 2019

    Sorbonne University, Paris, France

  • MD, 2013

    Sorbonne University, Paris, France

  • BS/MS in Engineering, 2006

    Ecole Polytechnique, Paris-Saclay, France