Welcome to my page! My name is Loïc Daumail, I am currently working on a PhD program in Psychological sciences at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

I have strong interests in biological sciences and specifically neuroscience and psychology, as I believe these areas of science are closest to exploring big questions about biological intelligence and consciousness.

I grew up in France, and moved to the US at age 24 after obtaining a Biochemistry and Biotechnology Engineering Master's Degree at INSA Lyon, and a Master's Degree in Fundamental and Clinical Neuroscience at UCBL1 in Lyon, France.

During my studies, I had the opportunity to participate in exciting international programs. I joined the AMERINSA program in my freshman year through which I had the opportunity to spend my second year of engineering at UNESP, Guaratinguetá, Brazil, where I studied Mechanical engineering.

I then spent a semester at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA through the ISEP program. This was the start of my journey in neuroscience, as I joined the Serrano Neurolab to learn about the auditory system.

This experience was followed by an internship at Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH, Boston, MA, where I worked on my Engineering Master's thesis with Gaëlle Desbordes about the impact of meditation practices on the brain using diffusion MRI.

I then did another internship with Antoine Lutz using fMRI to explore the effect of mindfulness meditation on the brain in Dycog Team, Lyon.

After this experience, I finally joined Vanderbilt University to start my PhD program in Psychological sciences, where I am still working currently in the Tong Lab.

It has been such an exciting journey to be able to discover many domains of science in different places and in specifically working on my passion for neuroscience. I created this website to keep you posted about my interests, progress and achievements. Stay put!