Anaïs Menny is a CNRS researcher in the ‘Neuroreceptors, Dynamics and Function’ team at the Institute for Functional Genomics (IGF, Montpellier, France). She uses single particle cryoEM and biophysical approaches to investigate the mechanistics of GPCR complexes and their interactions with membranes.
She obtained her PhD in 2016 in the team of Pierre-Jean Corringer at the Pasteur Institute (Paris, France). There, she used small fluorophores to track structural reorganisations of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels (pLGICs) in real-time. She then did a postdoc in Doryen Bubeck’s team at Imperial College London (UK) where she used single-particle cryoEM and flicker spectroscopy to visualise the Membrane Attack Complex at high resolution and understand how it punctures cell membranes.
In 2021, she joined Philippe Rondard’s team at the IGF where she uses her expertise to characterise GPCRs involved in neuronal disorders. She obtained her permanent position in 2022.