Julie Carcaud

Assistant Professor University Paris-Saclay

EVOLBEE group – Evolution & Behavior department

Tel: +33 1 69 82 37 52




  • Evolution of the olfactory and gustatory information processing in Hymenoptera
Carcaud et al. 2015

Publications :

  1. Bestea L, Briard E, Carcaud J, Sandoz JC, Velarde R, Giurfa M, de Brito Sanchez MG (2022) The short neuropeptide F (sNPF) promotes the formation of appetititve visual memories in honey bees. Biology letters, in press
  2. Bestea L, Paoli M, Arrufat P, Ronsin B, Carcaud J, Sandoz JC, Velarde R, Giurfa M, de Brito Sanchez MG (2021) The short neuropeptide F regulates appetitive but not aversive responsiveness in a social insect. iScience 25(1):103619
  3. Mertes M*, Carcaud J*, Sandoz, J.C. (2021). Olfactory coding in the antennal lobe of the bumble bee Bombus terrestris. Scientific Reports 11(1):10947 (*contribution égale)
  4. Bestea L, Réjaud A, Sandoz JC, Carcaud J, Giurfa M, de Brito Sanchez MG (2021). Peripheral Taste Detection in Honey Bees: What do Taste Receptors Respond to? European Journal of Neuroscience 54(2):4417-4444  
  5. Mariette J, Carcaud J, Sandoz JC (2021). The neuroethology of olfactory sex communication in the honeybee Apis mellifera L. Cell and Tissue Research, 383: 177–194.
  6. Cholé H, Carcaud J, Mazeau H, Famié S, Arnold G, Sandoz JC (2019) Social contact acts as appetitive reinforcement and supports associative learning in honeybees. Current Biology 29(8): 1407-1413
  7. Bordiga P*, Cassel R*, Carcaud J, Simon F, Beraneck M, Le Gall A, Benoit A, Bouet V, Philoxene B, Besnard S, Watabe I, Pericat D, Hautefort C, Assie A, Tonetto A, Dyhrfjeld-Johnsen J, Llorens J, Tighilet B, Chabbert C (2019) Synaptic plasticity of vestibular primary synapses controls acute vestibular syndrome expression. (*contribution égale) Disease Models and Mechanisms 12(7)doi : 10.1242/dmm.039115
  8. França d Barros F, Carcaud J, Beraneck M (2019) Protocol for long-term visuo-vestibular mismatch in freely behaving mice. Journal of Visualized Experiments 144, e59135
  9. Carcaud J, Giurfa M, Sandoz JC (2018) Differential processing by two olfactory subsystems in the honeybee brain. Neuroscience 374:33-48 
  10. Carcaud J, França de Barros F, Idoux E, Eugène D, Reveret L, Moore LE, Vidal PP, Beraneck M (2017) Long-lasting visuo-vestibular mismatch in freely-behaving mouse reduces the vestibulo-ocular reflex and leads to neural changes in the direct vestibular pathway. eNeuro 4(1):0290-16 
  11. Juricek L*, Carcaud J*, Pelhaitre A, Riday TT, Chevallier A, Lanzini J, Auzeil N, Laprévote O, Dumont F, Jacques S, Letourneur F, Massaad C, Agulhon C, Barouki R, Beraneck M, Coumoul X (2017) AhR-deficiency as a cause of demyelinating disease and inflammation. Scientific Reports 7(1):9794 (*contribution égale) 
  12. Carcaud J, Giurfa M, Sandoz JC (2016) Parallel olfactory processing in the honeybee brain: Odor learning and generalization under selective lesion of a projection neuron tract. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 9:75, doi: 10.3389/fnint.2015.00075.
  13. Carcaud J, Giurfa M, Sandoz JC (2015) Differential combinatorial coding of pheromones in parallel olfactory subsystems of the honeybee brain. Journal of Neuroscience 35(10):4157- 4167 
  14. Devaud JM, Papouin T, Carcaud J, Sandoz JC, Grünewald B, Giurfa M (2015) Neural substrate for higher-order learning in an insect: mushroom bodies are necessary for configural discriminations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112(43): E5854-62 
  15. Roussel E*, Carcaud J*, Combe M, Giurfa M, Sandoz JC (2014) Olfactory coding in the honeybee lateral horn. Current Biology 24 (5):561-567 (* contribution égale) 
  16. Junca P, Carcaud J, Moulin S, Garnery L, Sandoz JC (2014) Genotypic influence on aversive conditioning in honeybees, using a novel thermal reinforcement procedure. PloS One 9(5):e97333 
  17. Carcaud J, Hill T, Giurfa M, Sandoz JC (2012) Functional characterization of a dual olfactory pathway in the honeybee Apis mellifera. Journal of Neurophysiology 108:1106-1121 
  18. Carcaud J, Roussel E, Giurfa M, Sandoz JC (2009) Odour aversion after olfactory conditioning of the sting extension reflex in honeybees. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:620-626 
  19. Roussel E, Carcaud J, Sandoz JC, Giurfa M (2009) Reappraising social insect behavior through aversive responsiveness and learning. PloS One 4(1):e4197