Anne Pavy-le Traon

ANNE PAVY-LE TRAON is Associate Professor of Neurology specialised in Aerospace Medicine at the Medicine Faculty of University of Toulouse. She has been working as a Medical Practitioner and Researcher in the Neurology Department at the University Hospital of Toulouse since September 2010.  She is also Head of the Autonomic Laboratory which she implemented in the Neurology Department, and manages the Toulouse reference center for Multiple System Atrophy, a rare neurodegenerative disorder. She co-directs the teaching of the Aerospace Medicine Diploma.

Besides her position in the hospital, she works as a Scientific and Medical Advisor in the Institute of Space Physiology and Medicine named MEDES in Toulouse. She previously developed Autonomic Testing and Lecturing in Neurophysiology at the University of Brest as a Medical Practitioner. Prior to this, she was Head of the Laboratory of Neurosonology and Autonomic Nervous System Assessment at the University Hospital of Toulouse and the Deputy Medical Manager of MEDES. She managed the Clinical Research Facility named the Space Clinic and coordinated the ground based spaceflight simulations, such as bed rest studies.

She mainly contributes to Space Physiology and Medicine research. Her particular field of expertise is the autonomic nervous system and cerebral circulation adaptation and disorders both in Neurology and Microgravity.  She has been an expert for space agencies and lecturer in Aerospace Medicine for many years. She holds an MD in Neurology and a PhD.

She is a member of the Life Science Advisory Group of the French Space Agency (CNES), of the scientific committee of the French Society of Aerospace Medicine (SOFRAMAS), of the European Federation of Autonomic Societies (EFAS) as well as the European Academy of Neurology (EAN). She was then nominated as a member of the ESA Medical Board in May 2018.