• Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology
  • Guest Professor, KU Leuven

Research Summary

My research focuses on modulating the neurophysiological processes underlying motor learning and sleep-related motor memory consolidation in order to optimize motor behavior in healthy populations. We employ multimodal neuroimaging approaches, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), in order to characterize the neural substrates of these modulatory effects.


  • Master in Neurosciences, Lyon Neuroscience Research Centre, University of Lyon, France
  • PhD in Neuroscience, Cyclotron Research Centre, University of Liege, Belgium


Geneviève Albouy started her research career at the Universities of Lyon (France) and Liège (Belgium) where she conducted neuroimaging studies examining the influence of sleep on motor memory consolidation (2004-2008). She subsequently completed her postdoctoral research at the University of Montreal (Canada) where she specifically investigated the functional roles of the hippocampus and the striatum in this process (2009-2014). She became Assistant Professor in the Movement Science Department at KU Leuven (Belgium) where she was the leader of the Sleep and Motor Memory Lab (2015-2020). Dr. Albouy is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at the University of Utah.