The discovery of research in biology during my first internship in the United States allowed me to appreciate the idea of studying the fundamental mechanisms that can lead to potentially important findings for understanding diseases. After pursuing my master degree in forensic science, I wanted to move from criminal behavior into a more micro-level perspective. I thus focused my interest on the formation of neural circuits, and particularly the understanding of synapse development. During my PhD, I studied the peripheral nervous system, including the signaling pathways involved in the differentiation of the neuromuscular junction. Scientific knowledge and skills acquired during these years, have made me a polyvalent researcher who developed a good sense of organization, analysis and reflection. I pursue my career in neuroscience research, albeit in a different model system, studying the central nervous system. I became interested in the innovative work done by the team of Dr. Selimi, and eventually joined this group as a postdoctoral researcher in 2011. My studies allowed to strengthen the idea that each type of synapse possesses a specific molecular identity. I’m continuing to enthusiastically decipher this challenging idea thanks to the permanent position I obtained in 2017 at the Collège de France