UT3 Lecturer, CRCA (CNRS-UT3)
I am a lecturer in Neurosciences at Toulouse 3 University since 2015, after a mutation from UPMC Paris 6 where I was appointed in 1994, working on the central serotonin system and serotoninergic neurons maturation in the CNRS UMR unit dir. A. Calas, following my PhD on central serotonin receptors and psychiatric disorders, under the direction of M. Hamon at CHU Pitié-Salpêtrière and a Master in Biological Chemistry from UCLA. In 2002, I started to focus on neuronal degeneration using in vitro models of proteinopathies like Alzheimer’s and Prions diseases, in the CNRS UMR dir. J. Mariani at UPMC. In 2008, I moved to Toulouse and joined P. Belenguer’s team specialized in Mitochondrial Dynamics at Toulouse 3 University, to reinforce the analysis of the regulation of mitochondrial dynamics in neuronal and synaptic functioning, particularly in a genetic mouse model of Optic Atrophy.