Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in the Central Nervous System and after Intervertebral Disk Lesion (since 01/01/2012). Restoration of motor and cognitive functions in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases (Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases). Investigation of brain parenchyma and intervertebral disk parenchyma immune responses to stem cell transplantation. Trophic interactions between neurons, bone/cartilage cells and stem cells. Investigations of in vitro and in vivo differentiation of adult mesenchymal stem cells and iPSCs (induced pluripotent stem cells).
Degeneration of intervertebral disk
Adult stem cells
Associate professor in Physiology/Neurobiology (tenured), University of Nantes.
Adjunct professor, department of Psychology, Central Michigan University, MI USA.
University of Nantes, France
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATIONS
1) Pr. G.L. Dunbar, Brain Center for Integrative Neurosciences (BRAIN) , Department of Psychology, Central Michigan University, Mt-Pleasant, 48858 Michigan, U.S.A.
2) Dr. J. Rossignol, Brain Center for Integrative Neurosciences (BRAIN),Central Michigan University, Mt-Pleasant, 48858 Michigan, U.S.A.
2) Pr. S. von Hörsten, Section for Experimental Therapy, Franz-Penzoldt-Center, University of Erlangen, 91054 Erlangen, Germany.
FRENCH SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATIONS
1) Dr I. Anegon, INSERM U6407, ITUN, County University Hospital, University of Nantes, Nantes
2) Dr. P. Naveilhan, INSERM U913, School of Medicine,University of Nantes, Nantes
3) Dr. I. Neveu, INSERM U913, School of Medicine,University of Nantes, Nantes
PhD Advisor and University:
Dr. A. Verna, Ph.D, Univ. de Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
Postdoc Advisor and University:
Pr. DG. Stein, Ph.D, Clark Univ. (Worcester, USA) then Rutgers Univ. (Newark, USA)