Monsieur
Jean Antoine GIRAULT
Directeur de recherche
Chercheur
ED 158
11-03-2015
25-02-2013
20-10-2016
Available to host a PhD student
Role of non-receptor tyrosine kinase Pyk2 in striatal plasticity

Team

Notre objectif est de caractériser les mécanismes de signalisation intracellulaire qui sous-tendent la plasticité cérébrale responsable d’adaptations comportementales. Notre principal modèle est le...

Biographie / Publications

Jean-Antoine Girault, MD, PhD, holds an Inserm research director position. He is currently head of the Institut du Fer à Moulin, an Inserm-UPMC center of research, with about ten teams working on the development and plasticity of the nervous system. His research is mainly on the signalling mechanisms involved in the plasticity of the nervous system, in normal and pathological conditions. The fields of application concern drug addiction and Parkinson disease, as well as axoglial interactions in myelinated fibers. The approaches used include molecular and cellular biology, functional neuroanatomy, and behavioural studies, etc. Member of various professional committees and the French and American societies for Neurosciences, Jean-Antoine Girault has actively participated in the creation of the Neuropôle de recherche francilien (NeRF). Very involved in teaching and training of young researchers and doctors, he has been the director of the Paris School of Neuroscience (ENP) between 2007 and 2009.