Cellular and molecular division

The Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience division comprises nine research groups that use molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, transgenesis, imaging and electrophysiology to investigate the fundamental bases of development, physiology and pathologies of the nervous system.
Research interests include the characterization of mechanisms involved in neural differentiation, neuronal migration, axon guidance and synaptogenesis, in neuronal, glial or muscular physiology, in the alterations of nervous activity in chronic pain and in the degeneration of neuronal, glial or muscle cells in the course of degenerative disorders.
In the long run, the aim of our research is to improve diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, of neurodegenerative pathologies including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis, and of neuromuscular diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.