September 2009
11 April 2014

Years 2-4

October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2013
ED 158
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

The role of vesicular glutamate transporter in normal and pathological systems


Post doc at University of Dundee in Stephen J Martin's lab (United Kingdom). 

Year 1


"By being a part of the ENP graduate program I was able to develop my P.hD. project in a class A laboratory in the beautiful Paris. The professional network established as result of attending ENP program has been really invaluable. The program structure allowed me to explore my research interests and through it I was able to meet leader scientists and even collaborate with some of them. The program also involves gatherings of students from all over the world and from different backgrounds in neuroscience, which gave me not only good contacts, but also great friends. ENP gives you more than just financial support. The administrative staff is very helpful, efficient and is always prompted to help, which makes life as a foreigner a lot easier. Joining ENP has really made a difference. And I would do it all over again." 


Glutamate is the major neurotransmitter of CNS. Before its exocytotic release in the synaptic cleft, glutamate is loaded into synaptic vesicles by three transporters named VGLUT1-3. In the rodent...