Mr
Serge PICAUD
Research Director
Chercheur
ED 158 3C
06-02-2017
08-08-2012
10-04-2017
Available to host a PhD student
1) Neural coding in the retina / 2) Vision restoration, / 3) Cell neuroprotection

Team

Serge PICAUD
Our lab studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying retinal information processing. For instance, considering contrast enhancement at the photoreceptor terminals, which remains a matter...

Biography/CV

Status and Education
2001 Authorization in animal research as principal investigator, University Louis Pasteur, France 
2000 Promoted Director of research ( DR2) at INSERM, France
1999 Habilitation, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France 
1997 Permanent Research Position (CR1) at INSERM, France
1990 PhD in Neuroscience, University of Aix-Marseille, France
1984 Master in pharmacology, major in Neurobiology, University of Paris, France
1981-1985 Ecole Normale Supérieure de l'Enseignement Technique, major in Biochemistry

Fields of expertise
- Synaptic transmission
 - Pharmacology of transporters and receptors
 - Information processing in a neural network (retina)
- Retinal degeneration and neuroprotection
- Pharmacotoxicity of the retina 
- Cell biology of endocytosis and exocytosis
- Photosensitization of cell membrane. 

Technical approaches
- Electrophysiology (Patch-clamp, Multielectrode recording, electroretinogram)
- Histology (Electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, immunocytochemistry)
- Cell culture (mixed and purified cells, retinal explant)
- In vivo morphofunctional analysis of the retina (SLO, Endoscopy, optomotor response, ….)