Brahim Nait Oumesmar was educated at Pierre and Marie Curie University, where is received a PhD in Neurosciences in 1997. After a post-doc in developmental biology at Mount Sinai Medical School (New York, NY, USA), he was recruited as an Inserm researcher (CR1 Inserm). Brahim Nait Oumesmar has a strong experience in cellular and molecular mechanisms of oligodendrocyte development and myelin repair both in animal models of demyelination and in multiple sclerosis lesions. Since 2005, he is co-directing the team “Cellular and Molecular Approaches for Myelin Repair”, which is part of the Research Center of the Brain and Spine Institute (CRICM, Pitié-Salpêtrière, Hospital, Paris). B. Nait Oumesmar is a coordinator of several research projects, member of the scientific board of the French Glial Club and the scientific committee of the French MS tissue Bank.
Research and Professional Experiences
2001-2002 Research Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, New York.
2002-2004 Senior scientist (CR1) at INSERM. INSERM UMR-S 546, Paris.
2005-2008 Senior scientist (CR1) at INSERM. INSERM/UPMC UMR-S 546, Co-team leader of the group «Fundamental Approaches of CNS remyelination»
2009-present Senior scientist (CR1) and team leader “Cellular and Molecular Approaches for Myelin Repair” at INSERM. CRICM, UPMC/INSERM UMR-S 975, CNRS UMR 7225,.
Awards and Honours
- Fellowship of the Myelin Project USA (1992-1995).
- Advance post-doctoral fellowship award, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, USA (1999-2001).
- Fellowship award of the European Leucodystropy Association, ELA (2002).
- Scientific award of the Foundation NRJ-Institute de France, Project coordinated by C Lubetzki/A. Baron (2008).
Scientific councils, Scientific Committees, Expertises
- Scientific Board of the French Glial Club,
- French MS tissue Bank,
- Scientific Advisor for the French MS Foundation (ARSEP)