Daniel Choquet#

Daniel Choquet
Email:daniel.choquet 'at' u-bordeaux.fr
Membership Number:4047
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Homepage: http://www.iins.u-bordeaux.fr

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011 - now Director of the LabEx BRAIN "Bordeaux Région Aquitaine Initiative for Neuroscience »
  • 2011 - now Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience. UMR 5297 CNRS- Bordeaux University
  • 2009 - now Director of the Bordeaux Imaging Center core facility, UMS CNRS-INSERM- Bordeaux University
  • 1999 - 2010 Group leader at the CNRS, UMR 5091, laboratory “Cellular Physiology of Synapses”, Bordeaux University
  • 1998 - now Research director at the CNRS, Bordeaux University
  • 1996 - 1999 Junior group leader at the CNRS/ Bordeaux University. Recipient of an ATIP Grant
  • 1994 - 1996 Post-doctoral stay at Duke University (N.C., USA) Supervisor Pr. M.P. Sheetz. Fellowship from EMBO
  • 1990 Post-doctoral stay at Irvine University (CA, USA) Supervisor Pr. M. Cahalan
  • 1988 - 1998 Research officer at the CNRS, Pasteur Institute
  • 1984 - 1988 PhD-engineer fellowship from the French ministry of research

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuroscience - patch clamp recordings of GABA and Glycine activated currents
  • Immunology - Electrophysiological properties of lymphocytes studied by patch clamp
  • Immunology – Calcium imaging to study antigen responses in B Lymphocytes
  • Cell biology – high resolution video microscopy and particle tracking to study regulation of integrin anchoring to the cytoskeleton. Control by ligand binding and substrate rigidity
  • Cell biology – Regulation of cadherin and NCAMs interactions with the cytoskeleton
  • Imaging - Development of single molecule and super resolution imaging techniques
  • Neuroscience / Cell biology - Neurotransmitter receptors trafficking, role in synaptogenesis and synaptic plasticity. Dynamic imaging of movements of receptors in living neurons. Regulation by neuronal activity and scaffolding proteins
  • Neuroscience / Cell biology - Role of adhesion proteins in the organization of glutamate receptors
  • Neuroscience / Physiology - Functional impact of AMPA receptor dynamic organization in synaptic transmission
  • Neuroscience / PathoPhysiology - Interaction between AMPA receptor trafficking and synapse dysfunction

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Member of EMBO
  • 2013 Advanced ERC grant from the European commission
  • 2012 Chevalier de l'ordre national des Palmes Académiques
  • 2011 Laureate of the "Victoire de la medecine" prize
  • 2010 Member of the French Academy of Sciences
  • 2010 Prix de la découverte science, Académie Nationale des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux
  • 2009 Silver Medal from the CNRS
  • 2009 Nominated article of the year 2008 by the French society for Neuroscience
  • 2008 Recipient of an ERC advanced research grant from the European commission
  • 2007 Bauer Lectureship award, Brandeis University
  • 2006 Labeled team by the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale
  • 2004 Grand prix from the French Academy of Sciences, prix du CEA.
  • 1997 Research prize from the « Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale »
  • 1994 Prize from the «société de secours des amis de la science »
  • 1994 Petit-Dormoy prize from the French Academy of Sciences
  • 1990 Bronze medal from the CNRS

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