Patrick Charnay#

Patrick Charnay
Membership Number:1856
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2010 Coordinator of the Developmental Biology Section of the Institute of Biology of the Ecole Normale Supérieure
  • 1997-2009 Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique
  • 1993-2005 Director of the Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire du Développement, INSERM U 368, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure
  • 1989 Group leader at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris)
  • 1984-1988 Group leader at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • 1981-1984 Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Tom Maniatis at Harvard University (U.S.A.)
  • 1977-1981 Graduate student in the laboratory of Pierre Tiollais at the Pasteur Institute (Paris)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Peripheral nervous system
  • Schwann cells
  • Glial cells
  • Boundary cap cells
  • Myelination
  • PNS-CNS segregation
  • CNS patterning
  • Hindbrain segmentation
  • Transcription factor
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Pattern formation
  • Hox genes

Honours and Awards
  • Prix de Paris de la Ligue Nationale Française Contre le Cancer (1988)
  • Member of the EMBO (1995)
  • Member of the Academia Europaea (1998)
  • Member of the French Academy of Sciences (2004)

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