Philippe Mourrain, PhD

After receiving a PhD in molecular genetics and gene silencing from Pierre and Marie Curie University Paris, I joined as a postdoc the laboratory of Frederic Rosa at Ecole Normale Superieure Paris to investigate the genetic basis of vertebrate development. I got my first faculty position in the same institute and continued my work on vertebrate development. I grew interested in the nervous system formation and function, and moved to Stanford to push further my research in neuroscience. Since 2011, as an associate professor at Stanford University, I have led a team focused on synaptic changes occurring during normal and pathological behaviors (sleep, fragile X syndrome, ASD) as well as eye/brain neuronal regeneration.