Cell-cell communication in the mammalian nervous system

Alice DAVY

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Team members

  • Catherine LECLERC
  • Isabelle NEANT
  Technical staff
  • Christophe AUDOUARD
  • Thomas JUNGAS
  • Caroline BADOUEL
  • Mohamad-Ali FAWAL
  • Anthony KISCHEL


Research in the team focuses on elucidating mechanisms that govern development of the nervous system and how genetic alterations of this complex developmental program may lead to brain disease in the adult. 
We investigate cell-to-cell communication via the Eph/ephrin signaling pathway, mostly in the context of neurogenesis and neural progenitor specification and maintenance. Our studies combine in vivo experimentations on genetic mouse models, ex vivo experimentations on tissue explants and in vitro cultures of primary neural progenitors, brain tumor stem cells and cell lines.  


Calcium signaling

Elaborating a theoretical framework of neocortex development

Exploring parallels between neural progenitors and brain tumor stem cells

Investigating specification of neural progenitor fates


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LAUSSU Julien (PhD 2011-2015)> postdoc CRBM, Montpellier, France

ARVANITIS Constandina (postdoc 2007-2010, CR1 2010-2014)> I2MC, Toulouse

LUXEY Maëva (PhD 2007-2011)> postdoc Basel University, Switzerland

BEHAR Annie, AI (CDD 2008-2010)

Université Paul Sabatier
118 Route de Narbonne

31062 TOULOUSE Cedex

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