Cell-cell communication in the mammalian nervous system

Alice Davy

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Team members

  • Alice Davy
  • Isabelle Neant
  • David Ohayon
  Associate professor
  • Julie Plaisancié
  Technical staff  PhD student
  • Clemence Debacq
  • Bertrand Chesneau
  Master student
  • Amaia Anchoubidart
  • Sara Hurpy
  • Elodie Borrull


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.  


Astrocyte diversity in the brain

Calcium signaling

Exploring parallels between neural progenitors and brain tumor stem cells

Investigating specification of neural progenitor fates


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LECLERC Catherine (CR 2017- 2022)

BADOUEL Caroline (postdoc 2017-2021)

FAWAL Mohamad (postdoc 2015-2021)> project leader Synaxis

KISCHEL Anthony (PhD 2015-2019)> postdoc Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz, Wrocław, Poland

LAUSSU Julien (PhD 2011-2015)> postdoc CRBM, Institut Clément Ader, Toulouse, France

ARVANITIS Constandina (postdoc 2007-2010, CR1 2010-2014)

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

BEHAR Annie, AI (CDD 2008-2010)


Université Paul Sabatier
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