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Séminaire impromptu - Marie-Françoise Chesselet"The integrative center for Neural Repair at UCLA: research themes and opportunities for collaborations".

Abstract :

Marie-Françoise Chesselet, M.D., Ph.D., is the Charles H. Markham Professor of Neurology and distinguished Professor in the Departments of Neurology and the Department of Neurobiology at UCLA.

After receiving her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in Paris, France, she held research positions in France and faculty positions at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania, before joining UCLA in 1996. At UCLA, Chesselet chaired the Department of Neurobiology from 2002 to 2013 and is currently the Director of the Integrative Center for Neural Repair, which includes the Center for the Study of Parkinson’s Disease at UCLA she created in 1998. She has directed two NIH-funded Centers for Parkinson’s disease research (1998-2013 and 2002- 2014) and the UCLA Advanced Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research of the American Parkinson Disease Association since 1998. Chesselet has directed graduate programs at the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA and has directed the NINDS- funded Training Program in Neural Repair since 1998.

Her laboratory conducts research on the molecular mechanisms of disorders of the basal ganglia and new treatments for Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases. Her work is supported by the NIH, the Department of Defense, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Cure HD Initiative, the Hereditary Disease Foundation, and biopharmaceutical companies. Chesselet is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the President-elect of its section on Neuroscience. She serves on the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council (NIEHS Council).