David Tareste PhD

Course and current status


INSERM Researcher

Membrane Traffic in Health and Disease lab

Institut de Psychiatrie et Neurosciences de Paris, France

(October 2017 – Present)

Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France

(January 2009 – September 2017)

Associate Research Scientist

James Rothman's lab

Columbia University, New York, USA

(March 2003 – December 2008)



Co-director of the FdV ("Frontières du Vivant") PhD Program

Paris Descartes University, France

(September 2013 – Present)

Teacher at the AIV ("Approches Interdisciplinaires du Vivant") Master

Paris Descartes University, France

(September 2009 – August 2013)

Practical work in Physics at the "Agrégation de Physique"

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, France

(September 2001 – June 2002)

Tutorial classes in Physics at the School of Medicine

Paris Descartes University, France

(September 1998 – June 2000)



"Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" (HDR) in Physics

Paris Diderot University (2011)

PhD, Adhesion Physics

École Normale Supérieure de Paris (1998-2002)

Master Degree, Condensed Matter

Paris-Sud University (1996-1997)

Bachelor of Science, Fundamental Physics

Paris-Sud University (1994-1996)

Scientific summary

I am studying the molecular mechanisms of intracellular membrane fusion machineries using the reconstitution of fusion proteins into cellular or artificial membranes and following the deformation, adhesion and fusion of these membranes through molecular force measurements, spectrometry and fluorescence or electron microscopy imaging techniques.

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