Positions and Employment
1992: Post-doctoral fellow at Montreal NeurologicaI Institute, McGill University, Canada
1993-2002: Tenure position as Research Scientist at Cerebrovascular Laboratory (UPR646 CNRS), Paris, France
2002-2006: Tenure position as Research Scientist at Neurodegenerative Laboratory (URA2210 CEA CNRS), Orsay, France
2006-present: Tenure Position as INSERM Research Director at MIRCen, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, Head of group: Neuron-Glia interactions in Neurorodegenerative Diseases
Gilles Bonvento got his PhD in neurosciences in 1991 at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) advised by Pierre Lacombe in Jacques Seylaz’s laboratory. He is a Research Director at MIRCen (Molecular Imaging Research Center) in France, a pre-clinical imaging center that develops and evaluates innovative treatments in the domain of neurodegenerative diseases in rodents and primates. He is heading a team focused on cell-cell interactions (in particular neuron-glia metabolic and vascular interactions) in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer, Parkinson and Huntington. He is combining in vivo imaging, electrophysiological recordings with behavioral and viral-based genetic approaches with the goal to accelerate the understanding of the mechanisms underlying those neurodegenerative diseases.