Stéphane Gasman Ph. D, Research Director at INSERM, Group leader at the Neuroscience Institute of Strasbourg

Course and current status

I am INSERM researcher working at the Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences Institute (INCI) in Strasbourg in which I am co-leading the team « membrane trafficking in the nervous system » with Dr. Nicolas Vitale. I've got a double training in biology and chemistry from the University of Strasbourg and obtained in 1998 a Ph.D in molecular and cellular biology by investigating the mechanisms regulating neuroendocrine secretion. In 1999, I joined the laboratory of Dr. Marino Zerial at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) from Heidelberg in Germany. During my post-doctoral period, I have expanded my investigations in the fields of intracellular membrane trafficking and Rho GTPases. Overall, my researches led to the identification of the Rho GTPases controlling the hormonal release and to the mechanisms connecting exocytosis with endocytosis of secretory granules in neuroendocrine cells. Today, I am also exploiting my expertise to address a new biomedical project aiming to understand how and why secretion become abberant in neuroendocrine tumors.

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