Daniel Taillandier serves as an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Agronomic Research, INRA, Université d'Auvergne, Unité de Nutrition Humaine, Clermont-Ferrand, France, and at the Human Nutrition Research Center (CRNH Auvergne). He is a graduate from the University of Clermont-Ferrand and obtained his Ph.D. degree in biology in 1993 from the same University. He obtained a postdoctoral fellowship granted by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) from 1996 to 1998 at the Biochemistry Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, in M. Rechsteiner’s Laboratory. He is mainly interested in skeletal muscle protein breakdown and more precisely in the role of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) in the degradation of contractile proteins. He received several Grants from the Association Française contre les Myopathies (AFM). His work not only highlighted an autoregulation of the UPS, but also he and his colleagues recently identified the mechanisms involved in the degradation of a-actin, the most abundant protein in skeletal muscles.
Biography Updated on 27 September 2011