Stéphane Hunot earned his Ph.D. degree in cell biology and physiology in 1998 from Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, France. After a 3-year postdoctoral training in molecular biology at Yale School of Medicine under the guidance of Professor Richard Flavell, Section of Immunobiology, he joined in 2001 the INSERM unit 279, headed by Dr. Etienne Hirsch, as a Researcher, after being tenured as a CNRS Principal Investigator (first-class Researcher). In 2009, he joined the Brain and Spine Institute Research Center, Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France. He is a Member of several professional societies and serves on the scientific advisory boards of the France Parkinson Association and for the French Club of Neuroimmunology. His current research interest focuses on the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease with emphasis on cell and noncell autonomous mechanisms of neuronal cell death. Through a collaborative network established with several immunologists, he has instigated in his laboratory a new disciplinary program investigating the interplay between the immune and nervous systems in Parkinson's disease.
Biography Updated on 21 September 2011