Philippe Ronde got his Ph.D. degree in the molecular and pharmacological characterization of the 5-HT4 receptor from the Strasbourg University, Strasbourg, France, in 1995. He then moved to the Laboratory of Dr. Robert A. Nichols, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, to study the role of 5‐HT3 receptors in the control of neurotransmission. He first studied the pharmacology of 5‐HT receptors at the Marion Merrell Dow Research Institute, Strasbourg, France, and in the Laboratory of Dr. Joël Bockaert, Montpellier, France. In 2000, he moved to the Laboratory of Dr. Kenneth Takeda in Strasbourg, France, to study calcium signaling and its importance in the regulation of cell migration. In 2003, he was hired by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France, as a Research Associate at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Strasbourg to work on integrins signaling. He notably described the role of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) dynamics in the control of astrocytoma migration. He created, together with Professor Jan De Mey, an imaging facility dedicated to high‐end imaging technologies together with data processing and analysis. Since 2009, he has developed his team called Migration, Invasion, and Microenvironment at the Laboratory of Biophotonics and Pharmacology headed by Professor Yves Mely in Strasbourg, France. He is interested in the molecular mechanisms that control cell polarization, migration, and invasion.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2013