Florence Bareyre was trained with Dr. Martin Schwab in Zurich (Switzerland). She holds a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (2003). She is an Independent Group Leader at the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich, Germany. Before obtaining her Ph.D. degree in neurosciences, she obtained an M.S. degree in biochemistry from the University of Paris VII (France). Bareyre has received several competitive fellowships from the German Science Foundation and the German Ministry for Education and Research as well as several prizes including a BMBF group leader award (2008), the SOBEK prize (2007), or the Ph.D. dissertation medal for excellence (2003). Research in the Bareyre laboratory focuses on spinal cord injury and more particularly on the neuronal response following traumatic and inflammatory lesions of the spinal cord. They are currently trying to understand how they can promote axonal repair by focusing on the molecular and anatomical mechanisms underlying axonal plasticity after traumatic spinal cord lesions. They also use viral gene therapy to dissect the molecular regulation of the neuronal growth response in vivo and to promote axonal growth and regeneration following spinal cord injury.
Biography Updated on 17 October 2011