Sheila Harroch

Institut Pasteur, France


Sheila Harroch received her M.A. degree from the University of Toulouse on the lipid signaling and moved to the Weizmann Institute in Isreal for her Ph.D. degree on Interferon and Interluekin-6 Signaling. In 1995, she continued working on signaling and went to New York for her postdoctoral training in the well-known Joseph Schlessinger's Laboratory to start her project on tyrosine phosphatases. She became a Specialist of the function of PTPs in the nervous system. She established her laboratory in 2002 in the Institut Pasteur of Paris, focusing on PTPs in myelination, demyelinating diseases, and mental disorders. She is particularly interested in some phosphatases such as PTPRG, PTPRZ, and PTPRA and their relation to cell adhesion molecules in the oligodendrocyte lineage.

Biography Updated on 28 July 2011

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