Marie-Hélène Canu received her Ph.D. degree in neuroscience from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France, in 1993 in the laboratory headed by P. Buser. She is currently a Professor in neuroscience at the Laboratory of Physical Activity, Muscle and Health, University of Lille, France. Her research interests are in the effects of disuse on neuromuscular system. Her initial works examined how locomotor performance was influenced by a period of decrease in physical activity in animals. Since a decade, much of her work is concentrated on the search for mechanisms for neuronal plasticity induced by disuse and in the development of therapeutic strategies to prevent muscle atrophy and functional outcomes in patients subjected to physical hypoactivity.
Biography Updated on 26 December 2012