Martial Ruat received a degree in biochemistry (INSA, Lyon) and his M.A. degree in microbiology from University of Lyon in 1984. He earned his Ph.D. degree in cellular and molecular pharmacology from University of Paris in 1989. From 1985 to 1993, he characterized the biochemical, molecular, and pharmacological properties of histamine type 1 and 2 receptors and identified the type 6 and 7 serotonin receptors. From 1993 to 1995, he served as a Research Associate at the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore) investigating the roles of brain calcium sensing receptor. Then, he moved to the Alfred Fessard Institut of Neuroscience at Gif-sur-Yvette (France), where he received a junior group ATIPE from the CNRS in 1996. He serves as the Director of Research at INSERM and heads the Signal Transduction and Developmental Neuropharmacology group. His main interests are biochemistry, pharmacology, and function of GPCRs and transporters involved in developmental pathways and stem cell biology.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011