Faculty Name:||Julien Rossignol, Ph.D.|
Department:||College of Medicine|
Location: ||College of Medicine|
Mt. Pleasant, Mich. 48859
Contact Information:|| |
Julien Rossignol received bachelor of science degrees in cellular biology and biochemistry from the University of Nantes, France. He received a master's degree in molecular biology and biophysics from the University of Orleans, France and a Ph. D. in neuroscience from the University of Nantes, France. His graduate work involved studies on the therapeutic effect of adult stem cell transplantations in Huntington's disease rat model. Following post-doctoral fellowships at INSERM U643 in Nantes, France and in the Neuroscience Program and the Department of Psychology at Central Michigan University where he continued his work with stem cells as a potential cure for neurodegenerative diseases. As a faculty member in the College of Medicine Rossignol is conducting his research in the Field Neurosciences Institute Laboratory for Restorative Neurology.
Rossignol's present laboratory research is to determine the best adult stem cell candidate to transplant in the brain to treat neurodegenerative diseases. His group studied specifically mesenchymal stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells. Previous work has shown that mesenchymal stem cells slowed the deficits in a transgenic rat model of Huntington's disease but failed to create new neurons. Induced pluripotent stem cells have the ability to become neurons and may prove to have greater therapeutic utility.Education & Fellowships:
|Post-Doctoral Fellow||Field Neurosciences Institute Laboratory for Restorative Neurology|
Program in Neuroscience and Department of Psychology
Central Michigan University
INSERM U643, University of Nantes
|INSERM U643, University of Nantes|
|Graduate||University of Orleans|
|Undergraduate||University of Nantes|
Stem cell biology, stem cell therapies, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, motor behavior deficits, immumohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry and microscopy.
Awards & Honors:
- November 2011: SfN Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Award, 41th SfN Meeting, Washington D.C. (USA).
- September 2011: Postdoctoral travel award, World Huntington Disease Congress 2011, Melbourne (Australia).
- May 2011: Postdoctoral poster award, Michigan Chapter Society for Neuroscience 2011, Lansing (USA).
- May 2011: INTR student travel award, INTR 2011, Clearwater Beach (USA).
- October 2009: SfN Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Award, 39th SfN Meeting, Chicago (USA).
- July 2006: Travel Award, 5th Forum of European Neuroscience, Vienna (Austria).
- May 2006: Oral Communication Award, 3rd National Stem Cell Meeting, Nantes (France).
- May 2005: Oral Communication Award, 2nd National Stem Cell Meeting, Nantes (France).
Specialty in Diseases and Conditions:
- SFN (Society For Neuroscience)
- FENS (Federation for European Neuroscience Society)
- French Society for Neuroscience
- French CGB (Basal Ganglia Club)
- European Huntington's Disease Network
November 2011: SfN Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Award, 41th SfN Meeting, Washington D.C. (USA).