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Gaël Barthet, PhD
Gael oversees the expansion of neurobiology activities at the Wyss Center. He brings extensive experience in leading collaborative projects in neuroscience.
Gael Barthet joined the Wyss Center as Director of Neuroscience in October 2021. His role is to oversee the Center’s neuroscience activities, particularly their expansion in neurobiology. He facilitates and manages the Center’s projects by building synergistic collaborations between academic, clinical and industrial partners to accelerate the development of therapeutic solutions.
Thrilled by collaborative projects and innovation, Gael has over 18 years of international experience in neuroscience project management, gained in diverse topics and environments. After a PhD thesis (2007) on the cell signaling and pharmacology of G protein coupled receptors, the main class of drug targets, at the Institute for Functional Genomic in Montpellier, he studied the enzyme responsible for the production of peptides composing the amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease brain at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Passionate about brain diseases, he then led projects about pathological synaptic alterations by electrophysiology and imaging; and projects on preclinical molecules for the treatment of epilepsy at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Neurosciences in Bordeaux.
Gael is passionate about the study of neurodegenerative diseases and enjoys embracing new challenges in biomedical research.
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