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IBCS Seminar Series

Synaptic Pathophysiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders, insights from animal models

Speaker: Dr Stéphane Baudouin - Senior Lecturer (University of Cardiff)

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I studied biology at the University of Nantes where I obtained my PhD in 2009. Then I moved to Biozentrumof the University in Basel, Switzerland, to work as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Peter Scheiffele. There I studied the pathophysiology of a mouse model for Autism Spectrum Disorders, namely a mouse mutant lacking the adhesion molecule Neuroligin-3. For this work I received the Junior DebiopharmGroup™ Award attributed in collaboration with the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédéralede Lausanne, Switzerland) to encourage excellence amongst researchers in life sciences. In 2013, I was recruited by the University of Cardiff as Senior Lecturer.

My work focuses on the identification of molecular pathways and neuronal networks involved in the development of social skills, and their breakdown in pathological conditions. In my laboratory we use a combination of genetic, behavioural, molecular and imaging methods in wild type and genetic mouse models carrying mutations associated with different pathological conditions, in particular autism or schizophrenia.


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