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Profile Publications (26)
Name: Dr. Béatrice C Durand
Position: Principal Investigator
Research Description:
The vertebrate nervous system emerges from a layer of neuroepithelial cells - the neural plate - constituted of Neural Stem Cells (NSC) and derivative progenitors. Wnt/β-catenin signaling organizes development of the vertebrate nervous system. It induces th Organizer, contributes to patterning of the neural plate, promotes proliferation of target cells and maintains neural stem cells. Our research focuses on a molecular pathway controlled by the homeodomain containing gene barhl2 that limits Wnt activity during early steps of neural development.  We use Xenopus and cell lines as our main model systems.

Lab Memberships

Durand Laboratory (Principal Investigator/Director)

Contact Information

Sorbonne Université
CNRS UMR7622 Biologie du développement
Bureau 714 Campus Jussieu
Bâtiment C 7ème étage, boîte 24
9 Quai Saint Bernard
Paris, Cedex 05
75252, France

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General/Lab Fax:  +33(0)1 44 27 32 93
Phone:  +33(0)1 44 27 34 45