Laboratory of Histology
The Laboratory of Histology, Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology has a research activity mainly devoted to the understanding of etiopathogeny of neurodegenerative diseases, essentially Alzheimer's disease and other ''tauopathies''. These studies are performed in parallel in pathological tissues and in cellular and transgenic models with the aim to validate concepts and hypothesis resulting from observations carried out on different models. The experimental approach is privileging the use of various neurobiological techniques and the analysis from the molecular and cellular levels to the behavioural level. Other research activities are devoted to comparative neurobiology of brain aging, and calcium signaling.
Comparative neurobiology and brain functional morphology of brain aging in primates
Comparative aspects of brain aging and brain asymmetries are studied in mammals, especially great apes, by using various histological techniques as well as new imaging technologies.