Marc Davenne

Marc Davenne is an Associate Professor at the Brain and Spine Institute (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière - ICM) in the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital and Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, in Catherine Lubetzki’s and Bruno Stankoff’s lab ‘Mechanisms of myelination and remyelination in the central nervous system’. His main focus of study is to better characterize the properties of the axon initial segment and its roles in neurodegenerative diseases, in particular in multiple sclerosis and neuroinflammation.
Marc Davenne did his PhD at IGBMC (Insitute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology) in Strasbourg (France), studying the role of Hox genes in hindbrain development, under the supervision of Pierre Chambon and Filippo Rijli. He was then a postdoctoral fellow first at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (New York), in Hollis Cline’s lab, where he studied activity-dependent neuronal plasticity in the visual system; and then at Pasteur Institute (Paris), in Pierre-Marie Lledo’s lab, where he studied the role of adult neurogenesis in olfactory perception and memory.