Embryological bases of congenital malformations
We are a small group of scientists working on human neural crest stem cells and their differentiated progeny in the head and thoracic region. Read all about it, and us, using the links above.
Like nested dolls, our group was, until July, 2010, part of a larger team interested in the genetic bases of congenital diseases and malformations. That team, with some of our original members, remains part of the research unit #781, dedicated to "Genetics and Epigenetics of Neurometabolic Diseases and Birth Defects" (also see here).
I am developing new subtopics and accepting students within the Genetics, patterning and cardiovascular diseases group, which is part of the Unité Mixte de Recherche 910 (with contributions from the Université Aix-Marseille II) in Marseille.
We are all, nonetheless, part of the French equivalent to the intramural program of the U.S. N.I.H., the Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM).
(Links out updated May 7, 2012.)