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Pierre Magistretti


Department of BioScience
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia

Biography

Prof. PIERRE MAGISTRETTI Specialises in cellular and molecular bases of brain energy metabolism and brain imaging and the behavioral, cellular and molecular determinants of neuronal and glial plasticity. He is working as Professor in Department of BioScience, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Research Interest

"Professor Magistretti has made significant contributions in the field of brain energy metabolism. His group has discovered some of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the coupling between neuronal activity and energy consumption by the brain. This work has considerable ramifications for the understanding of the origin of the signals detected with the current functional brain imaging techniques used in neurologic and psychiatric research. Magistretti’s research interests include the cellular and molecular bases of brain energy metabolism and brain imaging and the behavioral, cellular and molecular determinants of neuronal and glial plasticity."

Publications

  • Lee Y, Morrison BM, Li Y, Lengacher S, Farah MH, Hoffman PN, Liu Y, Tsingalia A, Jin L, Zhang PW, Pellerin L. Oligodendroglia metabolically support axons and contribute to neurodegeneration. Nature. 2012 Jul 26;487(7408):443.

  • Cotte Y, Toy F, Jourdain P, Pavillon N, Boss D, Magistretti P, Marquet P, Depeursinge C. Marker-free phase nanoscopy. Nature Photonics. 2013 Feb 1;7(2):113-7.

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