Brahim NAIT OUMESMAR
Equipe "Approches moléculaires et cellulaires de la réparation myélinique"
Brahim Nait Oumesmar joined the ICM in 2009, where is the leader of the team “Cellular and Molecular Approaches for Myelin Repair” and coordinator of the IHU-A-ICM workpackage on Multiple Sclerosis and of the NeurATRIS program on Drug Screening. He received a PhD in Neurosciences at the University Pierre & Marie Curie (1997) and then did a post-doctoral training in Developmental Neurobiology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York, NY, USA) from 1997 to 2002, where is he was appointed Research Assistant Professor. He is member of several scientific boards and Elected President of the French Club of Glial Cells. He is expert of grants for the Multiple Sclerosis Societies (Australia, UK, USA, France), MRC and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK). Brahim Nait Oumesmar is also member of the ENP Graduate Program committee and scientific advisor for MS foundations.
Travaux de recherche
Based on complementary expertises in oligodendrocyte regeneration (B. Nait-Oumesmar), neuro-inflammation (V. Zujovic) and stem cell biology (A. Baron-Van Evercooren), the common goal of team is to provide a better understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in myelin regeneration and to develop innovative therapies enhancing remyelination and providing effective neuroprotection for demyelinating disorders.