Marie Moftah

Specialized in Zoology sin 1987, I was always interested in comparative developmental biology and regeneration. My MSc in 1995 dealt with liver regeneration in Amphibia and my PhD in 2001 investigated tail autonomy in lizards and limb development in chick embryos. I started to be interested by the role of fobroblast growth factor-2 in development as well as in regenerative processes, especially in the CNS. I spent more than a decade in France working on trunk spinal cord regrowth after complete transection in lower amphibians. Locomotion recovery was my goal. It was spontaneously occurring in these models due to neurogenesis, which was my main line of research together with the role that FGF-2 and its four transmembrane receptors played in this important and vital phenomenon.

From there, I deviated my interests to computational neuroscience, especially in the field of neuroscience because it is the one field that could be done worldwide and with small funding. Basal ganglia and decision making are my main target. Besides, this filed allowed me to investigate human health problems such as epilepsy and mental health. In parallel, I am involved in the international project (MeSHe) in order to have a better insight about mental and somatic health worldwide.

Last but not least, I am interested in the role of women in science and how they can make big strides in the advancement of humanity.













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