Thierry Galli, Ph.D.
Membrane Traffic in Health And Disease
INSERM ERL U950, CNRS/Univ Paris-Diderot UMR7592 Institut Jacques Monod
Thierry Galli is a former student of Ecole Normale Supérieure of Saint-Cloud/Lyon. He received his BSc in Biochemistry at the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, in 1988, and his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Jacques Glowinski at the Collège de France and the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, in 1992. He then moved to the USA to carry out postdoctoral research in Prof. Pietro De Camilli's laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine. There he worked on the molecular mechanism of regulated and constitutive exocytosis. In 1995, he took his first research appointment at the French National Institute of Health (INSERM) and the Curie Institute in the laboratory of Prof. Daniel Louvard, and in 2001 he was recruited as Research Director of the French National Institute of Health at the Fer-à-Moulin Institute, Paris. In 2005, he was appointed as a Group Leader at the Jacques Monod Institute, Paris. His research focuses on the role of SNARE proteins in cancer and neuronal cell differentiation, with particular emphasis on the tetanus neurotoxin-sensitive routes, mediated by cellubrevin/VAMP3 and synaptobrevin/VAMP1,2, the tetanus neurotoxin-insensitive routes mediated by TI-VAMP/VAMP7 and ER-plasma membrane contact sites regulated by Sec22b.
Thierry Galli is Editor-in-Chief of Biology of the Cell and a member of the Faculty of 1000, and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. He was President of the Society for Biology of the Cell – France (SBCF) in 2012-2013. He is Director of the multi-agency thematic institute institute (ITMO) of Cell Biology, Development and Evolution and a member of the directorship of the French National Institute of Health. He was recently appointed head of the Psychiatry and Neuroscience Center. He received the Grand Prix à orientation fondamentale Robert Debré for medical research in 2011and Rachel, Ajzen et Léon IAGOLNITZER Prize of Fondation Pour la Recherche Médicale in 2015.
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Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of nerve cell development; molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmitter release; SNARE proteins; molecular and cellular basis of neuropsychiatric diseases, secretory mechanisms in cancer. [h-index 40, more than 5500 citations]