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Pascal Derkinderen, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology at Nantes University and Inserm U913

Location: Nantes France

Pascal Derkinderen earned his MD in neurology and PhD in molecular and cellular neuropharmacology from Paris 6 University in 1997 and 1999, respectively. As a postdoctoral fellow in Brian Anderton’s laboratory at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, he studied the regulation of the tyrosine phosphorylation of the microtubule associated protein tau and identified a new tau kinase. He is currently professor of neurology at Nantes University, France, and leading in Michel Neunlist’s lab (at Inserm U913) a small research team devoted to the study of the enteric nervous system in Parkinson’s disease. 

Associated Grants

  • Evaluation of Alpha-synuclein Immunohistochemical Methods for the Detection of Lewy-type Synucleinopathy in Gastrointestinal Biopsies


  • Enteric Glial Cells as a New Source of Biomarkers for PD


  • Is Parkinson’s Disease a Low-grade Inflammatory Bowel Disease?


  • Analysis of the ENS Using Routine Colonic Biopsies as a Biomarker for PD: Optimizing Detection of Alpha-Synuclein Pathology and Assessment in LRRK2 Patients


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