- Division of Neuroscience, Development and Aging – DNDA
- Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience – MDCN
- Study Section:
- Cellular and Molecular Biology of Neurodegeneration – CMND
Dr. Laurent Taupenot is the Scientific Review Officer for CSR’s Cellular and Molecular Biology of Neurodegeneration Study Section.
His academic background includes a B.S in biochemistry, cellular biology and physiology and a M.S in physiology from the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France, an advanced degree (DEA) in molecular and cellular biology and a Ph.D in cellular and molecular neurobiology, both from the University of Strasbourg, France. His research in Strasbourg focused on the pathobiology of the chromogranin-secretogranin family of large dense core secretory vesicle cargo proteins of the central and peripheral nervous system. Dr. Taupenot did postdoctoral work at the University of California, San Diego, as a National Kidney Foundation fellow, studying the cellular mechanisms of transcriptional and secretory responses of sympathoadrenal cells to nicotinic cholinergic and peptidergic neurotransmitters. Before joining CSR in 2008, Dr. Taupenot was an associate professor of medicine at UC San Diego, leading a research team to study the assembly and discharge of dense-core secretory granules in neuroendocrine and neuronal cells, and the role of secretory vesicles cargo proteins in these processes. The NIH and the American Heart Association supported his research. Dr. Taupenot has published over 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles.