Originally trained as an engineer, Christophe Leterrier has been working on the organization of the axon since his PhD, where he studied the axonal targeting of the CB1 cannabinoid receptor with Zsolt Lenkei at ESPCI in Paris. For his postdoc in Marseille, he worked with Bénédicte Dargent on revealing new cytoskeletal components of the axon initial segment, as well as their nanoscale organization. He started the NeuroCyto lab in 2017, with the aim of deciphering the axonal cytoskeleton architecture using advanced microscopy techniques. The team currently focuses the organization of axonal actin and its partners in order to understand the function of newly discovered axonal actin structures: rings, hotspots and trails.
Scientific field: Cell biology, Neuroscience