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About: Georgia Rapti

Biography:
B.S. in Biology, University of Athens, Greece M.S. in Genetics, University Paris VII, France PhD in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, University Paris VII, France Research Experience Efthimipoulos lab, University of Athens, Athens, Greece Bessereau Lab, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France Shaham Lab, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA Rapti G, Li C, Shan A, Lu Y, Shaham S (2017). Glia initiate C. elegans brain assembly through non-canonical Chimaerin/Furin axon guidance. Nat Neurosci. Online 2017 Aug 28. doi: 10.1038/nn.4630 Boulin T, Rapti G ¶, Briseño-Roa L ¶, Stigloher C ¶, Richmond J, Paoletti P, Bessereau JL (2012) Positive modulation of a Cys-loop acetylcholine receptor by an auxiliary transmembrane subunit. Nat Neurosci, 2012 Oct;15(10):1374-81 Rapti G, Richmond J, Bessereau JL (2011). A single immunoglobulin-domain protein required for clustering acetylcholine receptors in C. elegans. EMBO J. 30(4):706-18. Gendrel M., Rapti G, Richmond J, Bessereau JL. (2009). A complement control related protein engaged in an extracellular scaffold for acetylcholine receptor clustering at synapses. Nature. 461(7266):992-6 Parisiadou L, Bethani I, Michaki V, Krousti K, Rapti G, Efthimiopoulos S. (2008). Homer2 and Homer3 interact with amyloid precursor protein and inhibit Abeta production. Neurobiol Dis. 30(3):353-64 Awards Kavli Pilot Grant, Leon-Levy Neuroscience Fellowship, EMBO long-term Fellowship, AFM Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Fellowship MESR, Bodossakis Foundation M.S. Scholarship, Awards for Career Development (The Rockefeller University), Award for Conference Attendance (The Onassis Foundation), First Rank University Honors award & Dean's List Outstanding Performance Award (University of Athens)
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Glia lead the way for pioneers to build the brain neuropil in C. elegans

Posted by on October 20th, 2017

It’s all about the wires. But what about the glue? Networks make us who we are. I am not talking about social networks but about neural networks that define how we perceive the world and how we act. For a century, neuroscientists have sought to understand functions of neural networks in condition and how such[…]