Dr. Mohammed Rachidi

Dr. Mohammed Rachidi, Director of Research Molecular Genetics of Human Diseases, French Polynesia, University Paris 7 Denis Diderot, Paris, France.

Education: Dr. Rachidi received his PhD/ Doctorate degree in Human and Molecular Genetics (High Honors) from Pasteur Institute (Paris, France) and University Paris 7 Denis Diderot. Principal Research Scientist and Assistant Professor at Pasteur Institute of Paris. Postdoctoral training and Assistant Professor with Professor Nicole Le Douarin at College de France and Center National of Research Scientific (C.N.R.S) Institute of Cellular and Molecular Embryology (Nogent, Paris, France).  Director of Research in Human Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University Paris 5, France.

Experience: Dr. Rachidi has vast experience in different areas of modern Neuroscience and Biomedical Research, to name a few: Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms underlying Brain morphogenesis, Visual & Nervous Systems, Biological Clock, Synaptic protein Targeting, Synaptic Plasticity, CaMKII and CAMGUK/MAGUK, Learning & Memory. Functional Genomics & Mechanisms controlling Transposition at Cell Cycle, Transcription, Protein Translation, and Virus-Like Particle formation in Drosophila. Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) signaling pathway, Mouse & Human homeobox genes, Cell Fate determination and differentiation, Neuronal progenitors in cerebellum development and Joubert syndrome (cerebellar ataxia). Down syndrome/Trisomy 21, Mental Retardation/Intellectual Disability, Candidate genes, Expression study, Genotype-Phenotype Associations, Trisomic & Transgenic mouse models of Down syndrome, Neurogenetic & Neurocognitive Basis of Functional Impairments Associated with Intellectual Disability.