IMSR Seminar Series: The logic of anterior pituitary hormone pulse generation

IBR Seminar Room (N143)
International, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Medical and Dental Sciences
Friday 15th March 2019 (13:00-14:00)
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As part of the 2019 IMSR Seminar Series, Dr Patrice Mollard, University of Montpellier, will give a talk on 'The logic of anterior pituitary hormone pulse generation.'

Patrice Mollard is a world-leading expert in the basic mechanisms of brain-endocrine communication, with a particular focus on pituitary development and function. Patrice earned his PhD at the University of Poitiers, France. He went on to the University of Bordeaux where he obtained an Assistant Professor position in Pharmacy and earned a PhD working on pituitary cell signalling in both rodent models and human pituitary adenomas. He subsequently secured a research scientist position at CNRS and did a sabbatical leave at The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. In 1995, he moved his lab to Montpellier, where he became CNRS Research Director.

Mollard’s lab pioneered in the early 2000’s studies of the large-scale functional organization of endocrine cell types within the pituitary gland. Their identification and analysis of 3D-endocrine cell networks have profoundly changed our views of the pituitary gland from a static organ to one capable of integrating and memorizing numerous external cues to fine-tune its function. Patrice is an internationally recognized scientist and highly acclaimed speaker, having delivered more than 30 invited talks/keynote lectures in the last five years. He has published more than 100 scientific papers, several of which in highly prestigious journals such as Nature, PNAS, Nat Commun, Nat Rev Endocrinol, Endocrinology. Patrice is also famous for being an enthusiastic teacher and inspiring mentor

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