About Our Team
Dr Krzysztof Potempa is a translation-minded neuroscientist with over ten years of experience in advanced analytics of neuroscience datasets gained in academic (The Francis Crick Institute) and pharmaceutical (Lundbeck) settings. He received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Georgia (USA, 2002) and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris, 2007).
Professor Jacques Mallet
Emeritus Director of Research at CNRS and Brain & Spinal Cord Institute (Paris), Adjunct Professor at UCSF
Professor Jacques Mallet is a distinguished scientist who received his Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from Harvard University. He has held several faculty positions at the University of Paris and at the Brain and Spinal Cord Institute. He has co-authored more than 400 scientific articles related to the fields of neurotransmitter molecular biology, psychiatric genetics, epigenetics and gene therapy. In the field of gene therapy, the work of his laboratory led to landmark breakthroughs with (i) the demonstration that viral vectors had the ability to transduce nerve cells, (ii) the first proof-in-principle that a trophic factor encoded by an adenoviral vector preserves dopaminergic cells in vivo and (iii) the demonstration that lentiviral vectors can be rendered non-integrative and still show long-term transgene expression.