Michel Baudry, PhD

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Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences
Western University of Health Sciences, USA

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Dr. Baudry is an internationally known neuroscientist, and is one of the 100 ISI Highly Cited neuroscientists in the world. After graduating from the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique in Paris in 1971, Dr. Baudry obtained a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Paris VII in 1977, under the direction of professors J.C. Schwartz and J.P. Changeux, two of France’s most distinguished neurobiologists. He moved to the United States in 1978 for a postdoctoral period with Professor Gary Lynch at the University of California, Irvine, and remained at UCI as an associate professor until 1989, when he joined USC.  He was the Professor of Departments of Biological Sciences, Neurology and Biomedical Engineering  at the University of Southern California (USC) till 2012 before joining Western University. Michel Baudry is currently the dean of the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences at Western University of Health Sciences. In collaboration with Lynch, Dr. Baudry developed a biochemical theory for learning and memory that remains one of the most widely accepted theories in the field. His research is directed at understanding the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory, as well as those involved in neurodegenerative processes underlying numerous brain diseases. He is member of American Neuroscience Society, International Society of Neurochemistry, Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation. He has published more than 350 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and is reviewing manuscripts for a wide range of journals.

Research Interest

Dr. Michel Baudry's research interests include: Mechanisms implicated in long-term synaptic potentiation and depression in hippocampus and other brain regions Regulation of glutamate receptors Role of oxygen free radicals in central nervous system Mechanisms underlying selective neuronal degeneration Computational neuroscience