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Pierre-Olivier Couraud, Editorial Board Member
Institut Cochin, France
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Pierre-Olivier Couraud, PhD, is a cell biologist who has been working on the biology of brain endothelium for about 20 years. He is well recognized in the field for his contribution to the production and diffusion of immortalized brain endothelial cell lines as in vitro models of the blood-brain barrier: rat brain endothelial cell lines (RBE4, GPNT), followed more recently by the human brain endothelial cell line hCMEC/D3. His scientific interests are focused on the infiltration of leukocytes across the blood-brain barrier during Multiple sclerosis or Stroke and on the molecular mechanisms of the regulation of tight junctions at the blood-brain barrier.
He is co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and Head of the Cochin Institute (INSERM, CNRS, University Paris Descartes; Paris, France) a large Research Center dedicated to basic research in biology as well as therapeutic applications.