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Pierre Magistretti has made significant contributions to neuroenergetics. His research has focused on exploring
the cellular and molecular basis of brain energy metabolism and brain
imaging as well as the behavioral, cellular and molecular determinants
of neuronal and glial plasticity. His group discovered some of the
cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the coupling between
neuronal activity and energy consumption by revealing the key role that
glial cells, in particular astrocytes, play in this physiological
process. This finding is particularly relevant to understanding the
origin of signals used in functional brain imaging (fMRI).
Magistretti received an M.D. from the University of Geneva in 1979 and a Ph.D. in
Biology from the University of California San Diego in 1982. He has
authored papers in more than 240 peer-reviewed journals and has held
posts at such elite institutions as International Brain Research Organization, the Brain Mind Institute at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and the European Dana Alliance for the Brainamong others. Most recently, he was awarded the 2016 Fondation IPSEN Neuronal Plasticity prize for contributions to the field of neuroenergetics.
Dean Pierre Magistretti honored by IPSEN
Exploring brain-energy metabolism