Salah El Mestikawy

  • Adresse Cassan, bâtiment B, étage 4, case courrier 37, 7 quai Saint Bernard, 75 252 PARIS CEDEX
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Salah El Mestikawy performed his entire carrier (since 1978) in neuroscience and particularly in neurotransmission. He first worked on dopamine and 5HT synthesis, before focusing on 5HT receptors, and more recently on glutamate transporters. He masters molecular biology, biochemistry and anatomy on rodent and human models. His team played a pioneer role in the discovery of vesicular glutamate transporters (VGLUTs). In particular, this has led to the finding of VGLUT3 expression in non-glutamatergic neurons and its role in co-transmission. Salah has published more than 100 publications in peer reviewed international journals (h-factor 39). Since 2008 he hold a position Professor at Mcgill University (Montreal Canada). Salah is now research associated professor in the VGLUTeam.