Original articles

Spontaneous and Evoked Release at hippocampal mossy fiber terminals. Scheuber, A., Rudge, R., Danglot, L., Raposo, G., Binz, T., Poncer, J.C. & Galli, T. (2006) The Role of AP3 in Proceedings of the National academy of Sciences of the USA 103, 16562-16567

Impaired synaptic function in microglial Karap/Dap12 deficient mice. Roumier, A., Béchade, C., Poncer, J.C., Tomasello, E., Vivier, E., Triller, A. & Bessis, A (2004) Journal of Neuroscience 24, 11421-11428

Presynaptic Cav2.1 and Cav2.2 differentially influence release dynamics at hippocampal excitatory synapses. Scheuber, A., Miles, R. & Poncer, J.C. (2004) Journal of Neuroscience 24, 10402-10409

Multiple mechanisms for the potentiation of AMPA receptor-mediated transmission by αCaMKII. Poncer, J.C., Esteban, J.A. & Malinow, R. (2002) Journal of Neuroscience 22, 4406-4411

Postsynaptic conversion of silent synapses during LTP affects synaptic gain and transmission dynamics. Poncer, J.C. & Malinow, R. (2001) Nature Neuroscience 4, 989-996

Differential control of GABA release at synapses from distinct interneurones in the rat hippocampus. Poncer, J.C., McKinney, R.A., Gähwiler, B.H. & Thompson, S.M. (2000) Journal of Physiology (London) 528, 123-130

Driving AMPA receptors into synapses by LTP or CamKII: interaction between GluR1and PDZ-domain required. Hayashi, Y., Shi, S.H., Esteban, J.A., Piccini, A., Poncer, J.C. & Malinow, R. (2000) Science 287, 2262-2267

An adrenal slice preparation for the study of chromaffin cells and their cholinergic innervation. Barbara, J.G., Poncer, J.C., , R.A., & Takeda, K. (1998) Journal of Neuroscience Methods 80, 181-189

Either N- or P- type calcium channels mediate GABA release at distinct hippocampal inhibitory synapses. Poncer, J.C., McKinney, R.A., Gähwiler, B.H., & Thompson, S.M. (1997) Neuron 18, 463-472

Properties of spontaneous miniature GABAA receptor mediated synaptic currents in area CA3 of rat hippocampal slice cultures. Thompson, S.M., Poncer, J.C., Capogna, M., & Gähwiler, B.H. (1997) Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 75, 495-499

Modulation of GABAA receptor function by benzodiazepines in the CA3 region of hippocampal organotypic slice cultures. Poncer, J.C., Dürr, R., Gähwiler, B.H., & Thompson, S.M. (1996) Neuropharmacology 35, 1169-1179

Paired recordings from neurones. Miles R, Poncer JC. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1996 Jun;6(3):387-94. Review. PMID: 8794081 [reprint]

Dual modulation of synaptic inhibition by distinct metabotropic glutamate receptors in the rat hippocampus. Poncer, J.C., Shinozaki, H., & Miles, R. (1995) Journal of Physiology (London) 485, 121-134.

Fast and slow excitation of inhibitory cells in the CA3 region of the hippocampus. Poncer, J.C., & Miles, R. (1995) Journal of Neurobiology 26, 386-395

Metabotropic glutamate receptors mediate a post-tetanic excitation of guinea-pig hippocampal inhibitory neurones. Miles, R., & Poncer, J.C. (1993) Journal of Physiology (London) 463, 461-473

Reviews and book chapters

Classical perspectives: the birth (and adolescence) of LTP. Miles, R., Poncer, J.C., Fricker, D. & Leinekugel, X. (2005) Journal of Physiology (London) 568, 1-2

Hippocampal long term potentiation: silent synapses and beyond. Poncer, J.C. (2003) Journal of Physiology (Paris) 97,415-422

Introduction of Green Fluorescent Protein into hippocampal neurons through viral infection. Malinow, R., Hayashi, Y., Maletic-Savatic, M., Zaman, S.H., Poncer, J.C., Shi, S.H. & Esteban, J.A. (2000) in "Imaging Neurons. A laboratory manual", Ed. R. Yuste, F. Lanni and A. Konnerth. CSHL Press

Paired recordings from neurons. Miles, R., & Poncer, J.C. (1996) Current Opinion in Neurobiology 6, 387-394

Recurrent excitatory synapses and circuits in the CA3 region of the hippocampus. Miles, R., & Poncer, J.C. (1995) in "Excitatory amino acids and synaptic transmission", 2nd edition (Ed. H. Wheal and A. Thomson). Academic Press


Jean-Christophe Poncer

Birthdate: 1969

Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence

Degrees and Diplomas

•2006: Habilitation à diriger des Recherches. Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris.

•1997: Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris.   

•1992: Master in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Ecole Normale Supérieure & Claude Bernard University, Lyon.

•1989: Diplôme d’Etudes Universitaires Générales (B.Sc.) Life and Earth Sciences. Claude Bernard University, Lyon.

•1987: Baccalauréat série C (Mathematics and Physics). Lycée Vauvenargues, Aix-en-Provence.

Additional training

•March 2004: Habilitation to Animal Experimentation: Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d'Alfort, France.

•April  2002: Theoretical and practical training in vectorology: Génocentre-Généthon - Evry, France.

•July 1997: Imaging structure and function in the nervous system: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA.

•Sept 1992: Workshop on Microelectrode Techniques of the Royal Physiological Society: MBA Lab, Plymouth, UK.




Teaching activity

•2004-2007: Master in Integrative Biology & Physiology, Neuroscience. Lectures on Synaptic and Cellular Plasticity. Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris

•2000-2002: Master in Medical and Biological Sciences. Lecture on Physiological and genetic approaches to epilepsy. Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris

•1999-2000: DEA in Neuropharmacology. Lecture on Synaptic plasticity. Ecole Normale Supérieure / Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris

•1993-1994: First Grade Medical School (PCEM). Exercises in Molecular and cellular genetics Master in Biochemistry. Practical courses. Paris Nord University, Paris

Research activity

•Since 2007: INSERM Avenir Team. Institut du Fer à Moulin, Paris (Dir. Dr. J.A. Girault). Chargé de Recherche 1e classe. Plasticity in cortical networks and Epilepsy

•2002-2006: INSERM EMI224/U739, CHU Pitié Salpétrière, Paris. (Dir.: Dr. R. Miles). Chargé de Recherche 1e classe. Postgenomic physiology of inherited human epilepsies. Activity-dependent synaptic modulation of hippocampal circuits

•2000-2001: Lab. Physiologie Cérébrale, Univ. René Descartes, Paris (Dir.: Dr. A. Marty). Chargé de Recherche 2e classe. Activity-dependent synaptic modulation in hippocampal circuits

•1997-1999: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York (Dir.: Dr. J.D. Watson). Postdoctoral fellow in Dr. R. Malinow’s group. Molecular mechanisms of long-term plasticity at hippocampal excitatory synapses

•1994-1996: Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich (Dir.: Prof. B.H. Gähwiler). PhD in Dr. S.M. Thompson’s group: Properties of inhibitory synapses between pairs of neurons in hippocampal organotypic slice cultures

•1992-1997: Lab. Neurobiologie Cellulaire, Institut Pasteur, Paris (Dir.: Dr. H. Korn). PhD in Dr. R. Miles’ group. Modulation of synaptic inhibition by metabotropic glutamate receptors in the hippocampus

•1991: Lab. Neurobiologie, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (Dir.: Prof. P. Ascher).     Undergraduate work with Dr. J. Neyton: Blockade by Ba2+ ions of calcium-dependent potassium channels BK reconstituted in planar bilayers

Cortex And Epilepsy Lab - Laboratoire Cortex et épilepsies


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