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Curriculum Vitae Sebastien Couillard-Despres


1990 - 1993

Undergraduate Studies in Biochemistry, University of Montreal, Canada

1993 - 1999

Graduate Studies and PhD Work: “Transgenic mouse models to study the role of neurofilaments in motor neuron disease”. Prof. Jean-Pierre Julien , McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Career History

1999 - 2009

Postdoctoral Fellow and Senior Scientist at the Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology, Regensburg University, Regensburg, Germany, Prof. Ludwig Aigner


Habilitation in Experimental Neurology, Medical Faculty, University of Regensburg

2009 - present

Senior Scientist, Institute of Molecular Regenerative Medicine, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg


Appointment as Lecturer (Universitätsdozent) at the Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg.


  • 38 original publications
  • 3 reviews/books
  • 5 invited symposium and conference lectures

Review panels


Ad hoc referee: BMC Neuroscience, Epilepsy and Behavior, European Journal of Neuroscience, Experimental Brain Research, Experimental Neurology, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Neuroscience, Neuroscience Letters.



Swiss National Research Foundation