Biographical sketch - Thierry Galli

Education/Training

Bachelor of Science in Biology, École Normale Supérieure, Lyon (1986-1989)
Master Degree in Biochemistry, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (1989)
PhD in Neuropharmacology, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (1990-1992)
Post-doc in Cellular Neurosciences, Yale University, New Haven (1992-1995)

Research positions

2005 – present: Group leader of the team "Trafic Membranaire et Morphogenèse Neuronale et Épithéliale", Institut Jacques Monod, Paris.

2001 – present: INSERM Research Director (DR1 since 2013).

2000 – 2004:     Group leader of the team: "Trafic Membranaire et Plasticité Neuronale", Institut du Fer à Moulin, Paris.

1995 – 2000:     INSERM researcher in the laboratory of Daniel Louvard, "Morphogenèse et Signalisation Cellulaires", Institut Curie, Paris. 

Awards/Honorary Positions

  • Prix Rachel, Ajzen et Léon IAGOLNITZER de la FRM 2015
  • Grand Prix à orientation fondamentale de l'Association Robert Debré pour la Recherche Médicale 2012
  • Médaille de la Ville de Paris (échelon Argent), lauréat de la Subvention de la Ville de Paris en Recherche médicale et Santé 2006
  • Editor-in-Chief of Biology of the Cell depuis 2009
  • Président de la Société de Biologie Cellulaire de France 2012-2013

Patents

  • T. Galli, S. Martinez-Arca, D. Louvard. « Control of Membrane Traffic », Demande Brevet Européen en 2000 (Institut Curie – CNRS) ;
  • JC Mazié, T. Galli. Dépôt de l’anticorps monoclonal Cl158.2 dirigé contre la protéine TI-VAMP(Institut Pasteur) en 2000 également ;
  • Dépôt de trois lignées de souris génétiquement modifiées (tetOmin-GFP, GFP-TIVAMP, GFP-Longin) au centre d’archivage européen des mutants de souris (EMMA), en 2007.

Antibodies

Antibodies against syntaxin 3, SNAP-23, human and rat cellubrevin, and endobrevin are commercialized by CovalAb
Mab 158.2 against TI-VAMP/VAMP7 by Synaptic Systems

COCB Membranes 2007 Cover

The cellunculus”, a montage by Thierry Galli.
The title is in reference to the homunculus, Latin for "little man", which the spermists thought was identical in all aspects but size to an adult, and resided in the sperm, ready to grow inside the mother. The homunculus is also commonly used to describe the distorted human figure drawn to reflect the relative space our body parts occupy on the somatosensory cortex (sensory homunculus) and the motor cortex (motor homunculus). This concept is often used to illustrate the functioning of a system. Here, the cellunculus was designed as a symbolic view of the cell map. The cell structure is revealed by its membranes: endoplasmic reticulum in green, Golgi apparatus in blue and endosomes in red (image by Sonia Martinez-Arca). The nucleus is colorless but filled with a neuron (image by Lydia Danglot), a Drosophila epithelial cell (image by Yohanns Bellaïche) and an endothelial cell (image by Dan Cutler), with colorful membranes, reflecting the genomic information within. The four corner panels represents: top left: tail-anchored mice, an allegory of tail-anchored proteins at the endoplasmic reticulum (by Nica Borgese), top right: a modelized COPI vesicle (by Catherine Au), and bottom: two lysosome-related organelles from a melanocyte (by Graça Raposo).
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