Yannick Poitelon, PhD

Associate Professor
Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics

Areas of Study

Cell biology of myelinating cells


  • Aix-Marseille University2009Medical GeneticsPhD
  • Aix-Marseille University2005Human PathologyMSc
  • Aix-Marseille University2004BiochemistryMSc


Dr. Poitelon is co-leading the Myelin Laboratory with Dr. Belin. Dr. Poitelon and Dr. Belin have collaborated together since the early stages of their Bachelor degrees. Dr. Poitelon has a broad background in genetics, neuromuscular disorders and specific training in cell biology of myelinating cells. He notably developed in vitro system to study axon-glia interaction and pioneered the concept of mechanobiology in myelinating glial cells. Dr. Belin studies have focused on the mechanisms and pharmacological approaches of human inherited demyelinating neuropathies using humanized mouse models. She also has a complementary training in molecular physiology of neurons.