Editorial Board

Prof. Mohammed RACHIDI

Prof. Mohammed RACHIDI
Director of Research
Molecular Genetics of Human Diseases (MGHD),
French Polynesia and University Paris Denis Diderot,
France

Biography :

Dr. Mohammed Rachidi received his PhD/ Doctorate Degree in Human and Molecular Genetics (with High Honors) at the prestigious ''Pasteur Institute'' (Paris, France), in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Genetics headed by the Professor Fran├žois JACOB (Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine), where he studied the Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms underlying Brain Morphogenesis, Visual System development, CaMKinases & Biological Clock Function in Drosophila. Dr. Rachidi extended these Molecular Genetics works to Functional Genomics at Pasteur Institute and at Center National of Research Scientific CNRS and played key fundamental roles in different collaborative research projects with prestigious laboratories in Europe, Japan & United States. Remarkably, Dr. Rachidi collaborated with the Professor Michael ROSBASH (Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine 2017) in the Molecular Mechanisms of 2 genes involved in Circadian Clock. Dr. Rachidi published with Professor ROSBASH this important work in the EMBO Journal Entitled : ''A New Gene encoding a putative Transcritpion Factor Regulated by the Drosophila Circadian Clock''. Postdoctoral training & Assistant Professor with Professor Nicole LeDOUARIN at the prestigious ''College De France'' & Institute of Cellular & Molecular Embryology (Paris), Dr. Rachidi studied some Chicken & Xenopus molecules acting in Bone Morphogenetic Protein BMP signaling pathways and identified their Mouse & Human homologs involved in differentiation of specific domains of neuronal progenitors, in cerebellum development and Joubert syndrome (a form of cerebellar ataxia). These experiences of Dr. Rachidi in the Molecular Genetics and in several Animal Models were extended to Human Molecular Genetics of Down syndrome (DS) & to Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms underlying Brain morphogenesis of Trisomic & Transgenic Mouse Models of DS and also of numerous stages of Embryonic & Fetal DS patients to elucidate the Neurogenetic Basis of Functional alterations Associated with Mental Retardation.

Research Interest :

Dr. Rachidi has vast experiences with different Research Interests in Modern Molecular Genetics, Neuroscience & Biomedical Research, to name a few : Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms underlying Brain Morphogenesis, Visual System, Biological Clock, Synaptic Protein Targeting, Synaptic Plasticity, CaMKII & CAMGUK/MAGUK, Learning and Memory. Functional Genomics & Mechanisms controlling Transposition at Cell Cycle. Transcription, Protein Translation & Virus-Like Particle Formation. Bone Morphogenetic Protein BMP signaling pathways, Mouse and Human Homeobox Genes, Cell Fate Determination and Differentiation, Neuronal Progenitors in Cerebellum development and Joubert syndrome. Trisomy 21, Intellectual Disability, Candidate Genes, Expression studies, Genotype-Phenotype Associations, Trisomic and Transgenic Mouse Models of Down syndrome, Neurogenetic and Neurocognitive Basis of Functional Impairments Associated with Intellectual Disability. Drosophila & Mouse & Human.