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Pascal Fossat


Ph.D. in Neurosciences and Neuropharmacology, University of Bordeaux, 2006

Current position

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Biology, University of Bordeaux

Publications (since 2010)

  1. Fossat, P., Bacque-Cazenave, J., De Deurwaerdere, P., Delbecque, J. P. and Cattaert, D. (2014). Comparative behavior. Anxiety-like behavior in crayfish is controlled by serotonin. Science 344(6189): 1293-1297.
  2. Dine, J., Ducourneau, V. R., Fenelon, V. S., Fossat, P., Amadio, A., Eder, M., Israel, J. M., Oliet, S. H. and Voisin, D. L. (2014). Extracellular signal-regulated kinase phosphorylation in forebrain neurones contributes to osmoregulatory mechanisms. J Physiol 592(Pt 7): 1637-1654.
  3. Bacque-Cazenave, J., Bouvet, F., Fossat, P., Cattaert, D. and Delbecque, J. P. (2013). Control of motor activity in crayfish by the steroid hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone via motoneuron excitability and sensory-motor integration. J Exp Biol 216(Pt 10): 1808-1818.
  4. Laffray, S., Bouali-Benazzouz, R., Papon, M. A., Favereaux, A., Jiang, Y., Holm, T., Spriet, C., Desbarats, P., Fossat, P., Le Feuvre, Y., Decossas, M., Heliot, L., Langel, U., Nagy, F. and Landry, M. (2012). Impairment of GABAB receptor dimer by endogenous 14-3-3zeta in chronic pain conditions. EMBO J 31(15): 3239-3251.
  5. Fossat, P., Turpin, F. R., Sacchi, S., Dulong, J., Shi, T., Rivet, J. M., Sweedler, J. V., Pollegioni, L., Millan, M. J. and Oliet, S. H. (2012). Glial D-serine gates NMDA receptors at excitatory synapses in prefrontal cortex. Cereb Cortex 22(3): 595-606.
  6. Reali, C., Fossat, P.*, Landry, M., Russo, R. E. and Nagy, F. (2011). Intrinsic membrane properties of spinal dorsal horn neurones modulate nociceptive information processing in vivo. J Physiol 589(11): 2733-2743. (*Co-premier author)
  7. Bonfardin, V. D., Fossat, P., Theodosis, D. T. and Oliet, S. H. (2010). Glia-dependent switch of kainate receptor presynaptic action. J Neurosci 30(3): 985-995.
  8. Fossat, P., Dobremez, E., Bouali-Benazzouz, R., Favereaux, A., Bertrand, S. S., Kilk, K., Leger, C., Cazalets, J. R., Langel, U., Landry, M. and Nagy, F. (2010). Knockdown of L calcium channel subtypes: differential effects in neuropathic pain. J Neurosci 30(3): 1073-1085.
Protocols by Pascal Fossat
  1. Measuring Anxiety-like Behavior in Crayfish by Using a Sub Aquatic Dark-light Plus Maze