Dr. Véronique Schaeffer
Véronique did her Ph.D. in joint supervision between the University of Basel (Switzerland) and the University of Strasbourg (France), investigating the role of endogenous neurosteroids in regulating neurodegenerative processes. Afterward, Véronique worked in the group of Michel Goedert (MRC - Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK), where she developed and characterized a transgenic mouse model of TDP-43 proteinopathy. She also conducted another project investigating the effect of autophagy stimulation on neurodegeneration in a mouse model of tauopathy. Véronique joined the group of Ivan Dikic, where she investigated autophagic pathways in the context of neurodiseases. She left the group in 2018.