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Olivier Goureau

Short CV

1988 DEA, University of Paris-XI.
1991 Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Paris-XI.
1998 « Habilitation Diriger Recherches », University of Paris-XI.
Research Experience/ Posts
1987-1991 Ph.D. Student. Laboratory of Endocrinology and Cellular Regulations, URA1131, CNRS, Orsay, France.
1992-1998 Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Associate at INSERM. Gerontology Research Laboratory, U118, Paris.
1999 Visiting Researcher. Department of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles.
2000-2002 Group Leader and Research Associate at INSERM. Retinal Development, Aging and Pathology Laboratory, U450, INSERM, Paris.
2003-Present Group Leader and Research Director at INSERM. Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Pathophysiology of the Retina, INSERM, Vision Institute, Paris.


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Scientifc Interest

  • Central nervous system development.
  • Stem cell research.
  • Retinal gene transfer.
  • Retinal imaging.


  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • French society of neurosciences
Olivier Goureau
Olivier Goureau

Research Group

Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Pathophysiology of the Retina

Analysis of molecular mechanisms involved in retinal progenitor cell differentiation



Institut de la Vision
17 rue Moreau
75012 Paris

Phone: +33-1-53-462550
Fax: +33-1-53-462601

Email: olivier.goureau[at]
Website: Olivier Goureau / Vision Institute

Key Publications

  1. Goureau O, Lepoivre M, Becquet F, Courtois Y. (1993).
    Differential regulation of inducible NO synthase by bFGF and TGF-beta in bovine retinal pigmented epithelial cells Proc.
    Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 90, 4276-4280.
  2. Goureau O, Bellot J, Thillaye B, Courtois Y, de Kozak Y. (1995)
    Increased nitric oxide production in endotoxin-uveitis : reduction of uveitis by an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase.
    J. Immunol. 154, 6518-6523.
  3. Faure V, Courtois Y, Goureau O. (1997)
    Inhibition of inducible NO synthase expression by interferons in bovine retinal pigmented epithelial cells.
    J. Biol. Chem. 272, 32169-32175.
  4. Sennlaub F, Courtois Y and Goureau O. (2001)
    Inducible NO synthase inhibits vascularization of the ischemic retina: the switch from retinal to vitreal neovascularization.
    J. Clin. Invest. 107, 717-725.
  5. Sennlaub F, Courtois Y, Goureau O. (2002)
    Inducible NO synthase mediates retinal apoptosis in a murine model of ischemic proliferative retinopathy.
    J. Neurosci. 22, 3987-3993
  6. Rhee DK, Goureau O, Chen S, Yang XJ. (2004)
    Cytokine-induced Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3) activation in photoreceptors precursors regulates rod differentiation in the developing mouse retina.
    J. Neurosci. 24, 9779-9788.
  7. Roger J, Brajeul V, Thomasseau S, Hienola A, Sahel JA, Guillonneau X, Goureau O. (2006)
    Involvement of Pleiotrophin in CNTF-mediated differentiation of the late retinal progenitor cells.
    Dev Biol. 298: 527-539

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