Marie-Claude Perreault, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Emory University School of Medicine

Office: Whitehead Biomedical Research Building

Phone: 404-727-9897 Lab: (404) 727-3298

Fax: (404) 727-2648


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Physiology

615 Michael Street
Whitehead Biomedical Research Building

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Education: From PhD/MD to current position

1993                PhD, University of Montreal (Canada)

1994-1996       Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Manitoba (Canada)

1996-1999       Research Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

1999-2011       Research Associate, University of Oslo, National Centre for Stem Cell Research University Hospital of Oslo (Norway)

2011 to date    Assistant Professor of Physiology, Emory University, Georgia

Secondary appointment:

2015 to date    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech, Georgia

Research Area: integrative neuroscience, descending control of motor and autonomic function, sensorimotor integration


We are currently working on:

- Role of reticulospinal neurons in the initiation and regulation of locomotion

- Integration of sensory and descending inputs by spinal neurons

- Role of reticulospinal neurons in the regulation of vasomotor tone in skeletal muscle

Tools: Single-cell calcium imaging, electrophysiology, laser photostimulation, anatomical tracing, mouse genetics

Clinical relevance: spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, stroke and orthostatic hypotension