I obtained my M.D degree with a specialization diploma in Neurology from the University of Nantes (France) in 1994, then a Ph.D. degree in 1996 and worked as a post-doc in the US on the role of the complement system in the central nervous system from 1996 to 2000 (Scott Barnum’s lab, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA).
I am professor of Cytology/Histology at the Lyon-Est School of Medicine (University Claude Bernard Lyon-1) and senior staff at the department of Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering of the University Hospital of Lyon (HCL).
In collaboration with Laurent Pays, associate professor at the Lyon-1 university, I am using bioinformatics and data mining approaches to investigate the impact of immunity on cognition.
A current focus of interest is to assess the role of physiological autoimmunity on the development and maintenance of cognitive functions. More information are available at the following URL: https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/323167/overview
|2019||10:2704||Common Neurodegeneration-Associated Proteins Are Physiologically Expressed by Human B Lymphocytes and Are Interconnected via the Inflammation/Autophagy-Related Proteins TRAF6 and SQSTM1||Serge Nataf, Marine Guillen, Laurent Pays||Front Immunol||-|
|2019||10:321||The Promoter Regions of Intellectual Disability-Associated Genes Are Uniquely Enriched in LTR Sequences of the MER41 Primate-Specific Endogenous Retrovirus: An Evolutionary Connection Between Immunity and Cognition||Serge Nataf, Juan Uriagereka, Antonio Benitez-Burraco||Front Genet||-|
|2017||11:582||Autoimmunity as a Driving Force of Cognitive Evolution||Serge Nataf||Front Neurosci||-|
|2014||14(4):280||The sensory immune system: a neural twist to the antigenic discontinuity theory||Serge Nataf||Nat Rev Immunol .||-|
|1999||22(9):397-402||Complement anaphylatoxin receptors on neurons: new tricks for old receptors?||S Nataf, P F Stahel, N Davoust, S R Barnum||Trends Neurosci||-|