Pharmaceutical Sciences

Adjunct Associate Professor
Focus: Neuroscience/Genetics

Associate Professor
Myelin Laboratory, Albany Medical College


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Yannick Poitelon, PhD


  • Ph.D. in Medical Genetics from Aix-Marseille University
  • M.Sc. in Human Pathology from Aix-Marseille University
  • M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Aix-Marseille University

Research Interests
Dr. Poitelon is co-leading the Myelin Laboratory at the Albany Medical College.  Dr. Poitelon has a broad background in genetics, neuromuscular disorders and specific training in cell biology of myelinating cells.  He notably developed in vitro system to study axon-glia interaction and pioneered the concept of mechanobiology in myelinating glial cells.  Dr. Poitelon’s current research focuses on mechanisms underlying myelin formation in health and disease.