Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d'Aquitaine (UMR5287)

Aquitaine Institute for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience

Université de Bordeaux

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146, rue Léo Saignat
33076 Bordeaux cedex


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CNRS Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Université de Bordeaux

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Morin Didier

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Professor, University of Bordeaux
Deputy Head of Health, Security and Environment Department, Bordeaux Institute of Technology


DN3 (Development and Neurobiology of Neural Networks)

Teaching Domain:
Human physiology (bachelor’s degree) at the Bordeaux Institute of Technology (Health, Security and Environment Department)

Research Domain:
Neurophysiology of sensory-motor systems
Perturbation of the CNS development by neuropollutants

Research axis:
Perinatal exposure to metal oxide nanoparticles (ZnO, TiO2) and CNS development
Locomotor-respiratory interactions (coupling, feedforward and feedback mechanisms)

Scientific expertise:

  • Respiratory, locomotor and spinal networks
  • Electrophysiology, neurotoxicology
  • rat, mouse

Recent Publications:
Colnot E, O’Reilly J, Cardoit L, Cabirol MJ, Roudier L, Delville MH, Fayoux A, Thoby-Brisson M, Juvin L, Morin D (2022) Chronic maternal exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles P25 and E171 alters breathing in newborn offspring. ACS Nano (under review)

Boulain M, Yuan W, Oueghlani Z, Khsime I, Salvi V, Courtand G, Halgand C, Morin D, de Deurwaerdere P, Barriere G, and Juvin L (2021) L-DOPA and 5-HTP modulation of air-stepping in newborn rats. Journal of Physiology (London) 599 (19): 4455-4476.

Boulain M, Khsime I, Sourioux M, Thoby-Brisson M, Barrière G, Simmers J, Morin D, Juvin L (2021) Synergistic interaction between sensory inputs and propriospinal signaling underlying quadrupedal locomotion. Journal of Physiology (London) 599 (19): 4477-4496.

Yuan W, He X, Morin D, Barrière G, Liu X, Li J, Zhu Y (2020) Autophagy induction contributes to the neuroprotective impact of intermittent fasting on the acutely injured spinal cord. Journal of Neurotrauma 38 (3): 373-384.

Tissier-Raffin M, Morin D, Galey L, Garrigou A (2020) Implementing the right to a healthy environment: scientific and legal challenges raised by the exposome concept. Revue Juridique de l’Environnement 45 (numéro spécial):39-80.
Le Gal JP, Colnot E, Cardoit L, Bacqué Cazenave J, Thoby-Brisson M, Juvin L, Morin D (2020) Modulation of respiratory network activity by forelimb and hindlimb locomotor generators. European Journal of Neuroscience 52(4):3181-3195.
Oueghlani Z, Simonnet C, Cardoit L, Courtand G, Cazalets JR, Morin D, Juvin L, Barrière G (2018) Brainstem steering of locomotor activity in the newborn rat. Journal of Neuroscience 38(35):7725–7740.
Nicolosi A, Cardoit L, Pasquereau P, Jaillet C, Thoby-Brisson M, Juvin L, Morin D (2018) Acute exposure to zinc oxide nanoparticles critically disrupts operation of the respiratory neural network in neonatal rat. NeuroToxicology 67:150-160.