Anne Eichmann

Current position

Group leader, Professor

Host institution

Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, USA


Guidance of vascular patterning and nervous system development


Vertebrate blood vessels form stereotyped, hierarchical branched networks. Specialized endothelial cells (EC) called tip cells located at the extremities of growing capillary sprouts mediate their directional outgrowth. Research in Anne Eichmann’s laboratory is aimed at understanding the function of tip cell-specific signaling molecules, with the goal to manipulate guided vascular patterning. Another focus in the laboratory is to understand functions of vascular endothelial growth factors in the nervous system.

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• 1994 Ph. D. in Molecular and Cell Biology, Paris XIII University, France, Nicole Le Douarin's lab

• 1994-1996 Post-doctoral fellow, Embryology Institute, Nogent-sur-Marne, France, Nicole Le Douarin's lab

• 1997 Appointed Research fellow 1st class, permanent position (CNRS, CR1), France


• Liliane Bettencourt prize for Life Sciences, 2009

• Chevalier de l’ordre national du mérite, State of France, 2009

• Research Award, Inserm, 2008

• Jean Bernard Award, Medical Research Foundation (FRM), 2006

• Young Investigator Award, Foundation Simone and Cino Del Duca, 2006