Alexandre Bonnin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Physiology and Neuroscience, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Dr Alexandre Bonnin is Associate Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience in the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. His research explores novel physiological and molecular pathways by which prenatal events influence the onset of neurological disorders across the lifespan. He is currently focusing on new mechanisms of the early etiology of vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia, providing novel insights into the developmental origins, and potential prevention, of devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr Bonnin received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Paris and the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. He completed postdoctoral fellowships in developmental neurobiology at the University of California Irvine and later at Vanderbilt University (USA) before joining the University of Southern California as an assistant professor in 2011. Dr Bonnin was awarded grants from the NIMH, US Department of Defense and several Awards by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and was the recipient of a 2011 Daniel X. Freedman Award for outstanding basic research achievement. In 2019, he was awarded a BrightFocus Research Award to explore new research directions concerning fetal inflammation effects on blood-brain barrier formation.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.

Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

Vacher, C. M., Bonnin, A., Mir, I. N., & Penn, A. A. Editorial: Advances and perspectives in neuroplacentology, Frontiers in Endocrinology, May 19, 2023, Read More