Hi, I am ROMAIN FONTAINE

NEUROENDOCRINOLOGIST

leading the Fish Neuroendocrinology group from Prof. Finn-Arne Weltzien in the Department of Preclinical Sciences and Pathology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway)

About My Research

My research interest encompasses the interactions between the molecular, cellular and physiological levels, and the role that environment play in their regulation. Today, I focus my research on the brain and the pituitary gland and their plasticity which allows differential hormone production, thus allowing the animals to adapt to their environment.

I mainly use transgenesis, tissue labeling and imaging techniques with teleost fish as model organisms.

Romain Fontaine in the medaka lab

My interests

Marine biology

Effect of the environmental factors including social interactions, light and temperature, on the fish physiology and behavior

Endocrinology

Role of the hormones in the regulation of the important physiological functions such as reproduction, osmoregulation, ...

Neurosciences

Effects of neurohormones and neurotransmitters on cell activity and cell proliferation, cell migration

LAST NEWS

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New published article in Scientific Data

I am happy to inform you that our last paper entitled “Characterization of hormone-producing cell types in the teleost pituitary gland using single-cell RNA-seq” has just been published in Scientific…
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