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Pablo Chamero

Pablo Chamero
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PhD, HDR, INRA research associate

Education & Career

  • 1999 MSC in Biology, University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain
  • 2005 PhD in Neurobiology, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • 2005-2008 Post-doct, Department of Cell Biology, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA
  • 2008-2015 Junior group leader, CIPMM, Saarland University, Homburg, Germany
  • 2015-now INRA research associate
  • 2017 HDR, University of Tours, France
  • CV Pablo Chamero


Mon objectif est de définir les mécanismes moléculaires, cellulaires et endocriniens qui contrôlent les comportements complexes des mammifères tels que l'agression, l'accouplement et la reconnaissance des congénères. J'étudie la manière dont les signaux sémiochimiques comme les phéromones, les kairomones et les autres signaux sociaux olfactifs, et leur détection par le système olfactif des mammifères, permettent d'induire des interactions sociales appropriées. J'utilise  des outils génétiques moléculaires chez la souris, l'électrophysiologie, l'imagerie du calcium, la neuroanatomie et l'analyse comportementale pour déterminer les circuits neuronaux qui activent le comportement social.


Chamero P, Marton TF, Logan DW, Flanagan K, Cruz JR, Saghatelian A, Cravatt BF, Stowers L. (2007). Identification of protein pheromones that promote aggressive behaviour. Nature. 450(7171):899-902.

Chamero P, Katsoulidou V, Hendrix P, Bufe B, Roberts R, Matsunami H, Abramowitz J, Birnbaumer L, Zufall F, Leinders-Zufall T. (2011). G protein G(alpha)o is essential for vomeronasal function and aggressive behavior in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108(31):12898-903. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1107770108

Oboti L, Pérez-Gómez A, Keller M, Jacobi E, Birnbaumer L, Leinders-Zufall T, Zufall F, Chamero P. (2014). A wide range of pheromone-stimulated sexual and reproductive behaviors in female mice depend on G protein Gαo. BMC Biol. 12:31. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-12-31

Pérez-Gómez A, Bleymehl K, Stein B, Pyrski M, Birnbaumer L, Munger SD, Leinders-Zufall T, Zufall F, Chamero P. (2015). Innate Predator Odor Aversion Driven by Parallel Olfactory Subsystems that Converge in the Ventromedial Hypothalamus. Curr Biol. 25(10):1340-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.03.026

Dey S, Chamero P, Pru JK, Chien MS, Ibarra-Soria X, Spencer KR, Logan DW, Matsunami H, Peluso JJ, Stowers L. (2015). Cyclic Regulation of Sensory Perception by a Female Hormone Alters Behavior. Cell. 161(6):1334-44. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.04.052

Chamero P, Weiss J, Alonso MT, Rodríguez-Prados M, Hisatsune C, Mikoshiba K, Leinders-Zufall T, Zufall F. (2017). Type 3 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor is dispensable for sensory activation of the mammalian vomeronasal organ. Sci Rep. 7(1):10260. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09638-8

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Pablo Chamero
UMR Physiologie de la Reproduction & des Comportements
Centre INRA Val-de-Loire
37380 Nouzilly

Tel. : (+33) 02 47 42 72 27
Email : Pablo Chamero