Christophe P. Ribelayga, PhD

Associate Professor

Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science

McGovern Medical School -The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

6431 Fannin Street – MSB 7.232A

Houston, TX 77030


Biography

Positions and Employment
2003-2005 Research Associate, Department of Neurobiology, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
2005-2009 Assistant Professor (research track), Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2009-2016 Assistant Professor (tenure track), Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
2009-2016 Assistant Professor (joint appointment--regular member), MD Anderson Cancer Center/UTHealthGraduate School of BiomedicalSciences, Houston, TX
2015- Officer, Vice-Chair, Animal Welfare Committee (IACUC for UTHealth), The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
2016- Associate Professor (with tenure), Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
2016- Associate Professor (joint appointment--regular member), MD Anderson Cancer Center/UTHealthGraduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, TX

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Teaching
1995-1998 Teaching Assistant, Animal Biology, University Louis Pasteur
1998-1999 Lecturer, Mammalian Physiology, Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology, University Louis Pasteur
2010- Lecturer, Visual Science I, MD Anderson Cancer Center/UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2011- Summer Research Program, McGovern Medical School
2013- Instructor, Problem Based Learning, McGovern Medical School
2015- Lecturer, Statistics for Neuroscientists, MD Anderson Cancer Center/UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Course director since 2016)

Professional Memberships
Société des Neurosciences (France); European Pineal and Biological Rhythms Society (EPBRS); Société de Neuroendocrinologie (France); The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO); Society for Neuroscience; International Society for Eye Research (ISER); Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR); Southeastern and Central Texas Society for Clocks (SECTS for Clocks)

Research Interest

Scientific Activities

Honors and Awards

1995-1998 Predoctoral Scholarship from the French Department of Education and Research, Head of the list
1995-1998 Teaching Fellowship from University Louis Pasteur, France, Head of the list
1998-1999 Teaching and Research Fellowship from the French Department of Education and Research,
University Louis Pasteur
1999 ServierPrizefromServierLaboratories, Marseille, France
1999 Travel Award from the Foundation Simone and CinodelDuca, Paris, France, moving expenses Paris, France - Birmingham, AL
2000 Ph.D. awarded Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors with Congratulations of the Jury), University Louis Pasteur, France
2000 The 2000 ADRERUS Prize, awarded to the best Ph.D. thesis of the year in the field of Neuroscience, Strasbourg, France
2000 The Melatonin Club Prize, The Melatonin Club Reception Best Poster Presentation, New Orleans, LA
2008 Featured Article of the week in Neuron (59(5):790-801); also highlighted in Faculty of 1000 Biology
2010 Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Vision Research, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (ceremony on 09/03/2010)
2012, 2015 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX
2013, 2014, 2017 Certificate of Appreciation, for outstanding performance and lasting contribution to problem-based learning (PBL), The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
2016 Ron Konopka Memorial Junior Faculty Award from the Texas Society for Circadian Biology and Medicine(ceremony on 04/02/2016 at Texas A&M University, Austin, TX)
2016 Certificate of Appreciation for Serving as a Faculty Mentor, and on various committees that serve McGovern Medical School’s Summer Research Program, University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX (ceremony on 10/24/2016)

Publications

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