PhD. Assistant Professor


PhD  Neuroscience-Université Pierre et Marie curie  (UPMC, Paris 6) and Duke University (Durham, NC), USA

PostDoctoral training, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery-The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (USA)



Faculty of Medicine – laboratory neurosensory biophysics


28 place Henri Dunant – BP 38 – 63001 Clermont-Ferrand (France)


+33 4 73 17 79 82

Research Interest:

-          Physiology and pharmacology of sensory systems (Vision, Hearing and Balance)

-          Neurotransmission mechanisms. Modulation of pre/post synaptic ion channels and receptors

-          Vision – Consequences of cell degenerescence on retinal physiology

-          Oxidative stress and retinopathy

-          Ageing-Age related sensory diseases (DMLA, AIHL,..)

-          Translational research (preclinical to clinical studies)

Technical expertise:

-          In vitro electrophysiological recordings (patch-clamp)-Retina and cochlea slices

-          In vitro electrophysiology assays-Screening small compounds

-          Cell culture (primary cells); Freshly dissociated cells

-          Live cell imaging (calcium, PKC)

-          Immunohistochemistry-Confocal microscopy

-          Real time PCR; Laser microdissection

Recent Publications:

Attali P, Gomeni R, Wersinger E, Poli S, Venail F.

The Effects of SENS-111, A New H4R Antagonist, On Vertigo Induced by Caloric Test in Healthy Volunteers (HV) is Related to Plasma Concentrations.

Clin Ther. 2016 Oct 6;38(10S):e4.


Wersinger E#., Rohmann K#., Braude J.P., Pyott S.J., Fuchs P.A.

Activation of BK and SK channels by efferent synapses on outer hair cells in high frequency regions of the rodent cochlea.

J Neurosci. 2015 Feb 4;35(5):1821-30. # Authors contributed equally


Wersinger E, Gaboyard-Niay S, Travo C, Soto E, Baez A, Vega R, Brugeaud A, Chabbert C.

Symptomatic treatment of vestibular deficits: therapeutic potential of histamine H4 receptors.

J Vestib Res. 2013;23(3):153-9.


Deniz S#, Wersinger E#,, Schwab Y, Mura C, Erdelyi F, Szabo G, Rendon A, Sahel  JA,

Picaud S, Roux M.

Mammalian retinal horizontal cells are unconventional GABAergic neurons.

J Neurochem. 2011 Feb;116(3):350-62. # Authors contributed equally


Roux I, Wersinger E, McIntosh J.M, Fuchs P, Glowatzki E.

Onset of cholinergic efferent synaptic function in sensory hair cells of the rat cochlea.

J Neurosci. 2011 Oct 19; 31(42):15092-101.


Wersinger E., McLean W.J, Fuchs P.A. and S.J. Pyott.

BK channels mediate cholinergic inhibition of high frequency cochlear hair cells.

PLoS ONE, 2010, Vol. 5, Issue 11, e13836.

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