Imbert-Auvray Nathalie

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Research and Teaching Associate Professor
University of La Rochelle
Section of Research : CNU 66
CNRS scientific department : INEE

Keywords : cardiac physiology/phenotypic plasticity/calcium homeostasis/fish ecophysiology

Research topics
The aim of my research is to explore the functioning of fish heart facing environmental constraints (e.g. temperature, food quality, pollution and hypoxia). I try to understand the intraspecific plasticity of the heart and the link with cardiac and metabolic performances.
Publications representatives of the research activity :
  • Rachida Mersni Achour, Nathalie Imbert-Auvray, Valérie Huet, Yosra Ben Cheikh, Nicole Faury, Ibtissem Doghri, Sonia Rouatbi, Stéphanie Bordenave, Marie-Agnès Travers, Denis Saulnier, Ingrid Fruitier-Arnaudin. (2014) First description of French V. tubiashii strains pathogenic to mollusk: II. Characterization of properties of the proteolytic fraction of extracellular products. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 123: 49-59 DOI information : 10.1016/j.jip.2014.09.006
  • Marie Vagner M, Zambonino-Infante JL, Mazurais D, Imbert-Auvray N, Ouillon N, Dubillot E,•Le Delliou, H, Akbar D, Lefrançois C. (2014) Reduced n-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids dietary content expected with global change reduces the metabolic capacity of the golden grey mullet. Mar Biol DOI 10.1007/s00227-014-2526-3
  • Imbert-Auvray N, Mercier C, Huet V, Bois P (2013) Sarcoplasmic reticulum: a key factor in cardiac contractility of sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax and common sole Solea solea during thermal acclimations. J Comp Physiol (B) 183:477–489 DOI 10.1007/s00360-012-0733-0
  • Milinkovitch T, Imbert N, Sanchez W, LeFloch S, Thomas-Guyon H (2013) Toxicological effects of crude oil and oil dispersant: Biomarkers in the heart of the juvenile golden grey mullet (Liza aurata) Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 88 : 1–8
  • Milinkovitch T., Thomas-Guyon H., Lefrançois C., Imbert N. (2013). Dispersant use as a response technique to oil spill: Toxicological effects on fish cardiac performance. Fish physiol. Biochem. 39(2):257-62. DOI:10.1007/s10695-012-9696-z
  • Chatelier A. Imbert N. Zambonino Infante J.L McKenzie D.J. and Bois P. (2006) Effects of oleic acid on the high threshold barium current in sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) ventricular myocytes. J. Exp. Biol. 209, 4033-4039
  • Aton E. Renault T. Gagnaire B. Thomas-Guyon H. Cognard C and Imbert N. (2006) A flow cytometric approach to study intracellular-free Ca2+ in Crassostrea gigas haemocytes. Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 20, 493-502