Associate Professor in Physiology, at the University of Paris Diderot – Paris 7, Xavier Bichat Medical School, France. Researcher at the INSERM U695 “Genetic determinants of type 2 diabetes and its vascular complications” (Pr Michel Marre, director).
UNIVERSITARY DEGREES AND POSITIONS
1991 Associate Professor, University Paris Diderot – Paris 7
1991 State Doctorate in Human Biology. University Paris 7 (UFR X. Bichat) : ‘’Variations in human plasma lipoprotein levels: effects of nutritional and genetic factors’’.
1986 Statistics in Medical Biology + Statistics in Epidemiology. University Paris VI - CESAM
1981 Assistant Professor, University Paris 7 (UFR X. Bichat)
1979 PhD (Imunogenetics and Imunopathology) University Paris 7 - UER Hematology
1977 MSc Physiology + General Human Biology, University Paris 7
ADMINISTRATIVE AND SCIENTIFIC RESPONSABILITIES
2000- Team head at the INSERM Unit U695 “Genetic determinants of type 2 diabetes and its vascular complications” (director Pr. Michel MARRE)
1996-2000 Head of the Human Nutrition Laboratory, Faculté Xavier Bichat, University Paris Diderot-Paris 7
1989-1996 Head of the team "Genetics" at the INSERM U286 (Human Nutrition, director Pr. Marian APFELBAUM)
MAIN INTEREST IN RESEARCH
Interactions between nutritional and genetic factors in adipocyte and lipid metabolisms: studies in obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk.
Genetic polymorphisms of the HDL and reverse cholesterol transport pathway, of adipokines and their expression regulating factors, in relation with cardiovascular risk and susceptibility to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, in prospective cohorts, in particular D.E.S.I.R. (general population) and DIABHYCAR (type 2 diabetic patients).