Florian Lesage PhD in Life Science

Course and current status

Florian Lesage is senior research director at INSERM (French National Health Institute). He is a molecular biologist with extensive experience in ion channel cloning, expression and characterization, in particular in the neurosensory systems. He authored 15 international patents and  >120 publications that have received more than 13800 citations, h:58 (http://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=4RXbfuMAAAAJ&hl=fr&oi=ao).

Florian Lesage is the director of the Laboratoire d'Excellence "Ion Channel Science and Therapeutics" (LabEx ICST, www.labex-icst.fr/en). He is a member of section 28 of the CoNRS (Pharmacologie, ingénierie et technologie pour la santé, imagerie biomédicale) and chairman of the CID54 of the CoNRS (Méthodes expérimentales, concepts et instrumentation en sciences de la matière et en ingénierie pour le vivant).

Scientific summary

Florian Lesage has identified a class on ion channels that are promising targets for the development of new medicines. Located at Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPMC), Sophia-Antipolis, Florian Lesage‘s research group is currently aimed to a better understanding of the structure, physiology and physiopathology of these channels. This includes fundamental approaches (structure/function, proteomics, mouse gene inactivation) and more clinical aspects (potential role of ion channels in genetic and acquired neuronal disorders).

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