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Catherine Léon PhD Senior researcher

Course and current status


1998-present: Senior researcher, INSERM U949, EFS-Alsace, Université de Strasbourg, Laboratory of Dr. C. Gachet

1993-1998: post-doctoral position, INSERM U311, EFS-Alsace, Université de Strasbourg, Laboratory of Dr. C. Gachet

1990-1993: Ph. D., INSERM U338, University of Strasbourg, Laboratory of Dr. D. Aunis

1987-1990: - Diplome d'Ingénieur en Biotechnologie, Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg - Diplôme d'Etude Approfondie (DEA) en Biotechnologie, Université de Strasbourg


Scientific summary

Research interests.

My general interest lies in platelet biology, at both platelet function and mechanisms of platelet formation.

I was first interested in platelet functions through purinergic receptors (P2Y1 and P2Y12)activation.

More recently, I have been interested in platelet functions in MYH9-related disorders, and in the mechanisms involved in megakaryocytopoiesis and platelet formation which are defective in MYH9-related disorders.

To investigate these questions, the laboratory combines techniques of molecular and cell biology with confocal and electron microscopy imaging and mouse physiology.

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