Director: Jean-Marie Dupret, PR UPCité

Curriculum vitae


Jean-Marie Dupret is professor (PREX) of biochemistry at Université Paris Cité. He was a student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of St-Cloud-Fontenay (now ENS Lyon) from 1981 to 1985. He came first in the competition of Agrégation des Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre in 1984 and earned his PhD in biochemistry at Pierre et Marie Curie University in 1989. His thesis focused on the mechanisms of action of vitamin D. After spending two years at the Hospital for Sick Children, Dept of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Toronto, Canada, he joined Inserm as a research fellow (CR), before opting for a career at University. Initially assistant professor (MCF) at Paris Diderot University, he was appointed professor in 2000. Jean-Marie Dupret was vice-president of Paris Diderot University in charge of the Sciences sector from 2007 to 2009, then deputy director of the Life Sciences Department (UFR Sciences du Vivant) from 2010 to 2018. In 2009, he was appointed director of the Functional and Adaptive Biology unit (BFA, which became CNRS UMR 8251 in 2014) as well as head of the team Molecular and Cellular Responses to Xenobiotics. His research interests concern metabolic and toxicological enzymology with a special focus on xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes. Author of a hundred publications (PubMed), Jean-Marie Dupret teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in biochemistry, enzymology, pharmacogenomics and toxicology.



Deputy director: Joëlle Cohen-Tannoudji, PR UPCité

Curriculum vitae


Joëlle Cohen-Tannoudji is Professor (PREX) of Reproductive Endocrinology at Université Paris Cité. After obtaining her PhD in 1988 in the field of reproductive behavior, followed by a post-doctorate focusing on the regulation of adrenergic receptors, she was appointed Maître de Conférences at Pierre et Marie Curie University in 1990. Her research focused on the adrenergic plasticity of uterine muscle during gestation. Appointed Professor at Paris Diderot University in 2006, she has been since 2009 Deputy Director of the Functional and Adaptive Biology Unit (BFA), which became CNRS UMR 8251 in 2014, and Director of the team Physiology of the Gonadotrope Axis, which became ERL Inserm U1133 in 2014. The aim of the team is to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in the differentiation, function and vulnerability of the gonadotrope axis. Joëlle Cohen-Tannoudji’s research has resulted in over 70 publications (PubMed). She has taken part in a number of national bodies, including Animal Physiology Scientific Committee of INRAe, Reproduction Emergence Committee of Inserm and, more recently, CoNRS Section 24 (Physiology, Aging, Tumorigenesis). She teaches courses in Cellular Signaling, Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology from undergraduate (L3) to Master 2 levels.


Administrative manager:


Françoise Contamina (Attachée d’administration, UPCité)


Advisory board (team leaders) :


Jamileh Movassat, PR UPCité, Team 1

Christophe Magnan, PR UPCité, Team 2

Joëlle Cohen-Tannoudji, PR UPCité, Team 3

Ana Ferreiro, DR Inserm, Team 4

Serge Luquet, DR CNRS, Team 5

Jean-Marie Dupret, PR UPCité, Team 6

Véronique Monnier, MCF UPCité, Team 7

Pierre Tufféry, DR Inserm, Team 8