Sigolène Meilhac

Directrice de recherche | Sigolène Meilhac


Sigolène MEILHAC is Director of Research at INSERM, and Pasteur Vallery-Radot Prize awardee in 2018.

Sigolène MEILHAC is a developmental biologist and INSERM Research Director, leading since 2015 the team of Heart Morphogenesis jointly affiliated to the Institut Pasteur and Institut Imagine. Trained at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, she obtained a PhD under the supervision of M. Buckingham (Institut Pasteur) in 2003 and carried out post-doctoral work at the Gurdon Institute of Cambridge (UK), as a Marie Curie and EMBO fellow. She was recruited by the INSERM as a tenured researcher in 2006, and, with the support of the young researcher programme of the ANR in 2012, created a research group at the Institut Pasteur. Now located within the campus of the Hospital Necker-Enfants Malades, her team is part of the « ICaRP cardiology » network, that she coordinates to foster interactions between multi-disciplinary expertise in fundamental research and clinics. She is a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors of the journal eLife. She is involved in academic teaching and student supervision, develops scientific workshops for children. Sigolène Meilhac was recipient of the Pasteur Vallery-Radot price in 2018.

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