Philippe Bouvet is a Professor of biology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France. He received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Rennes, Rennes, France working on RNA stability in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. He spent several years at the Department of Microbiology of Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA then at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md, USA where he worked on RNA masking and the role of histone linker in the regulation of gene expression. Before this present appointment, he spent six years as a CNRS Research Scientist, at the Laboratory of Eukaryotic Molecular Biology in Toulouse, France where he began his studies on nucleolin, a major protein of the nucleolus. He also spent one year at a laboratory in the University of California in Los Angeles, Calif, USA to solve the structure of a major RNA-protein complex. Presently, Bouvet's main research interests include the functional studies of the major nucleolar proteins, the function of these proteins outside the nucleolus, and the epigenetic mechanisms of the regulation of polymerase I transcription.
Biography Updated on 28 February 2011