Stéphane Mandard was born in Châteauroux, France, in 1973. After finishing secondary school, he studied biochemistry for four years before starting in 1997 his university training at the Institute of Biology of Lille, France where he received his M.S. degree. At this occasion, he explored research within the team of Dr. Dominique Stéhelin, digging into the role of the protooncogene c-cbl into thymic apoptosis in mice. In 1998, after gathering some strong interests in the field of nuclear hormone receptors, he joined the laboratory of Pr Walter Wahli and Pr Béatrice Desvergne, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he started his Ph.D. project. As part of this study, he worked at deciphering the roles of the nuclear hormone receptors PPAR-alpha and PPAR-beta in energy metabolism. Having received the Ph.D. degree diploma, he moved to the Netherlands to work in the team of Pr. Sander Kersten in the Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands. The postdoc project with the title "Determination of the function of the fasting-induced adipose factor FIAF/Angplt4, a direct PPAR target gene" was funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Upon returning to France in September 2005 (laboratory of Pr. Norbert Latruffe), Stéphane works as an Associate Professor at the University of Burgundy, Dijon, France. His current research focuses on elucidating the role of the peroxisomal 3-ketoacylCoA thiolase B gene in mice, a direct PPAR target gene. From 2012 onwards, he develops a novel line of research in the team of Dr. Laurent Lagrost at the INSERM Research Center UMR866, Dijon, France (Lipid Nutrition Cancer; http://inserm-u866.u-bourgogne.fr/indexe.html).
Biography Updated on 13 September 2012