Dr. Isabelle Texier, graduated in Physical Sciences/Chemistry from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France) in 1996 (“Agrégée” de Chimie). She obtained her Ph. D. in photo-chemistry in 1999 from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France), on the study of photo-catalytic processes using polyoxometallates, from the first photo-reactions occurring at the sub-picoseconds time-scale, to pesticide solar photo-degradation applications. After one-year post-doctoral position at the Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon (Portugal) on the photo-physical and photo-chemical properties of functionalized fullerenes, she joined CEA-LETI (Grenoble, France) in 2001. After being involved in fluorescence detection and DNA manipulation on lab-on-a-chip devices, she is since July 2004 the project manager for the development of nanoparticles dedicated to in vivo applications (molecular imaging, drug delivery). Her present expertise lies in the design of stealth and targeted nanocarriers (lipid nanocarriers, quantum dots), their physico-chemical properties, their interactions with living systems. Her group closely collaborates with different teams involved in preclinical studies, especially for fluorescence imaging applications. Dr. I. Texier received the Ph. D. award from the physical-chemistry division of the French Chemical Society in 2000. She has obtained her Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in June 2010.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012