Muriel Priault was born in France in 1974. She received the Ph.D. degree from the Université Victor Ségalen de Bordeaux 2, France, in 2001. She became a Research Fellow in JC Martinou's team at Département de Biologie Cellulaire at the University of Geneva from 2002 to 2003, where she led a pioneering work on the degradation of mitochondria by mitophagy. She then worked as an INSERM Research Fellow in François Vallette's laboratory in Nantes, France, from 2003 to 2006, where she studied the crosstalks between apoptosis and autophagy. In 2007, she was recruited as a Full-Time Researcher by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and she joined the Institut de Biochimie et Génétique Cellulaires of Bordeaux, France, where she presently works. Her scientific interests are for death and survival programs in eukaryotic cells, with special emphasis on apoptosis and autophagy and how they contribute to cancer progression.
Biography Updated on 14 August 2011