Philippe Connes obtained the Ph.D. degree in exercise physiology from the University of Montpellier, France, in 2003, focusing on the physiological and hematological effects of recombinant human erythropoietin in athletes, and on exercise hemorheological responses in hypoxemic athletes. From 2003 to 2004, Connes has been an Associate Lecturer in Lyon, France, where Connes started investigating cardiopulmonary, lactic, inflammatory, and hemorheological responses in exercising people with silent hemoglobinopathies (sickle cell trait, alpha thalassemia trait). In 2004, Connes joined the Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of the French West Indies in Guadeloupe, and the Department of Physiology of the Laboratory ACTES as a Senior Lecturer, where Connes is responsible for immune hemorheological works in sickle cell trait (i.e., the heterozygous form of sickle cell anemia). In 2008, Connes has been recruited by the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research, where Connes worked on the biological risk factors of painful vasoocclusive crisis and chronic complications in sickle cell disease. Connes also collaborates to research works on the physiological and hemorheological effects of hypoxia in animals and humans. Connes is a Member of the board of several professional organizations, including the International Society for Clinical Hemorheology and the European Society of Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation. Connes has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters.
Biography Updated on 15 July 2012