Joël R. Drevet

Université Blaise Pascal, France

Joël R. Drevet was born in Bayonne, France, in 1960. He received his Ph.D. degree in cell biology/genetics & immunology from the Université Claude Bernard (Lyon, France) in 1989. Then, from 1990 to 1991 and from 1992 to 1993, Drevet spent four years at the Health Science Centre, the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) as a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Research Associate, respectively. In September 1993, Drevet was hired as an Assistant Professor at the Université Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand, France). In 1998, he moved up to a Professor position and started his own research group in the field of mammalian reproductive biology. Drevet's research focus is on the posttesticular steps of spermatozoa maturation during their descent and storage in the epididymal duct. The team is particularly interested in the aspects of oxidative stress and its impact on spermatozoa fertilizing ability, epididymis cholesterol homeostasis, and its impact on spermatozoa and male fertility, inflammation, & immune tolerance in the epididymal duct. Since 1998, Drevet's lab is associated to the French National Institute for Scientific Research (CNRS). Drevet has been an elected member of the CNRS National Committee from 2001 to 2004 and the scientific secretary of this same committee from 2005 to 2008 in section 26 (developmental biology, reproduction, aging). Drevet is a member of the board of the French Andrology Society and is an Associate Editor of the French periodic Andrologie.

Biography Updated on 8 February 2011

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