Marie-Pierre Rols was born in Decazeville, France, in 1962. She received the Ph.D. degree and the Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches degree from the Université Paul Sabatier de Toulouse, France, in 1989 and 1995, respectively. Since 1990, Rols has had a permanent position at the CNRS. Presently, she is the Director of Research and a Group Leader at the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology of the CNRS in Toulouse. Her research focuses on the study of the effect of electric field on cells and tissues, mainly on the phenomena of membrane permeabilization and transfer of molecules (cytotoxic drugs, nucleic acids). She is the author of more than 80 publications and 45 oral communications to national and international congresses. Rols was the recipient of the Galvani Prize award in 1993 (Bio Electrochemical Society) and corecipient of the Innovation Prize award in 2005 (Région Midi-Pyrénées). She is Vice Secretary of the French GTRV Society and reviewer of American, European (FP6 and 7), and French scientific programs.
Biography Updated on 2 October 2011