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Curriculum Vitae


1988 Doctorate of Pharmaceutical Science (Pharm.D) Univ. of Reims

1993 Diplôma of Clinical Biology, (Clinical Pharm.D) Univ. of Lyon, 4 years of Hospital Residency in Clinical Biology (Lyon)

1994 Doctorate in Biology (Ph.D) Univ. Lyon

2002 Habilitation (HDR)


1986-88 : Hospital Resident in Clinical Biology (Lyon, France)

1988-90 : Research Assistant at the Connective Tissue Research Laboratory, Shriners Hospital For Crippled Children. Portland (Orégon,USA)

1990-92 : Hospital Resident in Clinical Biology (Lyon, France)

1992-94 : Assistant Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

1994 : Research Associate at the Cutaneous Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School. Boston (MA, USA)

1995 - present Independant Investigator CNRS – Group leader, Institut de Biologie et Chimie des Protéines (CNRS-UMR 5305, Lyon)


Publications : 79 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 11 invited reviews and 7 patents

Communications : 50 invited seminars et 24 invitations in international meetings

Honors : 17 prizes laureate

Teaching experience : 15 hours courses/year for Undergraduate students and Master degree in the field of cutaneous biology, wound repair, tissue engineering

Peer-Review Research Evaluation: regular referee for >20 international journals and institutions including DEBRA, JID, WRR…

Grants : 55 grants and fellowships in the last 20 years in the field of skin repair and cancer research, and numerous national and internal collaborations, including partnerships with industrial partners

Experience in management : group leader, supervisor of numerous Ph.D students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers and technicians

Professional Societies : President of SFBMEc (French Society for Matrix Biology)

Member of the International Society for Matrix Biology

Member of the French Society for Dermatological Research

Member of the French Society for Cell Biology

Member of European Tissue Repair Society



Patricia Rousselle is research director at CNRS in France where she leads a lab in the Tissue Biology and Therapeutic Engineering Department of the Institute of Protein Biology and Chemistry in Lyon. This department is one of the major centres in France specialising in the extracellular matrix and tissue repair field of research. Developing both biochemical and cell biology approaches, her group is interested in analysing the behaviour of keratinocytes during the reepithelialisation phase of wound repair and their interaction with extracellular matrix components. Besides, she develops translational research through collaborations with clinicians of the Lyon Burn Centre and industrial partners. Patricia is the president of the French Extracellular matrix Society and is the coordinator of a French network working on skin and mucous membranes repair and regeneration.

Patricia obtained a doctorate in Pharmacy in 1988 and pursued a four-year residency in clinical biology at Lyon Hospitals, where she also gained an MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 1990. Being interested in adhesion mechanisms of the epidermis, she started a PhD program with Prof Bob Burgeson at the Shriners Hospital For Crippled Children in Portland, USA, where she discovered the important dermal epidermal junction protein laminin 332. She thereafter joined the Cutaneous Biology Research Center in Boston, USA, to work on basement membrane biology, before she joined CNRS to set up her own group. Patricia Rousselle has published more than 80 articles on laminin and extracellular matrix in internationally renowned journals. Dr. Rousselle's special research interests include the role of basement membrane components and cell receptors such as syndecans in epidermal homeostasis and repair. She has supervised several Ph.D students and post-docs.

Being part of the ETRS board would be reciprocal beneficial for the ETRS members and the French community working on skin repair and would favour fluent information exchanges, support opportunities of joint meetings and encourage international collaborations. With my knowledge and experience in the extracellular matrix field, I could value this important facet of wound repair mechanisms. I would like to serve on the Board of ETRS, as this society strikes a balance between clinicians and researchers, is multidisciplinary, and can federate Societies in different countries through its annual international meetings. Through my experience I would particularly like to help to promote ETRS, especially by actively contributing to meeting organization, disseminating and potential training activities.

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