Michel DE WAARD  PhD, Research Director, Inserm

M. De Waard is an expert on ion channels and in pharmacology. He obtained a PhD on the electrophysiological analysis of calcium currents from cerebellar granule cells (1991, University
Aix-Marseille II, FR) followed by a four-year Postdoctoral internship on calcium channel biochemistry, functional reconstitution and recombinant expression (1992-1996, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Dpt. of Physiology, University of Iowa, USA).
Previously, laboratory director during 5 years at the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique and team leader during 9 years at the Neuroscience Institute in Grenoble, he joined l’institut du thorax in 2016.
He has authored or co-authored more than 230 articles in peer-reviewed journals (h index = 44). He is a recipient of several Regional and State grants and Foundations.
He received Servier Young Investigator Award (1995), winner of the OSEO emergence prize for launching the biotech company Smartox, laureate of the most innovative company for the Rotary Club and the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Grenoble.