Gervaise LOIRAND  PhD, Research Director, Inserm

G. Loirand is a vascular biologist who has developed an internationally recognized expertise on vascular smooth muscle cells.
After a PhD (1988, University of Bordeaux, FR) and a postdoctoral stay at the Institute of Molecular Pharmacology (1995–1998; University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, FR), she joined the laboratory in 1999.
She made a major contribution to the discovery of the role of Rho protein signaling in the pathogenesis of vascular diseases.
She has authored more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her research projects are mainly funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (Foundation for Medical Research), Fondation de France, and Horizon 2020 research grants.
She was awarded the Jean-Paul Binet Prize from the Foundation for Medical Research in 2012. She chaired the Inserm Scientific committee “Physiology and Physiopathology of Cardiac, Vascular, Pulmonary, Renal and Muscular Systems” from 2012 to 2016.