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Élie Besserer-Offroy - Étudiant Ph.D (labos Leduc/Sarret)

Élie earned a diploma in biochemistry, cell biology and physiology from Université de Franche-Comté (Besançon, France) in 2009; in 2010 he obtained his Bachelor in medical sciences (BMSc, Medical Biochemistry) from Université Claude Bernard – Lyon I (Villeurbanne, France). After eight months of internship at the Institute for Biology and Chemistry of Proteins (Lyon, France) where he studied the interaction between ABCG2 and the Human serum albumin in drug resistance, Élie decided to join the laboratory of Prof. R. Leduc (Dept. of Pharmacology) and Prof. P. Sarret (Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics) for his MSc in pharmacology in October 2010. He worked on the development of a BRET-Based assay for high throughput screening in collaboration with Tranzyme Pharma and Prof. M. Bouvier (U. Montréal). In 2012 Élie started his PhD in pharmacology (direct transition MSc-PhD) working on the signalization of Neurotensin and Apelin receptors with the aim to discover new therapeutics for pain management.

Élie his a collaborator of Prof. Marsault’s Laboratory, he works with Alexandre Murza and Marc Sousbie to test their molecules in cellular signalization assays.

Out of the laboratory, Élie is involved in the life of the Sherbrooke Institute of Pharmacology (IPS) as Vice-President of the association of the graduate student of the IPS and Chair of the organizing committee of Journée Phare 2013, a province-wide symposium of pharmacology.