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Pierre Savatier

Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute, Lyon

Pierre Savatier obtained his PhD in biology at the University of Lyon. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University in the late 80’s, working on mouse early embryo development and pluripotent stem cells. Then he joined the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon to start his own team, working on cell cycle regulation both in mouse embryonic stem cells and neural precursors of the developing cortex. In 2004, he joined the National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in Lyon, and participated in the creation of the Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute (, where he now heads the team “Pluripotent stem cells in mammals”. His current research interests include the regulation of pluripotency in the early embryo of rabbits, macaque monkey and human, and the generation of somatic and germline chimeras in rabbits and non-human primates with engineered embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells. His team is a member of LabEx DEVweCAN, LabEx CORTEX and LabEx REVIVE.

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