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Bénédicte Chazaud

PI – Director of research – Team leader

X/twitter: @BenChazaud
Education: PhD in Cell Biology
Bench revolution: Macrophages that switch color depending on their inflammatory status
Muscle homeostasis maintenance: With beer… and a bit of skiing and hiking!
Favorite saying: N’importe quoi ! (Nonsense!)

Julien Gondin

PI – Director of research – Group leader

X/twitter: @GondINMG
Education: PhD in Physiology
Position: PI – Researcher – Group leader
Bench revolution: An electrical stimulator eliciting strong, non-fatiguing and painless muscle contractions
Muscle homeostasis maintenance: Running and drinking wine from Burgundy (Of course!)
Favorite saying: T’es sûr? (Are you sure?)

Nazanine Modjtahedi

PI – Director of research

Bench revolution:
Muscle homeostasis maintenance:
Favorite saying:

Gaëtan Juban


Education: PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Project: The resolution of Inflammation in regenerating muscle
Bench revolution: Single cell Transcription Factor ChIP-Sequencing
Muscle homeostasis maintenance: Watching sport on TV
Favorite saying: C’est pas mal (That’s not too bad)

Stéphanie Gobert

Associate Professor

PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Intracellular signaling in muscle fibroadipogenic precursors
Bench revolution:
Teleportation between the university and the lab
Muscle homeostasis maintenance:
Running to go drinking with friends
Favorite saying:
C’est pas grave… (That’s all right…)

Antonio Moretta


MSc in Chemical Sciences; PhD in Applied Biology
Functions of the extracellular matrix in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Bench revolution:
A tag revealing the main function of proteins
Muscle homeostasis maintenance:
Cooking and eating food without checking the kcal/mol
Favorite saying:
Mamma mia! (Oh my God)

Whilhelm Bouchereau


PhD in Molecular and cellular biology
Epigenetic regulation of Muscle stem cells in inflammatory myopathies
Bench revolution:
A CUT&RUN protocol that works on human muscle
Muscle homeostasis maintenance:
Running, climbing, biking, bird-watching and drinking beers
Favorite saying:
Damn it!

Charline Jomard

PhD student

MSc school of biological engineering
Sex influence on the muscle regeneration process after injury
Bench revolution:
Automatic ovarian cycle detector
Muscle homeostasis maintenance:
A complex balance between good sport routine and total laziness watching Netflix
Favorite saying:
No problem, only solutions!

Jules Guillemaud

PhD student

MSc in molecular biology, tissue biology and imaging
Roles of resident macrophages during muscle regeneration and hypertrophy
Bench revolution:
An universal resident macrophage marker
Muscle homeostasis maintenance:
Skiing with friends
Favorite saying:
Ah d’accord (Ah okay)

Michele Weiss-Gayet


PhD in Biology
Bench revolution:
Cells that exhibit directly their phenotype avoiding cell sorting
Muscle homeostasis maintenance:
With friends and beer….
Favorite saying:
C’est sûr ! (For sure!)

Aurélie Fessard

Engineer assistant

Education: BSc in Biology and Biotechnology
Bench revolution: A robot that genotypes by itself
Muscle homeostasis maintenance: Visiting new places with friends… and good drinks and food
Favorite saying: Pas de problème (no problem)

Natacha Boyer

Engineer assistant

Education: MS in Cancer Biology 
Bench revolution: Automatic counting for immunostaining analysis
Muscle homeostasis maintenance: Horse-riding and drinking beers with friends
Favorite saying: Tout va bien se passer ! (Everything gonna be allright!)

Yseult Cardona

Engineer assistant


Bench revolution:

Muscle homeostasis maintenance:

Favorite saying:


Researchers & Post-doc

Rémi Mounier (2010-2020),
Director of Research at CNRS, now team leader at Institut NeuroMyoGène (from 2021)

Guy Mouchiroud (2014-2020),
Director of Research at Inserm, now retired

Anita Kneppers (2018-2020),
Post-doctoral researcher (PI: R Mounier), then post-doctoral researcher in Rémi Mounier team

Isabelle Desguerre (2009-2014),
Professor at Paris Descartes University and Necker Hospital (Paris, France)

Houda Yacoub-Youssef (2008-2010),
Post-doctoral researcher (PI: B Chazaud), then senior scientist at Pasteur Institute (Tunis, Tunisia)

PhD students

Dieu-Huong Hoang
“Characterization of vascular features in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy” (2018-2023, PI: B Chazaud), then post-doc in A. Pyle lab (UCLA, USA)

Clara Bernard
“Skeletal muscle resident macrophages during regeneration after exercise-iunduced muscle damage” (2019-2023, PIs: J Gondin & B Chazaud)

Aliki Zavoriti
“Muscle stem cell environment in cancer-induced cachexia” (2019-2022, PI: J Gondin), then post-doc at Edouard Herriot Hospital (Lyon)

Xhorxhiana (Georgiana) Panci
“Fibroadipogenic precursors in normal and dsytrophic regenerating muscles” (2019-2022, PI: B Chazaud), then associate clinical manager at Medpace (Lyon)

Hà My Lý
“Role of AMPK-related kinases in myogenesis” (2019-2020, PI: R Mounier), then PhD student in Rémi Mounier team (Institut NeuroMyoGène, Lyon)

Jimmy Massenet
“Harnessing epigenetics to improve Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy satellite cell function” (2016-2020, PIs: Jeff Dilworth, OHRI and University of Ottawa & B Chazaud), then post-doc in P.L. Puri lab (San Diego, USA)

Laure Gallay
“Myogenic precursor cell impairment in dermatomyositis and other myositis” (2017-2020), then clinician at Hospices Civils de Lyon and Université Claude Bernard de Lyon

Thibaut Desgeorges
“Crosstalk of Glucocorticoid Receptor and AMP-activated protein kinase in macrophages during skeletal muscle regeneration” (2015-2019, PIs: R Mounier & B Chazaud), then post-doc in K. De Bock lab (Zurich, Switzerland)

Jessica Bouviere
“Roles of selenoprotein P and glutathion peroxidase 3 in macrophage phenotype during skeletal muscle regeneration” (2016-2019, PI: R Mounier), then post-doc in I. Lossos lab (Miami, USA)

Aurélie Trignol
“Role of RGTA in skeletal muscle regeneration” (2015-2019, PIs: Sébastien Banzet, Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées & B Chazaud), then researcher at Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées

Linda Gsaier
“Role of cell-autonomous regulation of metabolism on muscle stem cell fate and skeletal muscle homeostasis” (2015-2018, PI: R Mounier)

Emmeran Le Moal
“Oxidative stress and muscle regeneration” (2013-2016) (PIs: R Mounier & B Chazaud), then post-doc in F. Bentzinger lab (Sherbrooke, Canada)

Claire Latroche
“Interactions between satellite cells and endothelial cells in skeletal muscle” (2011-2015, PIs: F Chrétien, Institut Pasteur & B Chazaud), then post-doc in L. Naldini lab (Milan, Italy)

Marine Théret
“Role of AMPK in skeletal muscle homeostasis” (2011-2015, PI: R Mounier), then post-doc in F. Rossi lab (Vancouver, Canada)

Cyril Gitiaux
“Vascular remodeling during myopathies in the child” (2013-2015, PI: B Chazaud), then Associate Professor at Paris Descartes University and Necker Hospital (Paris, France)

Marielle Saclier
“Role of macrophages in skeletal muscle regeneration” (2011-2014, PI: B Chazaud), then post-doc in G. Messina lab (Milan, Italy)

Rana Abou-Khalil
“Interactions between satellite cells and vascular cells within the skeletal muscle : implications for myogenesis and self-renewal” (2005-2009, PI: B Chazaud), then post-doc in A. Brack lab (Boston, USA)

Ludovic Arnold
“Role of macrophages during skeletal muscle regeneration” (2004-2007, PI: B Chazaud), then post-doc at Pasteur Institute (Paris, France)

Technical staff

Sarbina Ben Larbi
Research Technician (2015-2020), then Assistant Engineer in R. Mounier lab (Institut NeuroMyoGène, Lyon)

Peggy Del Carmine
Engineer (2017-2020), then Engineer at Institut NeuroMyoGène (Lyon, France)

Eugénie Moulin
Assistant Engineer (2018-2019), then Research Technician at Cypath (Lyon, France)

Sylvain Cuvellier
Research Technician (2011-2014), then Research Technician at Institut Cochin (Paris, France)

Mélanie Magnan
Assistant Engineer (2010-2013), then Assistant Engineer at UMR 1137 (Paris, France)


  • Solène Daumas (Master 2) (2024)
  • Eurydice Lamirault (Master 2) (2024)
  • Damien Tasse (Master 2) (2024)
  • Andrés Matamoros (Master 1) (2024)
  • Marie Theuillon (Master 1) (2024)
  • Mathilde Pereira-Gobaut (BTEC) (2024)
  • Anaïs Perrey (BSc) (2024)
  • Elsa Briault (BSc) (2024)
  • Gilles Bompart (BTEC) (2024)
  • Jade Maréchal (BSc) (2024)
  • Jules Guillemaud (Master 2) (2023)
  • Orane Mercier (Master 2) (2023)
  • Anaïs Corneloup (Master 1) (2023)
  • Tayra Tasciogullarindan (Master 1) (2023)
  • Natacha Boyer (Master 1 and 2) (2022)
  • Maëva Roullat (Master 1) (2002)
  • Julio Viñuales (BSc) (2022)
  • Eulalie Nicolas (BTEC) (2022)
  • Enora Kerhervé (BTEC) (2021)
  • Ambre Maillard (BTEC) (2021)
  • Lou Maitrejean (BTEC) (2021)
  • Cloé Paret (Master 1) (2021)
  • Alexane Nohales (BTEC) (2021)
  • Adèle Kalfon (BSc) (2021)
  • Tiffany Nosree (Medical School) (2021)
  • Anthony Facchin (BSc) (2021)
  • Elina Coquery (BTEC) (2020)
  • Kenza Rehouma (BTEC) (2020)
  • Léa Bedja–Iacona (Master 1) (2020)
  • Cécile Fermon (Master 2) (2019)
  • Hà My Lý (Master 1) (2019)
  • Louise Fairey (Master ) (2019)
  • Louis Valensi (BTEC) (2019)
  • Cloé Paret (BTEC) (2019)
  • Charlène Bellet (BTEC) (2019)
  • Olivia Garnier (Master 1) (2019)
  • Emilie Charles (Master 1) (2019)
  • Ines Chaabani (Master 1) (2019)
  • Nina Margot (Master 2) (2018)
  • Tess Valin (Master 2) (2018)
  • Anatole Guillon (BTEC) (2018)
  • Roxane Cuzin (BSc) (2018)
  • Sophie Liot (Master 2) (2015, 2017)
  • Mathilde Lapoix (Master 1) (2017)
  • Alix Kemmel (Engineer student) (2017)
  • Clémence Baure (BTEC) (2017)
  • Marie Robert (Master 2) (2016)
  • Camille Boisson (Master 1 and 2) (2016-2017)
  • Tifany Bouchet (BTEC) (2016)
  • Hugo Jarrin (Master 1) (2016)
  • Linda Gsaier (Master 2) (2015)
  • Thibaut Desgeorges (Master 2) (2015)
  • Abdus Anwar (BSc) (2015)
  • Elsy Ondo-Minkue (Master 2) (2014)
  • Niranjani Mahendran (Master 2) (2014)
  • Christelle Tamisier (Master 1) (2014)
  • Matthieu Chambouvet (BTEC) (2014)
  • Amel Kernou (Master 2) (2013)
  • Sabrina Mohamed (Master 2) (2013)
  • Marion Levi (Master 1) (2013)
  • Diaminatou Touré (Master 1) (2013)
  • Hamida Ardjoune (Master 2 and Assistant Engineer) (2012-2013)
  • Adrien Foucal (Engineer) (2012)
  • Gauthier Sobczak (Engineer student) (2012)
  • Paul Bardot (BSc) (2012)
  • Miliça Denic (BTEC) (2012)
  • Xan Errecart (Engineer student) (2011)
  • Valentin Leducq (Master 1) (2010)
  • Diane Paul (Master 1) (2010)
  • Estelle Bastien (BTEC) (2009, 2010)

Scientific visitors

  • Riccardo Gamberale, PhD student (Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca) (2023)
  • Cristina Rodriguez, PhD student (IGB-CNR Institute of Genetics and Biophysics, Naples) (2020-23)
  • Carolina Cane, PhD student (University of Naples “Federico II”) (2023)
  • Pawandeep Singh, PhD student (MSCA fellow in ITN RENOIR) (2020-23)
  • Xu Cheng, Associate Professor at Sichuan University (2022)
  • Masoud Rahmati, Associate Professor at Lorestan University, Iran (2020)
  • Joseph Touma, PhD student, Université Paris-Est (2019-2020)
  • Casper Sødenbroe, PhD student at Copenhagen University, Denmark (2020)
  • Jyoti Jaiswal, Professor at University of Washington, USA (2019)
  • Federica Venezia, MSc student at University of Modena, Italy (2019)
  • Nicolo Baranzini, PhD student at University of Insubria, Italy (2019)
  • Giorgio Caratti, Post-doc researcher at Ulm University, Germany (2019)
  • Fatima Zohra Nourreddine, Associate Professor at M’hamed Bougara Boumerdes University and Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene University, Algeria (2018)
  • Trirupa Chakraborty, BSc/MSc student at Indian Institute of Science, Education and research, Mohali, India (2018)
  • André Minari, PhD student at Federal University of São Paulo, Brasil (2017)
  • Tamas Varga, Post-doc researcher at Debrecen University, Hungary (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Abigail MacKey, Associate Professor at Copenhagen University, Denmark (2012)
  • Katarina Pegan, PhD student at Ljubljana University, Slovenia (2009)