Bénédicte Delaval

2013 Laureate

Current position

Group leader, Research Scientist (CR1)

Host institution

Centre de Recherche en Biochimie Macromoléculaire, Montpellier, France CNRS, France

Centrosomes, cilia and pathologies


Bénédicte Delaval is interested in understanding the cellular mechanisms controlling cell division and how the disruption of these cellular processes influences the initiation and progression of pathologies such as cystic kidney disease and cancer. More precisely, she and her group are combining cell biology and biochemical approaches in cultured cells with an in vivo model organism, zebrafish, to understand the role of centrosome and cilia proteins under normal and pathological conditions.

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• 2005 Ph. D. in Biology / Immunology, Marseille Cancer Institute, France, Daniel Birnbaum’s lab

• 2005-2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate, UMASS Medical School, Worcester MA, USA, Stephen Doxsey’s lab

• 2012 appointed Group leader at the CRBM, Montpellier, France


• Young Researcher Award, from the French Society for Cell Biology, 2011