Sophie Jarriault

Sophie Jarriault

Current position

Group leader, CNRS research director (DR2)

Host institution

Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC), Strasbourg, France CNRS, France

Sophie Jarriault ©  2014

Cellular plasticity and direct reprogramming in C. elegans


Sophie Jarriault is interested in the process by which a specialized cell, with a well established identity, can in some circumstances erase it and adopt a different fate. She studies why it happens to some cells and not their neighbors, and how the process is initiated and regulated. This basic research has implications for our ability to therapeutically manipulate cell fate (regenerative medicine and cancer).

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• Ph. D. in Molecular Biology, Pasteur Institute, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France, Alain Israël's lab

• Post-doctoral fellow, Columbia University, New York, USA, Iva Greenwald's lab


• ERC CoG grant, 2015

• Nominated member of AcademiaNet (by EMBO), 2013

• Prize of the French Academy of Science (Fondation Générale de la Santé), 2012

• EMBO YIP (Young Investigator Program) Award, 2011

• EuroSyStem Young Investigator Award, 2010

• 2008 Scientific Award, Fondation pour la Recherche Alsace