Corinne Basquet is currently Research Director (DR2), INSERM U1037 Cancer Research Center of Toulouse (CRCT), Toulouse France and is co-Leader of the Team Protein synthesis & secretion in carcinogenesis.
In 1999, she had obtained her PhD from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA and also completed her post-docorate from there. In 2001, she was recruited as Research Scientist (Chargée de Recherches) at INSERM. In 2012, she was promoted to the rank of Research Director at INSERM.
Her fields of expertise are Somatostatin and somatostatin receptors, G Protein-coupled and Cytokine Receptor Signalings, Pancreatic cancer biology, Microenvironment, Neuroendocrine and Pituitary tumors, PI3K-mTOR signalling and Transgenic models of pancreatic cancer.
Her current research projects are to i) explore the role of the tumor microenvironment in the initiation/progression phases of pancreatic cancer using transgenic models, and primary cultures of human cancer-associated fibroblasts; ii) identify stroma-derived proteins by implementing challenging proteomic approaches; iii) investigate the tumor suppressive action of somatostatin and its receptors during pancreatic carcinogenesis, more specifically at the interface between pancreatic epithelial and stromal cells.
17 - 19 Feb 2016
European Society of Endocrinology