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Lucie Pellissier

Lucie Pellissier

Family name, First name : Pellissier, Lucie

Researcher unique identifiers :, ResearcherID : L-8239-2014

Date of birth : 05.10.1982, divorced, one son and one daughter Nationality : French

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2019 HDR, qualification for PhD supervision University of Tours, France

2009 PhD, University of Montpellier, France

2005 Master, University of Montpellier, France

2002 License/DEUG, University of Orsay, France


Since 2018 Key question 1 co-leader of the Laboratory of Excellence (Labex) MabImprove, Tours

2017 Tenured CNRS researcher (CRCN)

2015 – 2017 Postdoctoral fellow (Marie Curie Agreenskills Incoming fellowship) at Physiology of Reproduction and Behaviour Unit (PRC), Tours, France

2014 – 2009 Postdoctoral fellow at the Amsterdam Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2009 – 2014 Postdoctoral fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Royal Academy for Science and arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2005 – 2009 PhD student (Assistant professor, MNRT and Erasmus fellowship) at the Institute of functional genomics (IGF), Montpellier, The Netherlands


Since 2018 Lecturer in UE Therapeutic antibodies, University of Tours, France

2016 Organizer of the 4th workshop for GDR3545 young researcher and Organizing committee member of the 5th GDR3545 annual meeting, Tours, France

Since 2015 Member of the GDR3545 young researcher Committee

2008 Organizing committee member, CBS2 PhD association annual day in Montpellier, France

Since 2005 Supervision of over 15 technician, engineers, graduate students, and postdoc


Author on 24 articles (10 as first author and 2 as 2nd author) in multidisciplinary fields (molecular and cellular biology, neuroscience, genetic and chemistry), 1 book chapter and 1 international patent.

Selected Publications

Frantz MC*, Pellissier LP*, Pflimlin E, Loison S, Gandía J, Marsol C, Durroux T, Mouillac B, Becker JAJ, Le Merrer J, Valencia C, Villa P, Bonnet D, Hibert M. LIT-001, the First Nonpeptide Oxytocin Receptor Agonist that Improves Social Interaction in a Mouse Model of Autism. J Med Chem. 2018 Sep 24. doi : 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.8b00697.

Pujol CN*, Pellissier LP*, Clément C, Becker JAJ, Le Merrer J. Back-translating behavioral intervention for autism spectrum disorders to mice with blunted reward restores social abilities. Transl Psychiatry. 2018 Sep 21 ;8(1):197.

Pellissier LP, Quinn PM, Alves CH, Vos RM, Klooster J, Flannery JG, Heimer JA, Wijnholds J. Gene Therapy into Photoreceptors and Müller Cells Restores Retinal Structure and Function in CRB1 Retinitis Pigmentosa Mouse Models. Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Jul 15 ;23(14):3759-71.

Pellissier LP, Lundvig DMS, Tanimoto N, Klooster J, Vos RM, Richard F, Sothilingam V, Garcia Garrido M, Le Bivic A, Seeliger MW, Wijnholds J. CRB2 acts as a modifying factor of CRB1-related retinal dystrophies in mice. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Jul 15 ;23(14):3759-71.

Pellissier LP, Alves CH, Quinn PM, Vos RM, Tanimoto N, Lundvig DM, Dudok JJ, Hooibrink B, Richard F, Beck SC, Huber G, Sothilingam V, Garcia Garrido M, Le Bivic A, Seeliger MW, Wijnholds J. Targeted ablation of crb1 and crb2 in retinal progenitor cells mimics leber congenital amaurosis. PLoS Genet. 2013 Dec ;9(12):e1003976.


Wijnholds J, Pellissier LPF “Recombinant AAV-Crumbs homologue composition and methods for treating LCA-8 and progressive RP” (Patent App. No : PCT/NL2014/050549, JP2016530253A, CA2919995A1, CN105980569A, EP3030665A1, US20160194374A1, WO2015020522A1) Citations 7

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