Isabelle Richard

Généthon

Isabelle Richard

Since her PhD studies in 1991, Isabelle has been working on Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies: identification of the genes and study of their protein functions to identify pharmacological solutions, development of animal models and investigation of gene transfer by gene therapy.

Isabelle is now the head of a group of 15 researchers / technicians. 

Her group leads Workpackage 3 which as group coordinator should integrate the efforts of the different partner groups. The common objective is the identification of a list of the most likely candidate genes for not-yet identified forms of each of the three different groups of diseases: CMT, CMD and LGMD. Specifically, the group is focused on the selection of a set of candidate genes for LGMD. The defined lists of candidate genes for the three groups of pathologies will be collected by our group to procede to NMD-chip design, technical validation and data analysis. Independent chips will be designed for each group of pathologies.