Background Career Information:
Eric Chevet is Research Director at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM). After a Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of Paris XI – Orsay in 1996 on the study of tyrosine kinase signaling in the brain and a post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University (Canada) from 1997 to 2001 on protein quality control mechanisms in the Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER), Eric got an assistant professor position at McGill University and established his lab to work on ER stress signaling.
He came back to France in 2006 as a Marie Curie Fellow with an INSERM position and headed an AVENIR team for the next 5 years. At this time his projects recentered on the understanding of ER stress signaling in cancer.
Since March 2015, he is part of the OSS lab at the Comprehensive Cancer Centre Eugène Marquis, University of Rennes 1 in Rennes, where he is investigating IRE1 signals in primary brain cancers using both translational and transdisciplinary approaches.