Laurianne Simon obtained her PhD in Chemistry and Physico-chemistry at the Montpellier University in October 2020. Her multidisciplinary thesis project combines polymer synthesis, formulation, physico-chemistry, cell biology and in vivo and ex vivo experiment to develop nanoformulations for topical delivery of antioxidant to prevent skin aging and skin cancer. To further strengthen her knowledge in biology, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Charles Gerhardt Institute (ICGM) under the supervision of Dr Marie Morille. She developed modified nano-sized extracellular vesicles to create bio-inspired vectors and reach an intracellular delivery of antibody fragments to treat colorectal cancer. She is now an Assistant Professor at Montpellier University with teaching activities at Pharmacy Faculty and conducting her research at Institute Charles Gerhardt of Montpellier.
Driven by the ambition of supporting a constant innovation to develop and design the most appropriate drug treatment, she strongly believes in life-changing medicines. This state of mind started early during her formation with her experiences in pharmaceutical formulation at MERCK (Germany) and BEND RESEARCH division of LONZA (USA) and polymer science for tissue engineering CNRS/CERMAV. Always eager to learn from other cultures, she completed her chemical engineering degree as an exchange student at Oregon State University (USA) and highly encouraged other students to study abroad.
She decided to join the Early Career Scientist Committee of the CRS BeNeLux & France Local Chapter as she is always willing to help organizing events to communicate, share and meet members of the community as science works better with open mind. She also aimed at encouraging young women to pursuit scientific career. Therefore, she is also a member of Women in Science Montpellier.
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