Mickaël Di Luoffo

Mickaël Di Luoffo

Mickaël comes from the city of green heart: St Etienne. After medical studies, he decided to use his curiosity in biological research. He did a bachelor’s in cell biology and physiology at University J. Monnet of St Etienne. Interested in Life Sciences, he moved to Toulouse to perform a master 1 in health biology at P. Sabatier University followed by a master 2 in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnologies at C. Bernard University (Lyon).

Moving to Toulouse was the first step in his aspirations as a traveling bird. In 2012, he decided to cross the Atlantic in order to expand his research field. He did his Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology at Laval University (Quebec, Canada) under the supervision of J.J. Tremblay. His research in biology of reproduction was focused on the impact of the transcription factor MEF2 (Myocyte Enhancer Factor 2) in steroidogenic functions in Leydig cells.

With strong training and skills in molecular and cellular biology, he decided to come back to Europe and started a post-doctoral Marie Curie fellowship in cancer biology at de Duve Institute, UCLouvain (Brussels, Belgium). His work was to study different models of liver cancers in an oncogene mutated context. One part of his project was interesting in the modeling of the pathway activation involved in hepatocarcinoma and a second part in the cholangiocarcinoma progression in K-RAS mutated/inflammation contexts. His interest in cancer research and K-RAS oncogene has grown during these 4 years.

With his previous international expertise, he is now back in Toulouse in order to continue his training in the team 17 of Julie Guillermet-Guibert at the CRCT, in close collaboration with LAAS-CNRS. At the frontier of physics and biology, he will study the impact of mechanical compressive stresses on pancreatic cancer progression and treatment in vivo.


Current members

Sanzhar Aitbay
PhD student
Team Guillermet-Guibert CRCT
LAAS-CNRS
Lucie Albert
Post-doc
LAAS-CNRS
Baptiste Alric
Post-doc
LAAS-CNRS
Céline Denais
Post-doc
LAAS-CNRS
Térence Desclaux
PhD student
MPB team IMFT
LAAS-CNRS
Mickaël Di Luoffo
Post-doc
Team Guillermet-Guibert CRCT
LAAS-CNRS
Julien Faccini
Research engineer
LAAS-CNRS
Hyojun Kim
PhD student
LAAS-CNRS
Claire Lac
PhD student
Team Bousquet CRCT
LAAS-CNRS
Laure Le Blanc
PhD student
Team Dumenil Institut Pasteur
LAAS-CNRS
Stéphanie Mateo
PhD student
LAAS-CNRS
Morgan Delarue
CNRS researcher
LAAS-CNRS

Alumni

G. Lemercier
Post doc

10/2018-06/2019

Engineer @ Cardiorenal

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P. Lefebvre
Post doc

09/2019-08/2020

Assistant prof. @ Univ. Lorraine 

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Z. Ben Meriem
Post doc

01/2019-06/2022

Engineer @ SmartCatch

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I. Rizzuti
PhD student

09/2018-12/2019

Safety associate @ PPD

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X. Zhao
M2 student

03/2019-09/2019

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M. Moré
M2 student

02/2019-07/2019

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J. Bos
M1 student

03/2020-09/2020

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S. Goimard
M2 student

03/2021-07/2021

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N. El Fassi
M2 student

02/2022-07/2022

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E. Gaich
M2 student

02/2022-07/2022

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