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Mollereau Lab Members



Principal Investigator


Pr. Bertrand Mollereau 

Head of the group – Professor ENS de Lyon
Tel: +33 (0)4 72 72 81 63 / Mail: click here


.Pr. Bertrand Mollereau is the head of the Apoptosis and Neurogenetics group at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of the Cell at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENSL). In 1997, Dr. Mollereau received his Ph.D. on Immunology from the University of Paris XI in the laboratory of Anna Senik.  He then conducted post-doctoral research with Dr. Claude Desplan in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at Rockefeller and New York Universities. In 2001, Dr. Mollereau was appointed Research Assistant Professor in the Strang Laboratory of Apoptosis and Cancer Biology under Dr. Hermann Steller at the Rockefeller University, USA. There, he obtained NIH grant support and headed a junior research group to study photoreceptor development and apoptosis in Drosophila.  Dr. Mollereau joined the faculty as professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in autumn 2006. In 2008, his group was awarded the ATIP (CNRS) and Fondation pour la Recherche Medical Equipe programmes.  His group is interested in understanding the mechanism of cell death and pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases using Drosophila and mouse models.



Senior Researcher




Ludivine Walter Ph.D
Assitant Professor – Maître de Conférence UCBL

Tel: +33 (0)4 72 72 85 74 / Mail: click here



Ludivine Walter is an Assistant Professor at Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University. She received her Ph. D in Physiology, Nutrition and Physiopathology from Paris VII University under the mentorship of Pr Eric Fontaine. Immediately following her Ph. D, she completed a post doctoral training in Pr. Gyorgy Hajnoczky's lab at the Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, USA. Subsequently, she started using model organism in Pr Sylvia Lee's lab at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, where she was awarded a United Mitochondrial Disease Fellowship to work on mitochondria in aging processes in the nematode C. elegans. An ERG Marie Curie fellowship allowed to pursue her research in Hugo Aguilaniu's lab. She joined Bertrand Mollereau's lab in 2016 to study the role of the mitochondria in cell death and physiopathology. She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in molecular biology and genetics.


Research Engineer


Florence Jollivet
Research engineer –  C.N.R.S

Tel: +33 (0)4 72 72 89 29





Ph.D Students


Marion Celle
Ph.D Student University of Lyon 1
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Sahra Aniorte
Ph.D Student ENS Lyon
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Sahra is a PhD student who joined the lab in 2022. During her pharmacy studies in Toulouse, she focused on research, undertaking internships in which she participated in the optimisation of a bacterial genotyping technique (Guet-Revillet team, Toulouse University Hospital), studying the DNM2 gene in congenital myopathies (Laporte team, IGBMC Strasbourg), and characterising a fusion transcript expressed in endometrial sarcomas (Tirode team, CRCL). After graduating from the Genetics and Epigenetics Master 2 at Sorbonne University, Sahra is now studying BPAN disease, a rare neurodegenerative disorder associated to WDR45 mutations, and its impact on neurobiology and neuronal network in a drosophila melanogaster model.




Yingquan Shan
Ph.D Student ENS Lyon/ECNU
Phone: +33 (0)4 72 72 89 29 / Mail:  click here




Post docs


Raouf Issa
Post doc, Skłodowska-Curie Actions fellowship
Tel: +33 (0)4 72 72 81 63 / Mail:  click here


Anissa Souidi
Post doc, Fondation de France
Tel: +33 (0)4 72 72 89 29 / Mail:  click here