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Francine Behar-Cohen

Professor in ophthalmology at Cochin Hospital AP-HP Paris and team leader “physiolopathology of ocular diseases: therapeutic innivations” at the Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Paris

Francine Behar-Cohen is a full professor of ophthalmology at the University of Paris and the Cochin AP-HP hospital in Paris, a position she has held since 2006. Prior to this, she was an Inserm researcher from 2001 to 2006. She also served as the Medical and Scientific Director of the Jules-Gonin Eye Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 2013 to 2017, where she established a translational research program.

At the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) on the Cordeliers Campus in Paris, Francine Behar-Cohen is the director of the “Physiopathology of eye diseases: Therapeutic innovations” team. She has led this group of researchers since 2001, dedicated to studying eye disease mechanisms and developing therapeutic innovations.

In her educational background, she holds an advanced diploma in Cell Biology, a specialized diploma in ophthalmology, and a doctorate in biology from Paris Descartes University. Her expertise spans ocular drug delivery and devices, drug repurposing for ophthalmology, and the biology of steroids in the eye, including exogenous therapeutic steroids in both the anterior and posterior segments. She has also conducted research on the side-effects of corticosteroids.

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