Dr. Franck Perez has been a staff Scientist at CNRS in France since 1999 and Principal Investigator in the Cell Biology Section at the Institut Curie, Paris, France. He was recently recruited as Research Director by the CNRS. His group is studying intracellular organization and trafficking, focussing mainly on the microtubules and the Golgi complex, with an important investment on the development of new methods and tools for Cell Biology studies, and in particular the recombinant antibody approach. Recently, he setup, together with Dr. Jacques Camonis,
a High Content screening platform in the Translational Department of the Institut Curie.
Prior to being recruited by the CNRS, Dr. Perez was Maître-Assistant at the University of Geneva
in Switzerland, in the Cell Biology Department (1996-1999). As a post-doctoral fellow,
he worked in the laboratory of Prof. T. E Kreis on microtubule dynamics and intracellular trafficking.
Dr. Perez received his Ph.D. in 1996 for his work in the laboratory of A. Prochiantz at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, on the regulation of neuroendocrine secretion and on the development of cell internalization pepides. Before his Ph.D., Dr. Perez graduated
in Cell biology and Genetics at the University Paris VII.