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Elie Besserer-Offroy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor / Pharmacology and Nuclear Medicine
 

Dr. Besserer-Offroy is an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA. Dr. Besserer-Offroy received his ASc in Biological Sciences in 2009 from the Université de Franche-Comté (France), which he followed with a BMSc in Medical Biochemistry from the Université Claude-Bernard – Lyon I (France) in 2010. Then, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean and completed his PhD in Pharmacology at the Université de Sherbrooke under the supervision of Prof. Sarret in 2017. During his graduate studies, Dr. Besserer-Offroy was interested in  characterizing novel G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) ligands for the treatment of chronic pain but also in deciphering cellular signaling pathways associated with the physiological effects observed in vivo of such GPCRs. In 2017, Élie was an Assistant Research Scientist for an academic consortium partnering with a biotech company. During this time, he worked on on the development of a new generation of ion channel biosensors with preclinical applications in target validation and drug discovery. From 2018 to 2021, Élie was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill University under the mentorship of Dr. Terry Hébert where he studied the functional role of GPCR heterodimerization in the signaling processes in vitro and in vivo. From 2019 to 2021, he has been a Faculty Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy at Université de Montréal, responsible of a Physiology class for PharmD students.

  • Diplomas

2017
Ph.D. in Pharmacology
Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

2015
Certificate in Project Management
École Centrale de Lille, France

2012
M.S. in Pharmacology
Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

2010
B.S. in Medical Biochemistry
Université Claude-Bernard – Lyon I, France

2009
A.S. in Biology
Université de Franche-Comté, France

  • Credentials

2020
Fellow (FACSc)
Association of Clinical Scientists 

2015
Member (MRSB)
Royal Society of Biology

2021 –
Assistant Professor / Pharmacology and Nuclear Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA

2019 – 2021
Faculty Lecturer / Pharmacy
Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada

2018 – 2021
Post-Doctoral Associate / Pharmacology and Therapeutics
McGill University, Québec, Canada

2018 – 2018
Post-Doctoral Associate / Pharmacology-Physiology
Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

2010 – 2017
Graduate Student / Pharmacology-Physiology
Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

2010 – 2010
Undergraduate Research Intern / UMR 5086 – IBCP
CNRS-Université Claude-Bernard – Lyon I, France

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I am sad to report that a friend, colleague and giant in the field Marc Caron died last night. May he rest in peace.

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