Jeanne Chain

Jeanne Leblond Chain is Associate Researcher at INSERM (French Institute of Health and Medical Research) in the ChemBioPharm team directed by Philippe Barthelemy within the laboratory ARNA (Natural and artificial regulations of RNA) at the faculty of pharmacy of University of Bordeaux. Equipped with an engineer degree in organic chemistry, she got her Ph.D. at Faculty of Pharmacy at University Paris V in France where she developed new synthetic vectors for gene therapy. She joined Pr Leroux’s team in University of Montréal for postdoctoral studies in 2006, and pursued in the Faculty of Pharmacy as professor from 2011 to 2019. She directed the Gene Delivery Laboratory for 8 years, which developed stimuli-responsive systems for intracellular delivery of genes and drugs, as well as the research axis “Drug Formulation and Analysis” for 3 years. Her multidisciplinary background enables her to conduct research from the chemical design until the in vivo proof-of-concept. In her new group, she is interested into supramolecular assemblies of lipids and aptamers for smart delivery systems.