Contact

Department

Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Jean C. Bopassa, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Education

University of Cocody, Ivory Coast
University of Cocody, Ivory Coast
University Claude Bernard Lyon1

Research

Mitochondria and Cardioprotection – Our general research interest is to investigate the role of mitochondria in cardio-protective effect of hormones against ischemia/reperfusion injury and heart failure. The kind of injury occurring in many clinical conditions, such as heart transplant, stroke, cardiac bypass, and coronary stenting after acute myocardial injury. Our research is focused to determine the molecular mechanism involved in cardio-protection induced by both acute and chronic administration of hormones (estrogen, in particularly). Using both pharmacological and genetic approaches, we are interested to understand the role of mitochondrial signaling (mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening) in estrogen-induced cardio-protective effect against ischemic myocardial injury and heart failure.

Awards & Accomplishments

2018 Presidential Award winner, Distinguished Junior Research Scholar, Jean C. Bopassa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Long School of Medicine

Lab Members

Graduate Student
 Postdoctoral Fellow

Ngoni Madungwe
Graduate Student

Graduate Student
Nathalie Tombo
Research Assistant