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Isabelle Draper, PhD


Overview

Training + Education University of Science and Technology, Montpellier, France; University of California, San Francisco
Gender Female

Publications + National Presentations

Draper I, Kurshan P, McBride EW, Jackson FR, Kopin AS. Locomotor activity is regulated by D2-like receptors in Drosophila: An anatomic and functional analysis. Developmental Neurobiology 2007;67(3):378-393.

Biography

Isabelle Reveillaud-Draper earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Université des Sciences et Techniques de Montpellier, France, in 1985, studying the structural organization of small nuclear ribonucleoproteins. She then joined Dr. Tom Kornberg's laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco, for a post-doctoral position working on developmental characterization of the Drosophila engrailed locus. From 1988 to 1992 she was a research associate at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, where she generated transgenic Drosophila for the enzyme Superoxide Dismutase, in order to assess the free radical theory of aging. There she won a grant from the American Federation for Aging Research for the development of transgenic animals for aging research. As a member of Dr. Kopin’s laboratory, she is now pursuing in vivo studies of GPCR function, using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system for understanding structure/function relationships and the physiology linked to these receptors.

Contact Information

Phone: 617-636-1328

Email: IDraper@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Molecular Pharmacology Research Center
Molecular Cardiology Research Institute
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington Street, Box #7703
Boston, MA 02111