Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI)
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Isabelle Draper, PhD
Principal Investigator, Molecular Cardiology Institute; Assistant Professor, Tufts School of Medicine
Department + Services
Molecular Cardiology Research Institute, Molecular Pharmacology Research Center
Clinical Focus Areas
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.
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.
Molecular Pharmacology Research Center
Molecular Cardiology Research Institute
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington Street, Box #7703
Boston, MA 02111