Welcome to Céline!

Hello, my name is Céline Lukowicz and I have joined Prof. Liliane Michalik’s lab as a postdoctoral researcher in February 2019.

After graduating in biology and pharmacological innovation, I worked in Dr. Hervé Guillou’s team during my PhD in Integrative Toxicology and Metabolism at the Institute for Agricultural Research, University of Toulouse (France) till July 2018.

My PhD research project focused on the sexually dimorphic role of the nuclear receptor CAR (Constitutive Androstane Receptor) in energy homeostasis and xenobiotic detoxication. I investigated the metabolic role of the nuclear receptor CAR and the long-term effect of a chronic dietary exposure to pesticides in vivo, with a special emphasis on the role of CAR on the sexually dimorphic deleterious effects of this pesticide cocktail.

At the CIG, my postdoctoral project is to investigate the mechanism underlying the initiation of a pro-tumorigenic cascade in response to UV insults in skin cells.