Dr. Céline Méhats
Céline Méhats is a Senior scientist in the team “From Gametes to Birth”, led by Daniel Vaiman at the Institut Cochin, Inserm in Paris, France. Her work focuses on human pregnancy physiology and pathophysiologies. Projects include: understanding the interactions between fetal and maternal cells within human placenta and fetal membranes; deciphering the local, paracrine and autocrine regulations involved in tolerance at the maternal-fetal interface and pregnancy outcomes; epigenetic regulation in the placenta and fetal membranes in normal and pathological pregnancies. Within the iPlacenta project, a special focus is the systematic identification of genes and regulatory elements that are pertinent to understand genome regulation in the context of preeclampsia. Her final aims are to propose novel avenues in the prevention and/or the management of preterm labor, preeclampsia, and other pregnancy-associated pathologies. Dr. Méhats holds a Ph.D. in Physiology and Functional Differentiation from Paris Diderot University, France.