Dr. Boubacar Benziane, M.Sc., Ph.D., Pre-Clinical Research Scientist 

Role in the project: Dr. Benziane is in charge of understanding the role of SiPore™ in vivo. He is also involved in testing of manufactured material, and provision of preclinical data and co-authorship of scientific manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed international journals as well as presentation of data on international conferences.

Dr. Boubacar Benziane obtained his PhD in 2006 under the supervision of Prof. Pascal Houillier at the Laboratory INSERM U652, Physiologie et pharmacologie vasculaire et rénale, Paris 6 University, France. During his PhD, he performed research in the field of renal molecular biology and unravelled mechanisms involving the role of membrane proteins in reabsorption of water in the kidney. After his PhD, he joined the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden as a postdoctoral fellow within Prof. Juleen Zierath’s group. He has played a central role in the discovery of the novel role of AMPK in the regulation of Na+-K+-ATPase in skeletal muscle. In parallel he was also in charge to understand the role of several proteins in glucose/lipid metabolism.

2016-2018 Laboratory engineer, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
2011-2014 Researcher, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
2007-2011 Researcher, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
2006-2007 Researcher, Université Evry Val Essonne

Education

2002-2006 Ph.D., INSERM U652, Physiologie et pharmacologie vasculaire et rénale, Paris 6 University, France
2001-2002 M.Sc., Biology and Pathology, Université Paris Diderot, France