Short CV/Education and training

Education

  • 1995
    M.Phil., Electronics and electrical engineering, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd (U.K.)

  • 1997
    Ph.D., Mathematical modelling, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd (U.K.)

  • 2001
    Habilitation to direct Research (HDR), Angers University, Angers (France)

Professional Career

  • 1998 – 1999
    Post doctoral Fellow, Physiology, University of Angers

  • 1999 – 2001
    Assistant reseacher, University of Angers

  • 2002 – 2007
    CNRS researcher in joint unit CNRS/University of Angers

  • 2008 – 2013
    CNRS researcher in joint unit CNRS/University of Lyon

  • Since 2014
    CNRS research director in joint unit CNRS/University of Lyon

Current position

  • Research director at CNRS in the Team "Skin function and dynamics" in the joint Unit CNRS/University of Lyon UMR 5305 (http://www.ibcp.fr)

Selected publications

5 recent publications related to skin microvasculature and sensory nerves

  • Gohin S, Decorps J, Sigaudo-Roussel D, Fromy B. 2015. Sensory nerves contribute to cutaneous vasodilator response to cathodal stimulation in healthy rats. Microvasc Res.101:103-10.

  • Gaubert-Dahan ML, Castro-Lionard K, Blanchon MA, Fromy B. 2013. Severe sensory neuropathy increases heel pressure ulcer risk in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 61(11): 2050-2052.

  • Fromy B, Lingueglia E, Sigaudo-Roussel D, Saumet JL, Lazdunski M. 2012. Asic3 is a neuronal mechanosensor for pressure-induced vasodilation that protects against pressure ulcers. Nature Medicine 18: 1205-1207.

  • Pelletier J, Fromy B, Morel G, Roquelaure Y, Saumet JL, Sigaudo-Roussel D. 2012. Chronic sciatic nerve injury impairs the local cutaneous neurovascular interaction in rats. Pain 153(1):149-157.

  • Fromy B, Sigaudo-Roussel D, Gaubert-Dahan ML, Rousseau P, Abraham P, Benzoni D, Berrut G, Saumet JL. 2010. Aging-Associated Sensory Neuropathy Alters Pressure-Induced Vasodilation in Humans. J Invest Dermatol. 130(3): 849-855.

Recent reviews

  • Quillon A, Fromy B, Debret R. 2015. Endothelium microenvironment sensing leading to nitric oxide mediated vasodilation: a review of nervous and biomechanical signals. Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry 45C:20-26.

  • Decorps J, Saumet JL, Sommer P, Sigaudo-Roussel D, Fromy B. 2014. Effect of ageing on tactile transduction processes. Ageing Res Rev. 13: 90– 99.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Coordinator of the DEFISENS national program on the tactile sensation

  • Regular Reviewer for journal in specific fields including physiology, dermatology and aging

  • Member of Regional Animal Ethical Committee C2EA -15

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