Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995
    Engineering Degree, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (Sup'Aéro), Toulouse, France

  • 1995
    MD Fluid Dynamics, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France

  • 1996
    MD Biology and Pharmacology of Haemostasis and Vessels, Université Paris Sud, France

  • 1999
    PhD Fluid Dynamics, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France

  • 2000 – 2001
    Research fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, USA

  • 2001 – 2015
    Chargée de Recherches CNRS, Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse, France

  • 2011
    PostDoc qualification, e.g. Habilitation, Fluid Dynamics, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France

  • Since 2015
    Directeur de Recherche CNRS, Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse, France

  • 2015 – 2016
    Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professor, Meining School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, USA

Selected publications

  • S. Lorthois, P. Schmitz and E. Anglés Cano: Experimental study of fibrin/fibrin specific molecular interactions using a sphere/plane adhesion model, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2001: 241, 52-62.

  • S. Lorthois, J.S. Stroud-Rossman, S.A Berger, L.D. Jou and D. Saloner: Numerical simulation of Magnetic Resonance Angiographies of an anatomically realistic stenotic carotid bifurcation, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2005: 33, 270-283.

  • A. Al-Kilani, S. Lorthois, T.-H. Nguyen, F. Le Noble, A. Cornelissen, M. Unbekandt, O. Boryskina, L. Leroy and V. Fleury. During vertebrate development, arteries exert a morphological control over the venous pattern through physical factors, Physical Review E, 2008: 77, 051912.

  • S. Lorthois and F. Cassot. Fractal analysis of vascular networks: insights from morphogenesis, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2010 : 262, 614-633 (DOI:10.1016/j.jtbi.2009.10.037).

  • S. Lorthois, F. Cassot and F. Lauwers. Simulation study of brain blood flow regulation by intra-cortical arterioles in an anatomically accurate large human vascular network: Part I: Methodology and baseline flow, Neuroimage, 2011, 54: 1031-1042.

  • S. Lorthois, F. Cassot and F. Lauwers. Simulation study of brain blood flow regulation by intra-cortical arterioles in an anatomically accurate large human vascular network: Part II: Flow variations induced by global or localized modifications of arteriolar diameters, Neuroimage, 2011, 54: 2840-2853.

  • S. Roman, S. Lorthois, P. Duru and F. Risso. Velocimetry of red blood cells in microvessels by the dual-slit method: Effect of velocity gradients, Microvascular Research, 2012, 84, 249-261.

  • S. Lorthois, F. Lauwers and F. Cassot. Tortuosity and other vessel attributes for arterioles and venules of the human cerebral cortex., Microvascular Research, 2014, 91, 99-109.

  • S. Lorthois, P. Duru, I. Billanou, M. Quintard and P. Celsis. Kinetic modeling in the context of cerebral blood flow quantification by H215O Positron Emission Tomography : The meaning of the permeability coefficient in Renkin-Crone's model revisited at capillary scale, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2014, 353, 157–169. (DOI : 10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.03.004).

  • S. Roman, A. Merlo, P. Duru, F. Risso and S. Lorthois. Going beyond 20 µm-sized channels for studying red blood cell phase separation in microfluidic bifurcations. Biomicrofluidics, 2016, 10, 034103: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4948955.


Selected projects

  • Principal Investigator, ERC Consolidator Grant (GA 615102, BrainMicroFlow), 2014 – 2019

  • Principal Investigator, ACI Technologie pour la santé (N° 02 TS 031, "Bioméca Micro"), 2002 – 2006

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • National Committee for Scientific Research: appointed member of the Interdisciplinary committee 54: "Experimental methods, concepts and instrumentation from materials science and engineering for the study of living systems". Hiring committee for CNRS researchers in frontier sciences. 2012 – 2015

  • National Committee for Scientific Research: elected member of Section 10: "Fluid and reactive media: transport, transfers and transformation processes", which is in charge of the hiring of CNRS researchers and of the scientific evaluation of the CNRS labs and researchers in this group of disciplines. 2005 – 2008

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Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two daughters


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