Francine Behar-cohenMD, PhD
Professor Francine Behar-Cohen has been medical director of the Jules-Gonin Eye Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, since 2013 and is a full professor at the University of Lausanne and the Paris Descartes University. She is director of the ‘Physiopathology of ocular diseases: Therapeutic innovations’ team at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research in the Cordeliers Research Center in Paris. Professor Behar-Cohen is also the founder of start-up companies, Optis France now Eyegate Pharma and of Eyevensys S.A.S. for which she serves as its scientific advisor. In addition to her medical degree, Professor Behar-Cohen has obtained a diploma of advanced studies in cell biology, a diploma of specialized studies in ophthalmology, and a PhD in biology at the Paris Descartes University.
Professor Behar-Cohen has received awards for her research, including the Research Prize of the French Society of Ophthalmology, and is a member of numerous societies and scientific commissions. She is a member of the editorial board of Molecular Vision and the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, TVST, Progress Retinal Eye Research and has published over 190 articles and a dozen books or book chapters.