Professor Isabelle Leclercq graduated from the Medical faculty of the University of Liège in Belgium in 1991. She received clinical certifications in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and completed a PhD (1997 UCLouvain, Belgium). She then moved to Sydney, Australia for a 5 years research post-doc fellowship in Geoff Farrell’s lab, pioneer in experimental approaches to study the pathogenesis of liver diseases associated with obesity. In 2003, she returned to Belgium to establish her research lab and take responsibility at the faculty of medicine.
She is currently head of the laboratory of Hepato-gastroenterology at the Institute for Experimental and Clinical research at UCLouvain. She is president of the Doctoral School in experimental and clinical research at UCLouvain. She is a full professor at the faculty of Medicine and teaches histology, physiology, and pathophysiology of the digestive system and hepatology. Isabelle Leclercq’s research interests focus on the understanding of the pathogenesis of liver diseases from disease mechanisms to preclinical studies with a specific interest in liver diseases associated with obesity. She is also fascinated by liver healing and regeneration and new approaches to alleviate liver insufficiency in chronic liver diseases and prevent post hepatectomy liver failure.
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