Rodolphe Fischmeister is Director of Research at INSERM, deputy vice-president of research of University Paris-Saclay, head of the LabEx LERMIT and deputy director and founder of the Laboratory of Signalling and Cardiovascular Pathophysiology – Inserm unit 1180. His lab is based at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Paris-Saclay. After graduating as an electrical engineer from Supélec in 1978, he moved first to theoretical biology for doctoral studies (PhD in 1980) and then to cellular physiology during the 2 1/2 years of postdoctoral studies at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) and Emory University (Atlanta, GA, USA). He returned to France in 1983 and became a researcher at INSERM. He obtained a Doctorat dEtat ès Sciences in 1987. His main research interests are directed toward physiological and pathophysiological aspects of neuroendocrine regulation of heart function, cardiac membrane receptors and their signalling cascades, and cellular control of cardiac ion channels.
Dr Fischmeister has published over 170 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, accumulated >9500 citations (with 24 papers cited >100 times), and his current H-index is 57. He has been invited to 160 scientific meetings and >100 seminars around the world. He has served as external referee for NIH, NSF, MRC, Wellcome Trust, CNR, Telethon, Government of Canada, etc. He has reviewed papers for >20 different journals and is currently on the Editorial board of Circulation. He has been Pr