Luc Pénicaud

Luc Pénicaud PhD

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Dr. Pénicaud is Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) since 1989. From 1995 to 2007, Dr. Pénicaud was director of a CNRS unit affiliated to the University of Toulouse. Earlier, Dr. Pénicaud held a CNRS position in the Laboratory of Nutrition at the University of Paris VI as a team leader. He earned his PhD. from the University of Paris VI and VII, and completed postdoctoral studies at the University of Rochester NY, USA; the University Medical Center, Geneva, Switzerland, and the Nutrition Center, Paris. He is now since 2010 the Director of the Center for the Study of Taste and Feeding Behavior in Dijon, a Centre of over 220 members affiliated to CNRS, INRA and University of Burgundy. He is the recipient of several awards for his research in neurobiology, energy homeostasis and associated pathologies such as diabetes and obesity. Dr. Pénicaud is a member of several international societies such as the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), the American Diabetes Association ADA), the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), the European and International Society of Neuroscience. Dr Pénicaud is member of different boards: among which President of the scientific commission on Physiology at the CNRS, Scientific council at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Scientific council of the Nutrition department at the same Institute, commission of the National Program on Diabetes. Dr. Pénicaud is the author of over 200 scientific articles and publications and is regularly invited as a speaker in national and international meetings.