Photo Esther Potier

Position: Senior Researcher
Administrative attachment: CNRS

During the last decade my work focused on improving the protocols of tissue engineering for bone and intervertebral disc repair.


•  Cell therapy for intervertebral disc repair
•  Tissue engineering for bone repair
•  Mesenchymal stem cells

Curriculum Vitae

2018: HDR (Habilitation to conduct research) – Paris Diderot University
2014-present: CNRS Senior Researcher (CR) UMR 7052 (Paris, France)
2008-2014: Post-doctoral fellow TU/e (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
2006-2008: Post-doctoral fellow AO Research Institute (Davos, Switzerland)
2007: PhD - University Denis Diderot-Paris 7
2002: Master in Science (DEA) - University Denis Diderot-Paris 7
2001: Master in Engineering (Diplôme d’ingénieur) - University de Technologie de Compiègne

Selected publications

E. Potier, E. Ferreira, R. Andriamanalijaona, D. Logeart-Avramoglou, J.P.Pujol, L. Sedel, H. Petite. Hypoxia affects mesenchymal stromal cell osteogenic differentiation and angiogenic factor expression. Bone. 2007; 40(4): 1078-87.  Link for the publication .

E. Potier, E. Ferreira, A. Meunier, L. Sedel, D. Logeart-Avramoglou, H. Petite. Prolonged hypoxia concomittant with serum deprivation induces massive human mesenchymal stem cell death. Tissue Engineering. 2007; 13(6): 1325-31. Link for the publication .

E. Potier, S. de Vries, M. van Doeselaar, K. Ito. Potential application of notochordal cells for intervertebral disc regeneration: an in vitro assessment. European Cells and Materials. 2014; 28: 68-80. Link for the publication .

B.G.M. van Dijk, E. Potier, M. Langelaan, N. Papen-Botterhuis, K. Ito. Osteogenic protein 1 does not stimulate a regenerative effect in cultured human degenerated nucleus pulposus tissue. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.2017 ; 11(7) : 2127-35. Link for the publication .

PubMed link for E. Potier's publications

Other activities

Member of the Ethics Committee for Animal Experimentation
Member of the Management Board of the UFR Médecine Paris 7
B3OA webmaster


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