President of IETS - director of BREED research unit, INRAE
INRAE - UMR Breed 1198
Pascale Chavatte-Palmer graduated as DVM in France in 1989 and specialized in animal reproduction in UK, USA and France, with a research focus in placental and perinatal development in horses. In 1999, she joined the Biology of Development and Reproduction department at INRA in France and studied feto-placental and postnatal consequences of cloning and embryo technologies in cattle. In 2006, she started to develop biomedical and veterinary models for studying the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), with an emphasis on placental function. Her studies have been focussing on the periconceptional and fetal programming effects of embryo technologies, nutritional challenges, metabolic imbalance and exposure to airborne pollutants, taking advantage of access to a large number of non-rodent species (rabbits and horses in particular) and developing multidisciplinary approaches. She recently took new responsibilities as director of the Biology of Reproduction, Environment, Epigenetics and Development (BREED) INRAE research unit, that gathers expertise in animal and human reproduction and development. She is the current president of the International Society for Embryo Technologies. She is also president of the European Placenta Group, and board member of the International Federation of Placental Associations.