Philippe Lysy

Philippe Lysy

 

After early commitment to basic science during MD studies, Pr Lysy undertook a PhD on the regenerative potential of stem cells for liver-based inborn errors of metabolism, under the supervision of Pr Etienne Sokal (UCL).

 

While finishing his formation in Pediatrics, he had the opportunity to spend two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr Susan Bonner-Weir at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, to study the role of human pancreatic ductal cells as progenitors in the setting of beta-cell replacement strategies.

 

He learned his skills in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes with Pr Marc Maes at UCL and with Pr Lori Laffel and Pr Lynne Levitsky in Boston. Back in Brussels in 2011, Pr Lysy joined the pediatric endocrinology unit of Cliniques Universitaires St. LUC (UCL) where he currently serves in the faculty with both clinical and basic research activities, these latter being focused on finding new technologies to maintain or restore the deficient beta-cell mass in type 1 diabetes.