Welcome guest, Sign in


Emilie  Besnard

Emilie Besnard


Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology, summa cum laude, University of Montpellier I, France, 2010

Current position

Post-doctoral fellow, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, San Francisco, USA (since 2012)


  1. Fu, H., Besnard, E., Desprat, R., Ryan, M., Kahli, M., Lemaitre, J. M. and Aladjem, M. I. (2014). Mapping replication origin sequences in eukaryotic chromosomes. Curr Protoc Cell Biol 65: 22 20 21-17.
  2. Besnard, E., Desprat, R., Ryan, M., Kahli, M., Aladjem, M. I. and Lemaitre, J. M. (2014). Best practices for mapping replication origins in eukaryotic chromosomes. Curr Protoc Cell Biol 64: 22 18 21-13.
  3. Besnard, E., Babled, A., Lapasset, L., Milhavet, O., Parrinello, H., Dantec, C., Marin, J. M. and Lemaitre, J. M. (2012). Unraveling cell type-specific and reprogrammable human replication origin signatures associated with G-quadruplex consensus motifs. Nat Struct Mol Biol 19(8): 837-844.
  4. Lapasset, L., Milhavet, O, Prieur, A, Besnard, E, Babled, A, Aït-Hamou, N., Leschik, J., Pellestor, F., Ramirez, J. M., De Vos, J., Lehmann, S., Lemaitre, J. M. (2011).  Rejuvenating senescent and centenarian human cells by reprogramming through the pluripotent state. Genes & Development 25(21):2248-53.
  5. Prieur, A.*, Besnard, E.*, Babled, A. and Lemaitre, J. M. (2011). p53 and p16(INK4A) independent induction of senescence by chromatin-dependent alteration of S-phase progression. Nat Commun 2: 473. *these authors contributed equally to this work.
  6. Lossaint, G., Besnard, E., Fisher, D., Piette, J., and Dulic, V. (2011). Chk1 is dispensable for G2 arrest in response to sustained DNA damage when the ATM/p53/p21 pathway is functional. Oncogene. 30(41):4261-74.
  7. Krasinska, L., Besnard, E., Cot, E., Dohet, C., Mechali, M., Lemaitre, J. M. and Fisher, D. (2008). Cdk1 and Cdk2 activity levels determine the efficiency of replication origin firing in Xenopus. EMBO J 27(5): 758-769.;