The University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center and the Department of Pediatrics welcome new faculty member Claire Larmonier, assistant professor, to the Section of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Larmonier received her PhD in immunobiology from the University of Arizona. She earned an engineer diploma in life science, with honors (master’s equivalent), from Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE), Sorbonne, Paris, France.
As a scientist with the Steele Center, Dr. Larmonier’s research focuses on the pathogenic role of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1) in experimental colitis. PARP-1 is a protein with many functions, including the modulation of inflammatory responses. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is characterized by a dysregulation of the immune response. The aim of Dr. Larmonier’s current study is to understand the role of PARP-1 as an inflammatory factor in IBD, with the ultimate goal to identify new targets to treat IBD.