Jean C. Bopassa, Ph.D



Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Jean C. Bopassa, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


University of Cocody, Ivory Coast
University of Cocody, Ivory Coast
University Claude Bernard Lyon1


Mitochondria and Cardioprotection – Our general research interest is to investigate the role of mitochondria in cardio-protective effect of hormones against ischemia/reperfusion injury and heart failure. The kind of injury occurring in many clinical conditions, such as heart transplant, stroke, cardiac bypass, and coronary stenting after acute myocardial injury. Our research is focused to determine the molecular mechanism involved in cardio-protection induced by both acute and chronic administration of hormones (estrogen, in particularly). Using both pharmacological and genetic approaches, we are interested to understand the role of mitochondrial signaling (mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening) in estrogen-induced cardio-protective effect against ischemic myocardial injury and heart failure.

Awards & Accomplishments

2018 Presidential Award winner, Distinguished Junior Research Scholar, Jean C. Bopassa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Long School of Medicine

Lab Members

Muhammad Khan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Somayyeh Nasiripour, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow