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Physiology and physiopathology of the urogenital tract

Team leader: Dr Nathalie Dejucq-Rainsford

Our team studies the consequences of exposures to viruses and chemicals (environmental and pharmaceuticals) on the urogenital tract health and on fertility.

Our objectives are to address major health concerns related to the urogenital tract, namely: (i) the sexual dissemination of viruses, and the consequences of viral infections of the urogenital tract on fertility and cancers ; (ii) the increase of male urogenital tract abnormalities (testis cancer, hypospadias and cryptorchidism), which can lead to infertility, as well as the increase of medical consultations for ovarian deficiency ; (iii) the potential deleterious effects of anti-cancer treatments on fertility; (iv) the poor efficacy of conventional anti-cancer drugs on kidney cancer.

Our researches are developed according to 4 axes:

  • Urogenital tract and viral exposures. More
  • Urogenital tract and environmental chemical exposures. More
  • Urogenital tract and pharmaceutical chemical exposures. More
  • Gonad differentiation and physiology. More


In the frame of our researches, we are also committed to the development of innovative tools in bio-informatics, cellular and molecular biology. More