Isabelle Audo


Isabelle Audo, M.D., Ph.D., is a clinician scientist working both as a professor at the Quinze-Vingts Hospital in Pr. Sahel’s department and as a group leader in the Department of Genetics at the Vision Institute (Institut de la Vision) in Paris, France.

Her areas of expertise are medical retina, inherited retinal diseases both for clinical and molecular diagnosis, research in retinal physiopathology, visual function explorations with clinical electrophysiology, imaging techniques and clinical trials. Pr. Audo went to medical school at Paris XI University where she received her M.S. degree in Immunology.

She completed a residency program in Lille (North of France) from 1994 to 1997, where she became particularly interested in surgical and medical retina, especially in retinal dystrophies and clinical visual electrophysiology. Following her residency, she earned a Masters degree at Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France with Pr. Sahel, and then in 1998, earned her M.D. Pr. Audo completed a research fellowship from 1999 to 2003 at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Madison, Wisconsin, with Pr. Albert, and earned her Ph.D.

She then completed a medical retina fellowship at the Moorfields Eye Hospital with Prs Alan Bird and Graham Holder followed by a Master degree in genetics. Pr. Audo has co-authored more than 100 scientific papers through her research in inherited retinal diseases.


How phenotype/genotype correlation is important to prepare for future clinical trial

With the multiplication on clinical trials for inherited retinal disease, there is a crucial need for identifying the most suited patients for therapeutic benefit, a relevant window of intervention as well as defining clinical and patient related outcome to validate a therapeutic benefit. The communication will review these critical needs.

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