4 February 1948|
|Employer||Professor, Collège de France and the Pasteur Institute|
Petit was born in Laignes in 1948. She initially studied at the Paris teaching hospital, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital and at the Pasteur Institute. She completed two pieces of post-doctoral research at the Centre for Molecular Research in Gif-sur-Yvette and another in Basel.
Petit's research has explored the link between genes and deafness, with her research group at INSERM "Génétique et physiologie de l’audition".
Prizes and honours
- 1999 : Prix Charles-Leopold Mayer of the Academy of Sciences
- 2004 : L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science
- 2006 : Co-winner of the Prix Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine
- 2007 : Grand Prix of Medical Research INSERM
- 2012 : Co-recipient with Karen Steel of the Royal Society's Brain Prize
- 2016: Foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences
- Knight of the Legion of Honour
- Officer of the National Order of Merit
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