Sophie Javerzat is a Professor of Genetics. In the 90s, she contributed to pigment cell research as a post-doc in Ian Jackson’s laboratory (Edinburgh). They provided the first evidence of the key role of the retinal pigmented epithelium in retinogenesis. She recently joined Pr. Arveiler lab (Bordeaux) and develops cell and animal models in order to elucidate how melanogenesis dysregulation affects retinal development in the context of oculocutaneous albinism.