Daniel Ricquier, Ph.D. is Professor at University Paris Descartes and a member of the French Academy of Sciences. He previously held faculty and research positions at University Pierre and Marie Curie, Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques and Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades.
He has conducted ground breaking and pioneering research on mitochondria bioenergetics, brown and white adipose tissues, energy balance and thermogenesis. He discovered uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) and uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) and went on to describe in details their roles in oxidative phosphorylation, thermogenesis, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. He authored many manuscripts and reviews on uncoupling proteins, mitochondria, energy balance and obesity. As such, he is recognized as an international leader in these fields. Daniel Ricquier trained in physiology and biochemistry at Rouen University, Paris-Orsay University and Pierre and Marie University where he completed his Sc.D.