Who's Who

Stephanie Villar

Resrch Asst (Lab Svcs)

Molecular Mechanisms and Biomarkers Group


Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
2012Ph.DMolecular Biology of CancerEcole Pratique des Hautes EtudesParisFrance
2003M.Sc (Diplôme EPHE)Molecular Biology of CancerEcole Pratique des Hautes EtudesParisFrance
2000Diplôme d’état de Technicien en Analyses BiomédicalesAnalyses BiomédicalesInstitut de Formation de Technicien en Analyses BiomédicalesLyonFrance


Current Research Projects

  • Interactions between AFB1 and HBV in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    P Hainaut, MD Friesen, JD Groopman, S Sangrajrang, M Mendy, E Bah, CP Wild

  • MicroRNAs as biomarkers of early carcinogenesis in urothelial tissues
    J Nortier, B Jelakovic; AP Grollman


Selected Publications

Couraud S, Vaca-Paniagua F, Villar S, Oliver J, Schuster T, Blanche H, Girard N, Tredaniel J, Guilleminault L, Gervais R, Prim N, Vincent M, Margery J, Larive S, Foucher P, Duvert B, Vallee M, Le Calvez-Kelm F, McKay J, Missy P, Morin F, Zalcman G, Olivier M, Souquet PJ (2014) Noninvasive Diagnosis of Actionable Mutations by Deep Sequencing of Circulating Free DNA in Lung Cancer from Never-Smokers: A Proof-of-Concept Study from BioCAST/IFCT-1002. (2014) Clin Cancer Res. 20 (17): 4613-24.

Ortiz-Cuaran S, Villar S, Gouas D, Ferro G, Plymoth A, Khuhaprema T, Kalalak A, Sangrajrang S, Friesen MD, Groopman JD, Hainaut P. Association between HBX status, aflatoxin-induced R249S TP53 mutation and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in a case-control study from Thailand. (2013) Cancer Lett. 331(1):46-51.

Gouas DA and Villar S, Ortiz-Cuaran S, Legros P, Ferro G, Kirk GD, Lesi OA, Mendy M, Bah E, Friesen MD, Groopman J, Chemin I, Hainaut P. 2012. TP53 R249S mutation, genetic variations in HBX and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in The Gambia. (2012) Carcinogenesis. 33:1219-24.

Villar S and Ortiz-Cuaran S, bedi-Ardekani B, Gouas D, Nogueira da CA, Plymoth A, Khuhaprema T, Kalalak A, Sangrajrang S, Friesen MD, Groopman JD, Hainaut P. 2012. Aflatoxin-induced TP53 R249S mutation in hepatocellular carcinoma in Thailand: association with tumors developing in the absence of liver cirrhosis. (2012) PLoS One. 7:e37707.

Villar S and Le Roux-Goglin E, Gouas DA, Plymoth A, Ferro G, Boniol M, Lereau M, Bah E, Hall AJ, Wild CP, Mendy M, Norder H, van der SM, Whittle H, Friesen MD, Groopman JD, Hainaut P. 2011. Seasonal variation in TP53 R249S-mutated serum DNA with aflatoxin exposure and hepatitis B virus infection. (2011) Environ Health Perspect. 119:1635-40.