Thomas Funck-Brentano is a clinical rheumatologist dealing with bone diseases and arthritis with a preclinical background and is member of the ECTS Academy since 2016. He trained in University Paris Diderot and defendend his PhD in 2013 on the role of the Wnt signaling pathway in the subchondral bone in preclinical models of osteoarthritis. He was then assistant professor in the department of Rheumatology in Hôpital Lariboisière in Paris were he got particularly interested in managing bone diseases, such as osteoporosis, bone health of transplanted patients or end-stage renal failure and rare bone diseases. He moved for two years to the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) in Pr Claes Ohlsson’s group to enhance his skills in translational research in bone diseases with a H2020 Marie Sklowska Curie grant. He is also involved in clinical projects on the link between bone and cardiometabolic diseases and osteoarthritis using various large databases. He is now assistant professor of Rhumatology in Université de Paris and focuses on clinical aspects of rare bone diseases in the adults and secondary osteoporosis, with a translational research focus at INSERM Bioscar (Pr Cohen-Solal) lab on rare bone sclerosing diseases.
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