Mona Bensalah

Research Associate

Mona Bensalah

Titles and positions

PhD, Research Associate


  • Cell Biology
  • Secretome
  • Muscle fibrosis
  • Mass cytometry
  • Histology


As a research engineer in Team 3 and on Myoline, the platform for human myoblast immortalization, my main missions are to decipher the muscle cell secretome and to study the cellular mechanisms of human muscle fibrosis. I am also the health and safety referent for the team.

Main publications

  1. Carotti, M, Scano, M, Fancello, I, Richard, I, Risato, G, Bensalah, M et al.. Combined Use of CFTR Correctors in LGMD2D Myotubes Improves Sarcoglycan Complex Recovery. Int J Mol Sci. 2020;21 (5):. doi: 10.3390/ijms21051813. PubMed PMID:32155735 PubMed Central PMC7084537.
  2. Muraine, L, Bensalah, M, Dhiab, J, Cordova, G, Arandel, L, Marhic, A et al.. Transduction Efficiency of Adeno-Associated Virus Serotypes After Local Injection in Mouse and Human Skeletal Muscle. Hum Gene Ther. 2020;31 (3-4):233-240. doi: 10.1089/hum.2019.173. PubMed PMID:31880951 PubMed Central PMC7047108.
  3. Bensalah, M, Klein, P, Riederer, I, Chaouch, S, Muraine, L, Savino, W et al.. Combined methods to evaluate human cells in muscle xenografts. PLoS One. 2019;14 (5):e0211522. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211522. PubMed PMID:31048846 PubMed Central PMC6497248.
  4. Dewulf, M, Köster, DV, Sinha, B, Viaris de Lesegno, C, Chambon, V, Bigot, A et al.. Dystrophy-associated caveolin-3 mutations reveal that caveolae couple IL6/STAT3 signaling with mechanosensing in human muscle cells. Nat Commun. 2019;10 (1):1974. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09405-5. PubMed PMID:31036801 PubMed Central PMC6488599.
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