Géraldine Masson is a CNRS Research Director at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (ICSN-CNRS, affiliated with Paris-Saclay University) and director of the Labcom HitCat, a joint lab between SEQENS group and CNRS.
She received her PhD in 2003 from the Joseph Fourier University, under the supervision of Dr. Sandrine Py and Prof. Yannick Vallée. From 2003 to 2005, she was a Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellow with Prof. Jan van Maarseveen and Prof. Henk Hiemstra at the University of Amsterdam. In 2005, she was appointed as a CNRS researcher at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, where she was later promoted to CNRS Research Director in 2014.
She is currently serving as an Associate Editor of The Journal of Organic Chemistry and Deputy editor of ACS Organic & Inorganic Au.
Géraldine has received awards, including the Diverchim Prize in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from French Organic Chemistry Division (2011), CNRS Bronze Medal (2013), Liebig Lectureship of the German Chemical Society (2016), Novacap Prize of the French Académie des Sciences Award (2017), J.-M. Lehn prize from the Organic Chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society (2019) and Cannizzaro-Arnaudon Lectureship from the Italian Chemical Society (2022).
Her group’s research activities focus on developing novel organocatalytic enantioselective reactions, synthetic methodologies, and photocatalytic processes for synthesizing diverse biologically active molecules.