Isabelle Kohler studied Pharmacy at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She carried out her Master internship at the Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analysis in Lausanne (Switzerland) where her interest for bioanalysis and clinical metabolomics started to emerge. She then carried out her PhD at the School of Pharmaceutical sciences, University of Geneva, and obtained her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2013, focusing on the use of capillary electrophoresis hyphenated to mass spectrometry in clinical and forensic toxicology.
She moved to The Netherlands for a postdoctoral fellowship carried out at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics, where she investigated the biomolecular mechanisms of familial hemiplegic migraine in a transgenic mouse model using untargeted and targeted metabolomics approaches. Since July 2016, she is working as Assistant Professor in the group of Analytical Biosciences and Metabolomics at the LACDR, in the division of Systems Biomedicine and Pharmacology. Her research interests include clinical metabolomics, brain metabolism, neurodegenerative disorders and neurological diseases, method development and validation, quality assurance, as well as data analysis and data integration.