François-René graduated with a DVM from the National Veterinary School of Nantes (France). After completing an internship in equine medicine and surgery at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (France), François-René trained in Equine Internal Medicine at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (USA) and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). During his residency, François-René developed an expertise in equine endocrinology and authored several research articles on insulin dysregulation in horses. He then completed a PhD in Physiology at McGill University (Canada), investigating the links between inflammation and haemovascular disorders.
François-René joined The University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer in Equine Internal Medicine in 2016 and is now leading his Equine Endocrinology research group. François-René is a member of international expert panels to elaborate guidelines for the management of equine endocrinopathies.