HUMAN SYSTEMS IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATORY NETWORKS
Pr. Vassili SOUMELIS
HIPI (U976) Director
Vassili received his MD from Paris Necker University, and was trained as a clinical hematologist in the Lyon academic Hospitals. He did his immunology training under the supervision of Yong-Jun Liu, in Dardilly, France (Schering-Plough Laboratory for Immunological Research), and Palo Alto, California (DNAX Research Institute). After being an assistant professor in clinical hematology at the Necker medical school, he moved to the Institut Curie and started his lab in 2004. He and his team moved to Hôpital St Louis and Université de Paris at the end of 2018. He has always been working on human immunology and human disease physiopathology. His long time interests include dendritic cell and pDC biology, cytokine networks, and tissue inflammation. In the past ten years, he and his team developed a strong expertise in bioinformatics, computational biology, and mathematical modeling. He is fascinated by the complexity of the immune system and living systems in general, and loves working in interdisciplinary and international environments. Besides medicine and biology, he loves mathematics, linguistics, philosophy, making cocktails and playing ping-pong.
Arturo obtained his PhD at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. During his PhD he analyzed the function of glycosyltransferases in human pathogenic fungi. He did his postdoctoral degree at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, focusing on the study of genes that are involved in the chlamydospore formation pathway in C. albicans. Currently, he coordinates the scientific and clinical aspects of the H2020 European Program “ImmunAID”.
PhD – ImmunAID Clinical Project Manager
Maëva is a post-doctoral researcher in the fields of genomic and disease modelling. After graduating from the University of Bordeaux in BioInformatics, she spend one year in PaleoEvo team (INRA) to study gene duplications in the context of genome evolution. Then, she obtained a PhD from Paris Saclay University. During her PhD, she studied the genetic component of Rheumatoid Arthirits, specifically the contribution of rare variants, by analyzing WES.
PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD Student (CIFRE)
Alba studied Molecular Biochemistry in my sunny hometown, Málaga (Spain) and obtained my Master’s degree in Translational Medicine Research at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. After my internships in health research in Ulm (Germany) and Madrid, She tarted in the lab as an engineer assistant. She is currently a Cifre (Industrial Agreement of Training through Research) PhD student with Servier. Her research is focused on the characterization of T cell diversity in Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma microenvironment.
MD – PhD student
Camille obtained my PhD from Nantes University working on a subset of cytotoxic dendritic cells. Her PhD was followed by several postdoctoral experiences in Oxford, Lille and London where she mainly specialized in Dendritic Cell biology, Cancer Immunology, Intestinal inflammation, Microbiota, Regulatory B cell Biology and Arthritis. She was Postdoctoral researcher studying the role of cytokines combination on human T helper cell differentiation.
Medical Resident in Clinical Hematology
Patent Engineer at ICOSA
Coline started in the lab as an engineer in 2013 and worked on human T follicular helper cell polarization by TSLP-activated dendritic cells. She continued with a Cifre (Industrial Agreement of Training through Research) PhD between the lab and Sanofi, working on deciphering human dendritic cell/T cell communication and studying T helper cell diversity in atopic dermatitis patients treated with Dupilumab. She is now working as a post-doc researcher on modeling OX40L context-dependent function on human T helper cell polarization.
Pediatric Emergency Physician in Robert-Debré Hospital