People

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ACOLTY, Valérie (Guillaume Oldenhove Group)
BSc
Technician
Valérie has a solid expertise in cell culture, immunoassays and Flow cytometry. She has a strong expertise in the field of vaccine immunity and preclinical mouse models.
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AJOUAOU, Yousra (Oberdan Leo Group)
PhD
Previous Lab Member
Yousra joined the immunobiology lab in 2016. She obtained a grant from the Télévie and her work is focused on the immune responses in the context oh hypoxia, with a particular interest in control of regulatory T cell activity by prolyl hydroxylase 2.
ALALUF, Emmanuelle (Stanislas Goriely Group)
MD
Previous Lab Member
Emmanuelle is training in internal medicine and oncology. She obtained a scholarship from the Fonds Erasme in 2015. She started her PhD under the supervision of Alain Le Moine to work the role of Heme Oxygenase 1 in tumor-associated macrophages and defended her thesis on Sept 29 2020 and authored a paper in JCI Insight on the topic.
AMAR, Narjis (Mostafa Chamekh Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Narjis obtained international master of health sciences (UH2 of casablanca and University of Marseille). She started her PhD on 2020 in co-ownership (ULB-UH2) on immune inflammatory responses in group B streptococcus infection.
AMAYAH, Imane (Fabienne Andris Group)
MSc
Master Student
Imane is a Master student in Molecular Biology (Faculty of Sciences). She is doing her master thesis on metabolic control of T cell activation.
ANDRIS, Fabienne (Fabienne Andris Group)
PhD
Principal Investigator
Fabienne is a FNRS research associate. She investigates the molecular mechanisms underpinning the differentiation of CD4+ T cell subsets and the relationships between cell metabolism and immune response.
ASSABBAN, Assiya (Stanislas Goriely Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Assiya joined the lab in 2014. She obtained a FRIA scholarship to work on the role of inflammation in tumor development. She demonstrated the role of Tristetraprolin in the control of carcinogen-induced skin tumors.
AZOUZ, Abdulkader (Stanislas Goriely Group)
PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Abdulkader joined the lab in 2014 to work on memory CD8 T cells. He has a strong expertise in epigenetics. Although he was trained as a biologist, he also performs bio-informatic analysis for ATAC-Seq, ChIP-Seq and scRNA-Seq analysis in the lab.
BARBIEUX, Emeline (Eric Muraille Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Emeline joined the lab in 2019. She obtained a FRIA scholarship. The title of his research project is : Identification by Transposon Sequencing of bacterial essential genes for Brucella chronic infection in mice and cattle.
BOSSI, Lorenzo (Fabienne Andris Group)
PhD
PhD Student
Lorenzo obtained his Master degree in Molecular Biology of the Cell at the Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy) in 2018.He is recipient of a grant from the MSCA-Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) Consortium “Antibacterial Innovative Training Network, BactiVax”.His PhD thesis, realized under the joined supervision of S. Giltaire at ImmunXperts, aims at monitoring immune responses induced in vitro to different antigenic formulations targeting multi-drug resistant bacteria
BOWAKIM ANTA, Natalia (Guillaume Oldenhove Group)
PhD
Previous Lab Member
BRAUN, Michel (Michel Braun Group)
PhD
Principal Investigator
BRAUNS, Elisa (Stanislas Goriely Group)
MD
PhD Student
Elisa joined the lab in 2019. She is training in hematology and obtained a fellowship from the FNRS to work on antigen-specific and bystander tumor-infiltrating CD8 T cells. She is now also actively working on immune responses to COVID-19 infection.
CARON, Marianne (Valérie Wittamer Group)
BSc
Technician
Marianne obtained her bachelor degree in biotechnologie at “Haute Ecole Provinciale de Hainaut” (HEPH Condorcet, Ath) in june 2014. She joined the laboratory in early 2015 as our Lab Manager.
CASIMIR, Georges (Georges Casimir Group)
MD
Principal Investigator
CATALANO, Concetta (Arnaud Marchant Group)
MD
PhD Student
CHAMEKH, Mostafa (Mostafa Chamekh Group)
PhD
Principal Investigator
M. Chamekh obtained his PhD degree at the center of immunology and parasite biology at Pasteur institute of Lille, France, and worked as post-doctoral researcher in the flemish institute of biotechnology (VUB-VIB). His main research areas were the molecular basis of host-pathogen cross-talks. He investigated various infectious models, with the aim to uncover virulence mechanisms triggered by the pathogen or by the host inflammatory response.
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COPIN, Richard (Eric Muraille Group)
PhD
Previous Lab Member
Richard was funded by UNamur and completed a thesis from 2004 to 2010 entitled: " Character ization of the relationship between Brucella melitensis and the innate immune response of the mouse"
CORAZZA, Francis (Francis Corazza Group)
PhD, MD
Principal Investigator
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DAUBY, Nicolas (Arnaud Marchant Group)
PhD, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow
DAVENNE, Tamara (Oberdan Leo Group)
PhD
Researcher
Tamara obtained her PhD at the University of Oxford in 2018. She did a postdoc at the KU Leuven for a year before joining InhaTarget Therapeutics as Principal Scientist. InhaTarget is a ULB spin-off which successfully secured help from SPW Recherche with the FIRST enterprise docteur scheme. The immunobiology lab provides the ideal environment for this collaboration. Tamara investigates the mechanisms of actions between inhaled cisplatin and immune checkpoint inhibitors in lung cancer.
DE TOEUF, Bérengère (Cyril Gueydan Group)
PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Bérengère joined the lab in 2014. She obtained a FRIA scholarship to prepare a PhD on the post-trancriptional regulation of gene expression during cellular adaptation to stress with a special focus on the role of the Tristetraprolin protein in controlling mRNA degradation. Bérengère graduated in 2019 and continue her work in the lab as a post-doctoral researcher.
DECOT, Isabelle (Fabienne Andris Group, Guillaume Oldenhove Group, Oberdan Leo Group)
Administrative staff
Isabelle provides administrative support to different team members of the laboratory.
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DELBAUVE , Sandrine (Véronique Flamand Group)
BSc
Technician
Sandrine has a strong expertise in Molecular Biology, Immunoassays, cell culture and Biosafety. She has a broad expertise in preclinical models and Flow Cytometry.
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DEMARS, Aurore (Eric Muraille Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Aurore joined the lab in 2016. She obtained a FRIA scholarship. The title of his research project is : Characterization of the early stages of pulmonary Brucella melitensis infection in mice.
DENANGLAIRE, Sébastien (Fabienne Andris Group)
BSc
Technician
Sébastien has a strong expertise in Flow Cytometry ranging from multicolor antibody panel conception to data analysis (classical analysis software and unsupervised clustering). He has also a broad expertise in cell culture and molecular biology.
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DENY, Maud (Mostafa Chamekh Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Maud obtained a master degree in biomedical sciences in ULB. She is preparing her PhD on microRNAs and their role in gender-bias of the inflammatory response
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DETAVERNIER, Aurélie (Stanislas Goriely Group)
PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Aurélie joined the lab in 2014 as a PhD student. Her thesis focused on monocyte differentiation in the context of Toxoplasma gondii infection. Since November 2019, she is in charge of developing humanized mice models to study the biology of human tumor-associated macrophages.
DI CAMPLI, Maria-Pia (Stanislas Goriely Group)
MD
Previous Lab Member
Pia joined the lab in 2016. She is training as a thoracic surgeon. She was supported by the Fonds Erasme and then obtained a FRIA scholarship to work on the origin of myofibroblasts in the context of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome- a dreadful complication of lung transplantation. She is using fate-mapping approaches, confocal microscopy and single-cell transcriptomics in this context. Pia defended her PhD on Sept 10 2020 and published her work in the European Respiratory Journal.
DI RUGGIERO, Elodie (Valérie Wittamer Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Elodie received her Master degree in Biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 2013. Elodie joined our laboratory in October 2014 as a PhD research fellow of the FNRS/FRIA. She is studying the implication of chemerin, a chemoattractant agent, in cancer biology.
DREIDI, Hacene (Fabienne Andris Group)
PhD
PhD Student
Hacene obtained his Master degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Paris Diderot (France) and joined the lab in 2021. He is recipient of an FNRS/Télévie scholarship to study the mechanisms that regulate intestinal Treg subsets differentiation and their role in the control of intestinal homeostasis and colorectal cancer development.
DUBOIS, Ingrid (Stanislas Goriely Group)
PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ingrid joined the lab in 2019 to work on the role of mRNA stability in tumor development. She has a strong expertise with mouse models and in vivo studies
ENGLEBERT, Kevin (Guillaume Oldenhove Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Kevin joined the lab in 2016. He received a FRIA fellowship to study the mechanisms that regulate the immune response associated with adipose tissue. His work focuses on the role of negative costimulators that modulate type 2 immunity in the context of obesity.
FERRERO, Giuliano (Valérie Wittamer Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Giuliano earned his master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Turin. Awarded a UNI (ULB Neuroscience Institute) PhD fellowship, he joined our lab in 2015. Funded by an Aspirant FNRS grant, he is currently working on microglia development.
FLAMAND, Véronique (Véronique Flamand Group)
PhD
Principal Investigator
Véronique was trained as biologist at ULB. She was a post-doctoral fellow at N.I.H.-N.I.A.I.D. (MA, U.S.A.). She is now Professor at ULB, she is teaching Immunology. She is conducting several preclinical studies on innate and adaptive Immunity. She has a strong expertise on dendritic cells and T-cell activation in early life and in tumor models.
FRAIKIN, Audrey (Eric Muraille Group)
BSc
Master Student
Audrey joined the lab in 2020. The title of his Master thesis project is : Characterization of a live attenuated vaccine candidate against brucellosis in mice.
GABRILO, Jelena (Oberdan Leo Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Jelena joined the lab in January 2019. She obtained a grant from the Télévie and her work aims at the identification of regulatory pathways that oppose a therapeutic response to anti-PD1 treatment in murine tumor models.
GORIELY, Stanislas (Stanislas Goriely Group)
PhD, MD
Principal Investigator
Stanislas was trained as a medical doctor at the ULB. He is a FNRS senior research associate. His initial works focused on the regulation of interleukin-12 family members during health and disease. Recent works address the developmental plasticity of the mononuclear phagocyte system and the control of cytokine production in the context of infection, chronic inflammation and cancer.
GUEYDAN, Cyril (Cyril Gueydan Group)
PhD
Principal Investigator
Cyril was trained as a molecular biologist at the University of Montpellier (France) and at ULB. He is now associate professor at ULB where he teaches molecular Biology. Cyril has a long-standing interest in studying the post-transcriptional mechanisms controlling gene expression in eukaryotic organisms. His work is mainly focused on the control of mRNA stability and translation.
HANOT MAMBRES, Delphine (Eric Muraille Group)
PhD
Previous Lab Member
Delphine was funded by FNRS and completed a thesis from 2010 to 2014 entitled: "Relationship between Brucella melitensis and the associated immune response after intranasal infection in mice"
HASTIR, Jean-François (Véronique Flamand Group)
PhD
Previous Lab Member
Jean-François is a biomedical scientist who joined the lab in 2015 and completed his PhD Thesis in 2020. He was funded by a Télévie grant to study the immunological mechanisms involved in Hepatic Regeneration. He is now post-doc in the "Laboratory of Myeloid Cell Biology in Tissue Homeostasis and Regeneration" of Martin Guilliams (UGent - VIB) to study the Biology of Kuppfer Cells.
HODY, Clara (Cyril Gueydan Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Clara joined the lab in 2019. She obtained a FNRS aspirant Scholarship to study the role of mRNA 3’Untranslated region in translation dependent stress adaptation. Clara works under the joined supervision of Cyril Gueydan (Laboratoire de Biologie moléculaire du gene, ULB) and Mathieu Defrance (IBI2, ULB).
HUSSEIN, Hind (Fabienne Andris Group)
PhD
Previous Lab Member
Hind is a molecular biologist who joined the lab in 2016 and completed her PhD Thesis in 2020. She was funded by a FRIA scholarship to study the mechanisms that regulate the specification of intestinal regulatory T cells. Her work was published in Frontiers in Immunology, 2020. She is now Postdoctoral research scientist in the laboratory of Prof Guy Boeckxstaens at KU Leuven, where she works on intestinal inflammation
JIANG, Yiwei (Arnaud Marchant Group)
MSc
PhD Student
KÖHLER , Arnaud (Véronique Flamand Group)
PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Arnaud joined the lab in 2011 as a PhD student in Biomedical Science with a F.R.I.A. grant. He co-discovered the neonatal precursors of type 1 conventional dendritic cells. He developed a strong expertise on the impact of microbiota on neonatal pre-cDC1. He is now conducting preclinical research on the cross-talk between maternal microenvironment and the neonatal pre-cDC1.
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LA, Caroline (Stanislas Goriely Group)
MD
Previous Lab Member
Caroline is training in internal medicine with an interest in nephrology. She obtained an FNRS Research fellowship to work initially on the molecular mechanisms regulating ischemia-reperfusion injury under the supervision of Alain Le Moine. Supported by the Fonds Erasme, she then worked in the lab on gut and skin immune homeostasis in a model of spontaneous inflammation. Caroline defended her PhD work on September 9 2020 and published her work in JCI Insight and Mucosal Immunology
LAGNEAUX, Laurence (Clinical Cellular Therapy Research Laboratory (LTCC))
PhD
Principal Investigator
LAMRISSI, Amin (Mostafa Chamekh Group)
MD
PhD Student
Amin obtained his medical degree in gynecology at the UH2 of Casablanca. He is preparing his PhD in co-ownership (ULB-UH2) on epidemiology of bacterial infections in mother-infant pair
LE, Aurore (Stanislas Goriely Group)
MD
Previous Lab Member
Aurore joined the lab in 2016. She graduated as a dermatologist and obtained a FRIA scholarship to work on physiopathology of psoriasis. She is using the classical imiquimod-induced skin inflammation model to look at the role of JNK1 in different cellular compartments. Aurore defended her PhD on December 1, 2020 and published her work in Frontiers in Immunology
LE MOINE, Marie (Stanislas Goriely Group)
MD
PhD Student
Marie joined the lab in 2018. She is training in internal medicine and obtained a fellowship from the FNRS to work on the transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of CD8 T cell differentiation. In particular, she is studying the role of Eomes in infection and tumor models.
LEO, Oberdan (Oberdan Leo Group)
PhD
Principal Investigator
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LEPEZ, Anouk (Fabienne Andris Group)
PhD
Previous Lab Member
Anouk joined the lab in 2016. She was recipient of a FRIA scholarship to investigate the interplay between T cell metabolism and immune function. She has demonstrated that AMP-activated kinase controls mitochondrial fitness and promotes the proliferative capacity of T cells (published in Sc. Reports, 2020). She pursues her work as a Postdoc in the lab. of Prof. P. Romero at the University of Lausanne,where she develops new protocols of CAR-T cell development through modulation of cell metabolism
LEWALLE, Philippe (Experimental Haematology Laboratory (HEMEXP))
MD
Principal Investigator
LI, Shuang (Michel Braun Group)
MSc
PhD Student
LIANG, Manfei (Cyril Gueydan Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Manfei obtained a Msc from Shandong University (China). In 2015, she obtained a scholarship from China Scholarship Council and joined the lab to prepare a PhD on the control of mRNA translation under hypoxic conditions.
LOBO, Milan (Stanislas Goriely Group)
BSc
Master Student
Milan is a master student in Molecular Biology (Faculty of Sciences). He is doing his master thesis on human Tumor-associated macrophages under the supervision of Aurélie Detavernier.
MA, Ling (David Vermijlen Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Ling obtained her master from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She joined the team of David Vermijlen in November 2015 and is currently finalising her PhD. Her main project is the role of γδ T cells in congenital infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. In addition, she is working on the activation of human γδ T cells by drugs based on mistletoe-extracts.
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MACHELART, Arnaud (Eric Muraille Group)
PhD
Previous Lab Member
Arnaud was funded by FRIA and completed a thesis from 2012 to 2016 entitled: "Impact de l'asthme allergique et de l'infection par Trypanosoma brucei sur le contrôle de l’infection par Brucella melitensis chez la souris"
MARCHANT, Arnaud (Arnaud Marchant Group)
PhD, MD
Principal Investigator
MARTENS, Vincent (Stanislas Goriely Group)
MSc
Technician
Vincent joined the lab in 2020 to help with the development of the humanized mice platform. He manages the numerous mouse colonies of the team.
MASCART, Françoise (Françoise Mascart Group)
PhD, MD
Principal Investigator
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MISEROCCHI, Magali (Valérie Wittamer Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Magali obtained her bachelor degree in biomedical science at Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2016. She’s currently doing her thesis in our lab.
MONTANARI, Alice (Valérie Wittamer Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Alice obtained her Master degree in Experimental and Applied Biology from the University of Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) in July 2019. She joined our laboratory in November 2019 as a PhD student.
MOSER, Muriel (Guillaume Oldenhove Group)
PhD
University Professor
MURAILLE, Eric (Eric Muraille Group)
PhD
Principal Investigator
Eric was trained as a Biological at the ULB. He is a FNRS senior research associate. Eric is mainly devoted to the theoretical and experimental study of the pathogenic host relationship in the model of infection by the Brucella bacteria in mice, as well as to the teaching of Immunology. He also tries to contribute to scientific communication as well as to the development of the theory of evolution.
NAVARRO GARCIA, Leticia (Michel Braun Group)
BSc
Master Student
NGUYEN, Muriel (Stanislas Goriely Group)
BSc
Technician
Muriel has a broad expertise with cell culture, basic and advanced molecular biology, sample preparation… She also plays a key role in the managment of the lab.
OLDENHOVE, Guillaume (Guillaume Oldenhove Group)
PhD
Principal Investigator
After his PhD at ULB on the control of immune responses by regulatory T cells, Guillaume moved in 2007 as a visiting research fellow in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, to study the mechanisms that govern regulatory T cells plasticity. After his post-doc, he returns to ULB and focus his work on mechanisms controlling the development of inflammatory responses in tissues, with particular emphasis on the gastrointestinal tract and adipose tissue
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OLISLAGERS, Véronique (Arnaud Marchant Group)
MSc
Researcher
PAPADOPOULOU, Maria (David Vermijlen Group)
PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Maria joined the lab in October 2015. She is a pharmacist and obtained a FRIA scholarship (FNRS) for her thesis entitled ‘Thymic development and peripheral functional polarisation of human Vγ9Vδ2 T cells’ (supervisor David Vermijlen). She currently continues to work on γδ T cells, including the investigation of their role in biliary atresia (a liver disease affecting young children) and placental malaria infection.
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PAULART, Frédéric (Stanislas Goriely Group, Arnaud Marchant Group, Michel Braun Group, Véronique Flamand Group)
Administrative staff
Fred is our lab manager; he has multiple key roles in the institute, including maintaining and developing the technological platforms and ensuring the best environment for the researchers.
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PEDRON, Annabelle (Stanislas Goriely Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Annabelle obtained her Master in Immunology in Paris. She joined the lab in 2021 to start a PhD on functional reprogramming of human macrophages in the tumor microenvironment.
POTEMBERG, Georges (Eric Muraille Group)
PhD
Previous Lab Member
Georges was funded by FRIA and completed a thesis from 2016 to 2020 entitled: " Identification des gènes bactériens indispensables lors d’une infection pulmonaire par Brucella dans le modèle expérimental murin"
POZO GOMEZ, Jennifer (Valérie Wittamer Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Jennifer obtained her Master degree in Biological Medicine from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in June 2017. She joined our laboratory in October 2017 as a PhD student. Jennifer is studying the role of chemerin in tumorigenesis.
PUTIGNANO, Antonella (Arnaud Marchant Group)
MD
PhD Student
RAMI, Abdelkader (Stanislas Goriely Group)
Administrative staff
Abdel is in charge of the maintenance of the equipments in the institute.
ROVIRA, Mireia (Valérie Wittamer Group)
PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mireia obtained her PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Josep Planas at the University of Barcelona in 2016. In 2017 she joined the Evolutive Immunology research group led by Dr. Nerea Roher at the Biotechnology and Biomedicine Institute in a collaborative project with Dr. María Isabel Pividori’s laboratory at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), to develop fish biosensors. Since 2018, she joined our lab as a postdoctoral researcher to work on microglia development and neuroregeneration.
SANCHEZ, Guillem (David Vermijlen Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Guillem obtained a Master in Advanced Immunology (University of Barcelona) and started as a PhD student in the team of David Vermijlen in October 2019. His primary research topic is the molecular understanding of the generation of human innate γδ T cells. He is investigating as well the role of γδ T cells in sepsis in infants and is involved, via external collaborations, in other projects such as the repertoire analysis of unconventional αβ T cells.
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SHALA, Valdrin (Stanislas Goriely Group)
BSc
Previous Lab Member
Valdrin has decided to join our lab during his final year of medicine. He worked under the supervision of Marie Le Moine on T cell exhaustion in a model of hepatocarcinoma.
SHARMA, Shilpee (Arnaud Marchant Group)
PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
SMOUT, Justine (Véronique Flamand Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Justine is a biomedical scientist who started her PhD in 2016. She is funded by an ULB-ARC grant. She is working on the impact of maternal probiotic supplementation on the development of allergic inflammatory responses in neonates.
SPLITTGERBER, Marion (Stanislas Goriely Group)
MSc
Previous Lab Member
Marion is specialized in bio-informatics. She helps the different teams to process and analyse transcriptomic and epigenetic data.
TAFESSE, Yohannes (David Vermijlen Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Yohannes obtained his master's in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Pavia. He joined the team of David Vermijlen in November 2019. In close collaboration with the team of Véronique Flamand, he is investigating the role of the (maternal) microbiome in the development and function of γδ T cells in an early-life mouse model, and whether this can be modulated by the maternal administration of probiotics.
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TAQUIN, Anaëlle (Guillaume Oldenhove Group)
BSc
Previous Lab Member
Anaëlle has a strong background in Flow Cytometry and FACS data analysis. She has also a strong expertise with mouse models and in vivo studies.
TATON, Martin (Arnaud Marchant Group)
MSc
PhD Student
THIRIARD, Anaïs (Arnaud Marchant Group)
PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
THOMAS, Séverine (Stanislas Goriely Group)
BSc
Technician
Séverine has a strong expertise in immunomonitoring. She is in charge of the Flow Cytometry and cell sorting platform.
TORRES , David (Véronique Flamand Group)
PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
David is a biologist who obtained his PhD at the Université of Orléans (France). He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute Pasteur of Lille. In 2009, he joined the lab where he co-discovered the neonatal precursors of type 1 conventional dendritic cells. He has a strong expertise in Flow cytometry and preclinical models of microbial infections.
VALENTIN, Clara (Véronique Flamand Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Clara is a biomedical scientist who joined the lab in 2019 with an ULB-ARC grant. Her PhD thesis project is dedicated to the study of maternal probiotic supplementation on Listeria monocytogenes infection in the offspring.
VERMIJLEN, David (David Vermijlen Group)
PhD
Principal Investigator
After his PhD at the VUB on natural killer cells of the liver, David went to London for a post-doc in the laboratory of Prof. Adrian Hayday at King’s College to investigate human γδ T cells (2003-2006). After his return to Belgium, David continued to work on γδ T cells at the ULB, with a focus on their role and ontogeny in early life. He is associate professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy since 2012.
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VILAIN, Laurence (Stanislas Goriely Group, Arnaud Marchant Group, Michel Braun Group, Véronique Flamand Group)
Administrative staff
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VILLANUEVA ALCANTARA, Aresio (Stanislas Goriely Group)
MSc
PhD Student
Aresio joined the lab in 2019 as a PhD student. He works on the role of innate lymphoid cells in chronic inflammation in collaboration with the teams of Guillaume Oldenhove and Cyril Gueydan.
VITRY, Marie-Alice (Eric Muraille Group)
PhD
Previous Lab Member
Marie-Alice was funded by FNRS and completed a thesis from 2009 to 2013 entitled: " On the components of adaptive immune response involved in the control of a primary and secondary infection by Brucella melitensis"
VOGEL, Isabel (Oberdan Leo Group)
PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Isabel obtained her PhD in biomedical science at the KUL and joined the lab in 2016. She is working on characterizing (regulatory) T-cell heterogeneity during autoimmunity.
VU DUC, Ines (Arnaud Marchant Group)
MSc
Technician
WEICHSELBAUM, Laura (Stanislas Goriely Group)
MD
PhD Student
Laura joined the lab in 2015 as an FNRS Research fellow. She is trained as a gastro-enterologist and works with patients that suffer from hepatic cirrhosis. Her project aims at the identification of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that contribute to the susceptibility of these patients to infection. This project is led in collaboration with Thierry Gustot (hôpital Erasme and Laboratoire de Gastro-entérologie expérimentale).
WELBA, Dansala (Arnaud Marchant Group)
MSc
PhD Student
WILLARD-GALLO, Karen (Molecular Immunology Laboratory (MIU))
PhD
Principal Investigator
WITTAMER , Valérie (Valérie Wittamer Group)
PhD
Principal Investigator
Valérie performed her graduate work in the laboratory of Marc Parmentier at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) where she identified chemerin as the endogenous ligand of the orphan G protein-coupled receptor ChemR23. She then joined the laboratory of David Traver at University of California at San Diego (UCSD) where she developed novel zebrafish transgenic lines that provided new insights into the cellular biology of the zebrafish hematopoietic system. She started her own laboratory in 2014.
ZAHRA, Aicha (Mostafa Chamekh Group)
BSc
Master Student
Zahra is currently preparing her master degree in biomedical sciences, ULB
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