PhD in Immunology
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dr Benoît Malleret’s lab focuses on the role of the erythrocyte compartment in the bone marrow and in peripheral blood during bacterial infections. The goal of this research is to understand how red blood cells influence bacterial spreading, and the impact of cross-talk between the erythroid niche and the innate immune system on the control of bacterial infections. In addition, this research will probe deeper into the question of how infections can affect red blood cell biology. Dr Malleret’s other area of expertise is in the field of malaria cell tropism and malaria zoonosis and his lab also focuses on identifying the receptors involved in barrier species at cellular and host level.