The Pasteur Museum is housed in the apartment where Louis Pasteur spent his final seven years and offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the living and working environment of the world-renowned scientist. Visitors can gain a unique insight into his everyday life alongside his wife and can admire his rich and diverse scientific work.
The Institut Pasteur’s scientific strategy focuses on developing original and innovative topics and promoting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation and approaches. The Institut Pasteur teams have access to the technological resources needed to speed up and further improve the quality of their outstanding research.
Ever since the introduction of the world’s first "Technical Microbiology" course in 1889, teaching has been a priority for the Institut Pasteur. The Institut Pasteur has an international reputation for quality teaching that attracts students from all over the world who come to further their training or top up their degree programs.
James Philip Di Santo (Institut Pasteur), Research Director at Inserm, Head of the Innate Immunity Unit.
James Di Santo, born in 1961 in Philadelphia (USA) is an INSERM Director of Research, classe exceptionnelle, expert in innate and adaptive immunity, immune deficiency and autoimmunity. He is a Professor of Immunology at the Institut Pasteur where he heads the Innate Immunity Unit.
James Di Santo received his Ph.D. in Immunology at Cornell University in New York City in 1989 and his M.D. at Cornell University Medical College in 1991. He completed postdoctoral training in Paris (1992-1994) and as an EMBO Fellow in Cologne, Germany (1995).
After moving to the Institut Pasteur in 1999, James Di Santo was Director of the Immunology Department from 2002 to 2006. He has been the Director of the INSERM Unit 668 since 2005.
In 2010-2011, he was a visiting scientist at the NIH in the Experimental Immunology Branch (Pr. A. Singer). James Di Santo is also a Member of the American Association of Immunologists, the French Society of Immunology and the Society for Natural Immunity. He is co-founder of the start-up company AXENIS specializing in ‘humanized’ mouse models for biomedical research.
HONORS AND AWARDS
James Di Santo received the Grand Challenge Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2005-2011), the Jean-Paul Binet Prize from the Fondation de la Recherche Médicale in 2006, the Jacques Oudin Prize from the French Society of Immunology in 2009 and the Distinguished Alumnus Award, from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in 2013.
Updated on 25/02/2014
Welcome to Pasteur Museum
The Pasteur Museum is located at the Institut Pasteur, situated at:
25 rue du Docteur Roux
75015 Paris, France