The HIV/AIDS epidemic represents more than ever a public health threat worldwide. About 35 million people are living with HIV/AIDS as of the end of 2012, most of them originating from emerging countries. Our work focuses on cellular and molecular aspects of HIV-1 replication, and on the mechanisms of recognition of HIV-infected cells by the immune system. Three close and complementary axes of research characterize our scientific activities.



  • the impact of HIV-1 infection on the biology of T cells

  • the mechanisms of cell-to-cell viral spread

  • the interplay between viruses and the immune system.


We are also investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the replication of Chikungunya virus.

Practical Information

We are based at the Pasteur Institute in Paris (France) 28, rue du Dr Roux, close to the "Pasteur" and "Volontaires" metro stations.

Our lab is located on the 4th floor of the Lwoff building (building n° 22 on the map below). 



How to get to Pasteur Institute

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