1991 - 1992 : MSc Degree, Medical Biology - University of Bucharest, Romania
1994 - 1995 : MSc Degree, Structure and function of integrated biological systems, Université Paris XI, Orsay, France
1998 : Advanced Diploma in Immunology, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France
1996 - 2000 : PhD Degree, Immunology, Université Paris XI, Orsay, and INSERM Unit 430, Paris, France
2001 - 2006 : Post doctoral training, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
2006 - to date : Research Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
The research program of my laboratory, at the interface between immunology and virology, aims to characterize the functional heterogeneity of CD4+ T-cells and dendritic cells (DC) during homeostasis and HIV pathogenesis. State of the art techniques in polychromatic flow cytometry and systems biology are used toward the identification of new biomarkers and molecular mechanisms associated with HIV permissiveness versus resistance in primary cells. Our results are highly relevant for current research priorities toward eradication of HIV viral reservoirs and the design of new potent DC-based HIV vaccines.