Faculty of Science
My research group is interested in understanding the interplay established between bacteria and their host during infection.
We are currently focusing on the enteropathogen Shigella flexneri, which use a Type Three Secretion Apparatus (T3SA) to inject some of its proteins inside human intestinal cells. Our main interests are:
T3SA functioning and regulation;
bacterial strategies for hijacking the biological processes of the host;
bacterial and host adaptation at play during infection. Our long-term objective is to identify novel therapeutic avenues to treat infectious diseases.
Keywords: gastrointestinal infections caused by bacteria of the Shigella genus and other Escherichia coli.
Areas of Expertise:
French and English