Yasmine Belkaid

Belkaid, Yasmine 2016 120Yasmine Belkaid obtained her Ph.D. in 1996 from the Pasteur Institute in France in the laboratory of Dr. Genevieve Milon exploring innate immune responses to parasites. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under the supervision of Dr. David Sacks she joined the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation in Cincinnati as an assistant professor.
In 2005, she joined NIAID and was appointed Senior Scientist in 2008. She is currently the chief of the Mucosal Immunology section and co-directs the trans-NIH metaorganism initiative.  
Her work explores mechanisms that regulate host immune responses to pathogens at barrier sites and revealed key roles for the microbiota and dietary factors in the maintenance of tissue immunity and homeostasis.

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