►Where are you from originally, and where did you go to school?
Grew up in France where I got my education (M.D. and Ph.D during my senior residency)
►What is your current position?
Professor of Immunology and Microbiology
►Why did you decide to become a researcher?
Intellectual interest in understanding the diseases I was diagnosing and treating
►What is the “Big Picture” of what you study?
Understand the molecular mechanisms of autoimmunity to provide new therapeutic interventions
►What is your favorite aspect of your research?
The day to day feed of experimental results
► What do you hope to achieve with your research?
Early diagnosis of T1D during the pre-clinical phase, and define effective therapies of blockade
►What groups are you involved in?
American College of Rheumatology
American association of Immunology
The American Society for Clinical Investigation
►When not in the lab what are your favorite hobbies/activities?
Mountain biking, running, and sculpture