I undertook a BSc degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Toulon in France during which I became very interested in Immunology. Therefore, I decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Integrated Immunology and I joined Uhlig’s group in April 2020 to carry out my master’s thesis in Uhlig’s lab. During my project, I investigated how cellular immune responses towards different viral and bacterial pathogens involve the endosomal pathways. The results bridge the gap between the virology and bacteriology fields and provide new insights into how viruses and bacteria use the endosomal pathway to infect cells.
Since October 2020, I’ve been working in the lab as a research assistant. Currently, I am working on a project that aims to define the cellular basis of joint and gut inflammation in paediatric cohorts of inflammatory bowel disease and juvenile idiopathic arthritis by analysing target tissue using an integrated systems-based approach. We aim to develop a cellular atlas of each tissue, with the geographic distribution of cells and gene expression profiles for inflamed tissues across these two diseases, and highlight both similarities and differences in the cellular basis of inflammation.