Towards a Genetic Theory of Infectious Diseases
Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, December 17, 2009
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein
There is no 12:15 PM session of this presentation.
Jean Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD
Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases
Rockefeller Branch, The Rockefeller University
Visiting Professor, Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases
Necker Branch, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche
Dr. Casanova received his M.D. from the University of Paris René Descartes in 1987 and his Ph.D. in immunology from the University of Paris Pierre and Marie Curie in 1992, after being trained at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Lausanne.
Following a residency in pediatrics in Paris, he completed a clinical fellowship in the pediatric immunology-hematology unit of the Necker Medical School in Paris. In 1999 he was appointed a professor of pediatrics at Necker, where, with Dr. Abel, he cofounded and codirected the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases. He was appointed professor at Rockefeller in 2008.
Dr. Casanova was an international research scholar with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 2005 to 2008 and is a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is the recipient of the 2008 Richard Lounsbery Award from the French and American Academies of Sciences and a Professor Lucien Dautrebande Pathophysiology Foundation Prize from the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine in 2004.
This grand rounds is hosted by the Division of Infectious Diseases.
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