Research groups

Name Research Topic
Renaud Du Pasquier, MD Full Professor Laboratory of Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis
Caroline Pot, MD Assistant Professor Laboratory of Experimental Neuroimmunology


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an auto-inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, where all components of the immune system, innate and adaptive, are involved. In addition to genetic factors, environmental ones play a crucial role in triggering this complex disease.


In the Laboratories of neuroinflammation, we examine how environmental factors, among which Epstein-Barr virus, gut microbiome or cholesterol metabolites favor autoreactivity of B and T cells. To tackle our hypothesis, we use different approaches including animal models, namely the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, human samples analysis (blood, cerebrospinal fluid, urine, stools) of MS patients and a human in vitro model of MS brain, using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPCS).

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