Having gained a PhD in Cellular Microbiology from the faculty of Pharmacy at Paris-Sud XI in 2010, Chris pursued research into host-pathogen interactions in tuberculosis in the group of Priscille Brodin and Roland Brosch at the Pasteur Institute of Lille and Paris, respectively.
Area of interest
Chris joined the team of Maximiliano Gutierrez at the Francis Crick Institute in 2017, where he now studies the zoonotic aspects and the establishment of extra-pulmonary form of tuberculosis. Those projects employ a multi-disciplinary approach using a combination of cell biology, imaging, microbiological, immunological experiments as well as histopathological analysis of clinical tissue samples. Chris has a particular focus on, understanding the clinical relevance of multinucleated giant cells in the species-specific disease outcome, or defining the role of lymphatics in the granulomatous inflammation and the systemic dissemination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Outside the lab
When out of the lab, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, travelling and discovering cities and countries as well as performing experimental photography.
Multinucleated bovine cells infected with Mycobacterium bovis (confocal microscopy image, Blue: Nuclei, Green: Actin, Red: Mycobacterium bovis).
Superposition of human lymph node tissue stained with hematoxylin and eosin (gray) and with fluorescent marker of cells (blue: Nuclei) and lymphatic endothelial cells (LYVE-1: green and Podoplanin: red).