Jean-Christophe Paillart attended Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France, where he received his M.A. degree in molecular and cellular biology in 1991. He then began his graduate career in the Laboratory of Bernard and Chantal Ehresmann, studying the dimerization of HIV-1 genomic RNA and its role in viral replication. After a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Heinrich Göttlinger at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA, where he studied the role of the matrix protein in HIV-1 assembly, he joined the Laboratory of Roland Marque, CNRS, University of Strasbourg, France, with whom he is currently directing a team titled Retroviruses and RNA Viruses at the Molecular and Cellular Biology Institute. His research activities cover many aspects of molecular virology and in particular the role of the dimerization of HIV-1 genomic RNA in viral replication as well as the relationship between the Vif and APOBEC-3G antiviral factor in regards to viral assembly.
Biography Updated on 7 September 2011