Christian A. Devaux works currently as the Director of the CPBS infectious diseases laboratory in Montpellier, France, where a large spectrum of research work in retrovirology, bacteriology, and vector-borne pathogens, is developed. Following his Ph.D. training in immunology at the University of Marseille, France, Devaux completed a 2-year (1983–1985) Postdoc at the NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA. From 1985 to 1988, he worked at the Marseille Immunology Center. Next, he joined an INSERM laboratory, where he developed a research group on the study of HIV replication cycle. Since the early 90s, he has moved to Montpellier University, France, where he set up a research group working on human retroviruses (HIV, HTLV). Until 2006, he served as the Director of a CNRS laboratory (6 research groups), the main research objectives of which being the understanding of human and animal retroviruses replication cycle. Since January 2007, Devaux has been in charge to set up a new laboratory, the CPBS (CNRS UMR5236-UM1-UM2), 11 research groups with the main objectives of which being virology, bacteriology, and biophysics/pharmacology. He will continue to serve as the Director of the CPBS for the next 4 years. Devaux has published about 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers (including papers in Nature, Nature Biotechnology, EMBO Journal, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Blood, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, The Journal of Immunology, European Journal of Immunology, The Journal of Virology, Virology, and Retrovirology). He also serves as Ad Hoc Reviewer for several scientific journals. Beside his lab duties, Devaux has served as the Director of the French CNRS life sciences (about 300 CNRS laboratories and 12000 researchers) and the Director of Biology and Health Department at the French Ministry of Education and Research.
Biography Updated on 19 September 2011