Thierry Jouault obtained his M.S. degree in 1983 in human biology, immunology, and immunopathology. In 1986, he completed his D.E.R.B.H. Diploma in research on human biology, specialized in immunology. In 1987, Jouault received his M.S. degree in immunology, and, in 1991, he received his Ph.D. degree for a thesis on immunology and immunopathology in the context of AIDS. In 1999, he received an H.D.R. degree on the role of glycans in the interaction and modulation of immune response. Jouault currently works as a Full-Time Researcher at Inserm and Scientific Director of the Inserm Unit 995, Team 2. Jouault began his research studies on the immunopathology field of parasitic infection at Pasteur Institute in Lille, France. His topic was to characterize new receptor for IgE expressed by macrophages and platelets. He moved to Paris for his Ph.D. thesis on immunology. After obtaining a position at Inserm as a Full Researcher, he moved to Lille, France, where he developed a topic on interaction of macrophages and glycans expressed by the yeast Candida albicans. During this period, Jouault evidenced the role of glycans and lectins in the physiopathology of candidiasis and the importance of glycans and glycoconjugates in the interaction of microbes with innate cells. The current topic of the research developed in the team is the understanding of the role of glycans in innate and adaptive immunity. It is related mainly to fungal glycans whose importance in the pathophysiology of candidiasis has been demonstrated and also the influence of lectin pathway on the inflammation, particularly in the context of Crohn’s disease.
Biography Updated on 6 December 2013