Jean Francois Fonteneau was born in Montaigu, France, in 1971. He received the M.A. degree in cellular biology from Rennes University, Rennes, France, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree from Nantes University, Nantes, France, in 1999. During his thesis training, he studied CD8+ T lymphocytes response against melanoma in the Laboratory of F. Jotereau. He then joined Nina Bhardwaj's Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA, from 2000 to 2003, where he studied dendritic cells biology, notably cross-presentation of viral antigens, and interactions between virus/myeloid DC/plasmacytoid DC. In 2003, he returned to F. Jotereau Laboratory to identify new melanoma epitopes recognized by CD8+ and CD4+ T cells. In 2009, Fonteneau joined Dr. M. Gregoire's Laboratory, INSERMU892, Nantes, France, to study immune response against pleural mesothelioma.
Biography Updated on 2 May 2011