Anne L. Astier graduated in immunology (with a Ph.D. degree on Fc gamma receptor biology with Doctors J.L. Teillaud and W.H. Fridman) from University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France in 1994. Astier then performed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, in the laboratory of Dr. A. Freedman on integrin functions in human B cells. In 1997, she obtained an academic tenured faculty position at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the INSERM U503 headed by Dr. C. Rabourdin-Combe, Lyon, France. Astier developed there the project on the role of CD46 in T cell activation. Astier has worked on integrins and B cells for 2 more years before going back to T cells and CD46 in the context of autoimmunity (multiple sclerosis) with Dr. D. Hafler, where she became a faculty member as an Instructor in neurology at Harvard Medical School. Astier joined the University of Edinburgh in 2007, where she became an Academic Fellow, and pursued the studies on the role of CD46 in T cell activation.
Biography Updated on 31 October 2012