Team

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Felice Alessio Bava
Felice Alessio Bava

Alessio is the Princinpal Investigator of the group. He graduated in Medical Biotechnology from the Universities of Rome "La Sapienza" and "Tor Vergata" (Italy). For his pre-doctoral and early post-doctoral studies, he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Raul Mendez at the Center for Genomic Regulation and Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona, Spain. In collaboration with the group of Dr. Juan Valcarcel, he studied mechanisms of pre-mRNA processing and mRNA translation. 

He then moved to California, where he joined Prof. Garry Nolan lab at Stanford University for his post-doctoral training. While there, Alessio increased the resolution of his studies to a single cell level by mass-cytometry, multiplexed imaging and sequencing. He aims at better understanding the molecular cross-talk between cancer and immune cells.
Alessio enjoys spending his free time with family and friends, he loves camping in the wildness, hiking, or just relaxing with good food and wine. Depending on the context, he loves to listen to classical music, techno music and, among the classics, Pink Floyd.

 

Eric Cramer
Eric Cramer

Eric Cramer is a doctoral student at Université PSL (Paris). He received his Master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University in the United States. For his Master’s project he focused on developing predictive clustering algorithms for use in hospital settings. 

He joined Dr. Bava’s laboratory in October 2018, where he is implementing and applying 3D in situ imaging methods to investigate the immune response to cancer.

In his free time Eric enjoys camping, playing music, and spending time with family and friends. He loves sports, and he competed for the Stanford University wrestling team at the Division I level.

 

Lucas Herissant
Lucas Herissant

Lucas Herissant is a DIM-ELICIT postdoctoral fellow. He received his Master’s degree in Genetics from the University of Paris Diderot – VII in France. For his doctoral studies, he joined Dr. Catherine Dargemont’s lab in the Jacques Monod Institute (IJM, University of Paris Diderot – VII, France), where he focused on the role of Histone H2B ubiquitination in mRNA maturation.

He received his postdoctoral training at Stanford University (California, USA) where he joined Dr. Gavin Sherlock’s lab (Genetics Department). Through an innovative single-cell DNA barcoding system, he investigated the spectrum of mutations in different environments along with their fitness and pleiotropic effects.

He joined Dr. Bava’s laboratory in May 2018, where he is applying and further implementing single-cell barcoding technologies to study the immune response to cancer cells.

Lucas appreciates the company of family and friends around a coupe of champagne, a glass of wine or a pint of beer. He loves sports, not only watching but also playing. He played football and practiced Judo during his youth. Now he plays Handball.

 

Giulio Prevedello
Giulio Prevedello

Giulio is a post-doctoral fellow at Dr. Bava’s lab. After his studies in mathematics (BSc at Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy) and probability in theory (MSc at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France), in 2014 he joined the Hamilton Institute (Maynooth University, IE) to carry out a MSCA-funded PhD in quantitative biology. Under the supervision of Prof. Ken Duffy, and collaborating with Prof. Phil Hodgkin’s lab (Walter Eliza Hall Institute, AU), Giulio developed a mathematical framework for the analysis of T lymphocytes. The data analysed were obtained from a multiplex clonal assay method for single-cells with generational information, based on flow cytometry. In collaboration with Dr. Leila Perié (Institut Curie, FR), this technology has also been applied to study haematopoietic stem cells differentiation.

As a member of Bava’s team, Giulio develops the quantitative aspect of experimental methods (e.g. multiplex imaging, mass cytometry), and performs the statistical analysis on the data in output to study the immune system in cancer settings.

Giulio is quite sociable but cannot speak while cooking. Occasionally, he can be found attending gigs and concerts in Paris, but once a week he turns into a couch potato.

 

Anne Reynaud Angelin
Anne Reynaud-Angelin

Anne Reynaud-Angelin is a research engineer recruited at the Institute Curie on July 1st, 1983 by Dr. Ethel Moustacchi. She has contributed to many projects of research on DNA damage induced by UVA / B / C and  repair mechanisms. This work has led to major breakthroughs on the genotoxicological factors that predispose to cancer in human cells and also helped to draw attention to the risks associated with the use of UVA in UV cabins.

 

She joined Dr. Bava's lab in April 2018 as lab-manager. Anne enjoys traveling, hiking, good red wine and whiskey particularly Japanese. She loves cooking good food for her family and friends, she is a big fan of the 80's and 90's music.

 

Kerstin Wendland
Kerstin Wendland

Kerstin is a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Bava. During her undergraduate studies in Biology (BSc at University of Münster, Germany) and Biomedicine (MSc at Medical School Hannover, Germany) she became interested in understanding the immune system in health and disease, and thus joined the group of Prof. William Agace (Lund University, Sweden) where she obtained her PhD in immunology in 2018.
In her PhD work, Kerstin investigated the interactions of immune cells and stromal cells during T cell development and cytotoxic T cell activation, with particular focus on the role of the transcriptional regulator retinoic acid.

Kerstin joined Dr. Bava’s lab in March 2019, where she is using multiplexed imaging to study the immune response to melanoma cells and the molecular mechanisms underlying melanoma tumorigenesis.
She likes hiking and being outdoors (as long as temperatures do not exceed 25°C) and enjoys being with her friends and family, both at home and during road trips through Scandinavia.

Francesca Zaniboni
Francesca Zaniboni

Francesca is an assistant engineer. She graduated in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical technology from Turin University (Italy). During her Master level-2 she was involved in a one year project about the purification and the characterization of a human membrane protein (HSD17B7). After graduation, she registered to the professional order of pharmacy and became a qualified pharmacist.

Francesca joined Dr. BAVA’s laboratory in October 2018, where she is developing technology for 3D intact-tissue RNA sequencing.

She likes riding horses and competed in show jumping during her youth. She loves spending her free time with her family and friends, and she likes to travel.