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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.


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.

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.