Un événement organisé par


  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Institut Pasteur


Yasmine Belkaid was born in Algiers in 1968. Her father is Algerian and her mother French. She is also an American citizen. Yasmine Belkaid holds a master's degree in biochemistry from the Algerian University of Science and Technology Houari-Boumédiène, as well as a DEA from the University of Paris-Sud. She obtained her doctorate in immunology from the University of Paris-Sud and the Institut Pasteur in 1996, where she studied innate immune responses to infection by Leishmania. She then moved to the United States to do a postdoctoral fellowship in the biology of intracellular parasites in the Parasitic Diseases Laboratory at NIAID (NIH). In 2002, she joined the Department of Molecular Immunology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Ohio, USA), before returning to NIAID in 2005 as head of the Mucosal Immunology Unit in the Parasitic Diseases Laboratory. From 2005 onwards, she held various positions at NIAID and NIH. Since 2021, she has headed the Department of Host Immunity and Microbiome. Yasmine Belkaid has published over 220 scientific articles on infection, immunity, immunology, microbiota and nutrition. She has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Robert Koch Prize (2021), the Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences (2019) and the Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Prize (2016). She is a member of several scientific committees and councils, including the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, as well as the Microbiome Technical Advisory Group of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the NIH Anti-Racism Steering Committee, the American Society of Microbiology and Genentech's Scientific Resource Board.