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Mohamed-Ali Hakimi

Research director in parasitology, Inserm

Mohamed-Ali Hakimi received his PhD in plant molecular biology from the University of Grenoble Alpes (UGA), France, in 2000. He was then appointed as a postdoctoral fellow at the Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA). In 2004, he was appointed as a permanent scientist at the French Institute of Public Health INSERM, where he is currently Research Director. He leads the Host-Pathogen Interactions and Infection Immunity team at the Institute for Advanced Biosciences (Grenoble, France). His group studies how T. gondii is able to hijack specific host cell signalling pathways during invasion and how epigenetic mechanisms control the developmental transition between acute and chronic phases of infection.


  • –present
    INSERM's Research director in Parasitology, Inserm


  • 2000 
    University Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Ph.D. / Molecular biology