Céline Michard, PhD
Céline received her PhD in host-pathogen interactions from the University of Lyon in France. While there, she discovered one of the targets of the LegK2 protein kinase, a Legionella pneumophila effector protein. In October 2016, Céline joined the Agaisse Lab as a postdoctoral research associate to work on Shigella flexnerihost-pathogen interaction. On the host side, she characterizes an essential mammalian protein involved in Shigella cell-to-cell spread. On the bacterial side, she focuses on a Shigella effector, determining its role in the mechanism of Shigella propagation as well as its host target.