Suzanne is a post-doctoral researcher in the “Biology of phagocytes, infection and immunity” team at Institut Cochin, she studies the effect of the virus responsible for the common cold on macrophages. In the long term, this will make it possible to develop therapeutic targets for patients suffering from chronic lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. As an immunologist and virologist, she is convinced that reactivating the functions of macrophages during infections represents the future of antiviral treatments based on activation of the immune response.
Suzanne is also involved in numerous activities for scientific popularization and dialogue with society, including in schools. By being a source of inspiration for the engagement of young women in scientific careers, Suzanne fully deserves this Young Talents For Women in Science award, and we congratulate her.
“During interventions that I gave in high school, I realized that girls were more hesitant to follow a scientific cursus because of their fear of failure. »