Universite de Nantes



ESR Supervisors


Sophie Brouard


Sophie Brouard (VMD, PhD) leads a team of 32 researchers at the CRTI-ITUN. Her team, “immunoregulation and immunointervention in transplantation and autoimmunity”, gathers clinicians and scientists to address relevant clinical questions focused on the study of kidney graft transplantation and of multiple sclerosis, with a basic and translational approach including the investigation of T and B lymphocytes roles in these two pathological settings. She has published 121 original articles and 42 reviews/book chapters. She has a current H index of 34 and is a recognized expert in her field as demonstrated by regular invitations to International transplantation and Immunology symposia (43 invited seminars).

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Richard Danger

richardDr Richard Danger is a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre of Research in Transplantation and Immunology (UMR INSERM 1064 – CRTI, Nantes) since September 2015. He received his PhD in cellular biology from the University of Nantes in 2011 and spent 3 years in the Pr. Sanchez-Fueyo A.’s lab in King’s College London. Specialized in molecular immunology, he is focused in the identification of blood molecular markers and understanding rejection and tolerance mechanisms following renal transplantation. In 2016, he received an individual Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship to decipher Trib1 role in regulatory T cells


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Early Stage Researcher

Yodit Fesiah (UK)  ESR Project 2


A degree in Biochemistry enriched my knowledge on the molecular basis of a range of life science disciplines and I further expanded during an MSc Human Molecular Genetics course.  This covered sessions in the Genetics of common diseases, and  bioinformatics and analytical methods of human genetics workshops.

My research background lies in cellular and molecular biology; bioinformatics and Drosophila Melanogaster model organism.

I am conducting a PhD project with Dr Sophie Brouard’s research team; to investigate the physiological significance of Treg-specific TRIB1 deficiency in adipose tissue-resident cells and its implication in immune-metabolism and renal transplantation.