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Meet the Team

Valérie Wittamer

Principal Investigator

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Research Associate F.N.R.S

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Marianne
Caron

Lab Manager

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Marianne obtained her bachelor degree in biotechnologie at “Haute Ecole Provinciale de Hainaut”  in june 2014.

She joined the laboratory in early 2015.

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Elodie
Di Ruggiero

PhD Student

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Elodie received her Master degree in Biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology from ULB in 2013.

She obtained a PhD fellowship from the FNRS/FRIA to study the implication of chemerin, a chemoattractant agent, in cancer biology.

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Giuliano
Ferrero

PhD Student

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Giuliano earned his master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Turin.

Awarded a UNI (ULB Neuroscience Institute) PhD fellowship, he joined our lab in 2015.

 Funded by an Aspirant FNRS grant, he is currently working on microglia development.

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Alice
Montanari

PhD Student

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Alice obtained her Master degree in Experimental and Applied Biology from the University of Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) in July 2019.She joined our laboratory in November 2019 to work on microglia biology.

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Jennifer
Pozo Gomez

PhD Student

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Jennifer obtained her Master degree in Biological Medicine from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in June 2017.

She joined our laboratory in October 2017 as a PhD student.

Jennifer is studying the role of chemerin in tumorigenesis.

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Magali
Miserocchi

PhD Student

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Magali obtained her bachelor degree in biomedical science at Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2016. She is currently doing her thesis on the functional 

characterization of new

microglia-specific genes

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Marielle
Piber

PhD Student

Marielle will be joining us in the Fall!

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Mireia
Rovira

Postdoc

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Mireia obtained her PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Planas in Fish Molecular Physiology at the University of Barcelona (UB) in 2016.

In 2017 she joined the research group led by Dr. Roher at the Biotechnology and Biomedicine Institute (IBB) in a collaborative project with Dr. Pividori’s laboratory at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), to develop fish biosensors.

She joined us in 2018 to work on microglia and neuroregeneration.

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Mehmet Can
Demirler

Postdoc

Mehmet Can will be joining us in the Fall!

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Will be joining
us soon