Yasmine Belkaid, PhD
Julius Stone Lecture
Skin Microbiota in Tissue Immunity and Repair
Dr. Yasmine Belkaid obtained her PhD in 1996 from the Pasteur Institute in France. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at NIAID on immune regulation during infection, she joined the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation in Cincinnati. In 2005, she began work at the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at NIAID and was appointed Senior Investigator in 2008. Dr. Belkaid also holds an appointment at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently the Director of the NIAID Microbiome program and the Director of the NIH Center for Human Immunology. Her laboratory has defined fundamental mechanisms that regulate tissue homeostasis and host immune responses and uncovered key roles for the microbiota and dietary factors in the maintenance of tissue immunity and protection to pathogens. Dr. Belkaid published over 200 peer review manuscripts and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.