22 janvier 2015: Dr Pierre Rollin


Jeudi 22 janvier 2015, 12h30
CMU - A250

Deputy Branch Chief, Viral Special Pathogens Branch
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, USA

«Ebola: the Disease and its Pathogenesis»


Pierre Rollin started his career at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, working on rabies and viral hemorrhagic fevers in conjunction with overseas Pasteur Institutes. After serving a National Research Council fellowship at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, he joined the Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He was directly involved in the discovery and characterization of a number of new and emerging diseases (such as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, Marburg hemorrhagic fever, Sabia virus infection, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Rift Valley fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Nipah encephalitis, and most recently severe acute respiratory syndrome), their diagnosis in the laboratory and development of serologic tests, the management of outbreaks in the field (public health response, patient management, safety, diagnosis in the field, epidemiology, reservoir search), and the pathogenesis of disease in human and animal models. His research interests concern emerging zoonotic and arthropod borne infectious diseases with emphasis on public health response and prepardness. In the context of the current Ebola outbreak, Pierre Rollin spent several weeks on site to coordinate the response of the CDC.