Jacques Banchereau, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Immunological Sciences, Lab-Jacques Banchereau

Uses genomic tools to characterize human immunity in both healthy and disease states.

The human immune system is a double-edged sword: essential for maintaining health yet often itself the cause of disease. Understanding how this delicate balance is maintained requires a thorough understanding of its components and its responses to environmental factors. My laboratory is leveraging modern genomic tools to characterize the human immune system in both healthy and disease states. How the immune system deteriorates as part of aging and how the immune system of a mother reacts to the graft of a foreign embryo represent new areas of investigation. Our approach includes the development of humanized mouse models of human diseases. Our goal is to enable the future development of novel therapies for a range of serious illnesses.

Education and experience

Education

1993
HDR “Habilitation a diriger des recherches” University Claude Bernard-Lyon I, Lyon, France   

1980
Ph.D., biochemistry University of Paris, Paris, France   

1975
B.S., pharmacy University of Angers, Angers, France   

Experience   

2013-
Professor and Director of Immunological Sciences
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut   

2010-2012
Sr. Vice President, DTA Head Inflammation & Virology and Chief Science Officer
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, New Jersey   

2008-2010
Director
BIIR/INSERM/ANRS Unit 899 – Center for Human Vaccines, Dallas, Texas   

2002-2010
Caruth Chair
Transplantation Immunology   

1996-2002
Max and Gayle Clampitt Chair for Immunology Research   

1998-2010
Member Cancer
Immunobiology Center, (Dr. Ellen S. Vitetta, Director) UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas   

1996-2010
Director
 Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, Dallas, Texas   

1984-1986
Director
Schering-Plough Laboratory for Immunological Research, Dardilly, France   

1981
Scientist
UNICET Laboratory for Immunological Research, Dardilly, France (formerly Schering-Plough France)   

Academic appointments   

2010-
Adjunct Professor
Department of Department of Gene and Cell Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York   

2009-
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences,
Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas   

2008-2010
Professor
Department of Gene and Cell Biology; Department of Medicine (Clinical Immunology Division), Immunology Institute; Experimental Therapeutics Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York   

1996-
Adjunct Professor
Department of Biomedical Studies, Baylor University, Waco, Texas   

1996-2010
Adjunct Professor
Department of Microbiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas   

1993-1994
Visiting Professor
Department of Microbiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center (Pr. J.D. Capra's laboratory), Dallas, Texas   

2012 NIH 
Emminent Lecture Series & Director’s Wednesday Afternoon lecture series, recognition and appreciation of outstanding scientific accomplishments and lectureship.   2011 Harrison and Lya Cordova Latta Lectureship (IMED/UCLA)   

2010
Proceedings from National Academy of Science
Blumenthal Acknowledgement of non-Editorial Board Member and reviewer for Journal of Virology

2009
Award in Human Immunology Research
American Association of Immunologists-Dana Foundation   

2005 
Person of the Year
French-American Chamber of Commerce, Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter   

2001
Mayo Clinic   

1980
Gold Medal of Paris Hospitals
Internship / Residency program