Marielle Cavrois, PhD


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Research Interests

In her role as Core director, Dr. Cavrois oversees the use and maintenance of state-of-the-art instruments that analyze and separate cells according to detailed specifications, such as cell type or the expression of certain genes within the cell. The images and data produced by the Flow Cytometry Core facilitate the research of investigators throughout Gladstone—and at other institutions. Dr. Cavrois also provides training on the techniques and features of flow cytometry to students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty. In addition to directing the Flow Cytometry Core, Dr. Cavrois conducts her own research, which focuses on understanding the initial biological processes that occur during HIV infection—key factors in the development of effective vaccines and compounds (microbicides) that can help reduce or prevent infection.


Dr. Cavrois has received numerous awards for her work, including fellowship awards from the Foundation for Medical Research, the Cancer Research Institute, the French Minister of Research and Technology and the University of California, San Francisco, AIDS Research Program. Dr. Cavrois is a member of the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry. Since 2009 she has served as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Virology.


A native of France, Dr. Cavrois earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Caen, France. She earned a PhD (summa cum laude) from the University of Lille, France. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Human Virology, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, before completing her postdoctoral training at GIVI.

Why Gladstone

I joined Gladstone for my post-doctoral studies. At that time, Gladstone already had a very strong reputation for being an excellent place for post-doctoral trainees and its reputation is still growing.