Head | Biology of Infection Unit | Inserm U1117
National Reference Center & WHO-CC Listeria
Chair | Department of Cell Biology and Infection

Institut Pasteur
Professor | Institut Universitaire de France | Université de Paris
Department of Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine
Necker-Enfants Malades University Hospital | APHP
Paris | France

Marc Lecuit, MD, PhD, is a microbiologist and an infectious diseases physician. He is the director of the Biology of Infection Unit at Institut Pasteur and Inserm, and the chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Infection at Institut Pasteur. ML is Professor at Institut Universitaire de France, Université de Paris and Deputy head of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the Necker-Enfants Malades University Hospital. His research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the ability of microbes to target specific hosts, infect host cells, cross host barriers and disseminate systemically and within tissues, as well as on how host responses affect infection outcome. His laboratory focuses on pathogens that have the ability to induce maternal-fetal and central nervous system infections. ML has made important contributions to the understanding of the biology of infections caused by Listeria monocytogenes, as well as emerging pathogens such chikungunya, Zika and SARS-CoV-2 virus infection. He is also involved in translational research projects in the Institut Pasteur international network. ML is supported by the European Research Council. He is an appointed Fellow of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and Academia Europaea.