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Pascale Françoise Cossart-Gheerbrant, French research scientist. Decorated Knight of Legion of Honor, Officer of Order of Merit, Officer of Legion of Honor; fellow, Philippe Foundation, Paris, 1972; grantee, European Economic Community, Brussels, World Health Organization, Geneva, Institute National la Santé et la Research Medical, France; scholar, Howard Hughes Medical institute.


Cossart-Gheerbrant, Pascale Françoise was born on March 21, 1948 in Cambrai, France. Daughter of Charles Edouard and Colette Thérese (Cuvelier) Gheerbrant.


Master of Science, Diploma of Advanced Studies, University Lille, France, 1968. Master of Science, Georgetown University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Paris, 1977.


Assistant Institute University of Technology, Lille, 1968-1970. Fellow Georgetown University, Washington, 1970-1971. Boursiere de la fondation roux Institute Pasteur, Paris, 1972-1974, from assistant to head research, 1976-1987, head of laboratory, 1988—1996, director research unit, since 1994, professor, 1997—2005, distinguished professor, since 2006, director cell biology and infection department, director Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale and Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique units, head bacteria and cell interactions unit.

Professor biochemistry Royal School Medicine, Vientiane, Laos, 1974—1975.


  • Other Work

    • Member various editorial boards, chief editor Current Opinion in Microbiology, since 2001, monitoring editor Journal Cell Biology, since 2003, associate editor PLoS Pathogens, since 2005. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow: Royal Society London (foreign member). Member: European Molecular Biology Organization, ACADEMIA EUROPAEA, French Academy Sciences, American Society Cell Biology, American Society Microbiology, Society Fransaise Microbiologie.


  • Other Interests



Married September 16, 1972 (divorced). Children: Marie Hortense, Josephine, Eugénie.

Charles Edouard Gheerbrant

Colette Thérese (Cuvelier) Gheerbrant

September 16

Marie Hortense Cossart-Gheerbrant

Josephine Cossart-Gheerbrant

Eugénie Cossart-Gheerbrant