Arnaud Echard

Current position

Group leader, Research director (DR2), Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique

Host institution

Pasteur Institute, Paris, France CNRS, France

Cells undergoing a division, linked by a cytokinesis bridge (scanning electron microscope)

Membrane Traffic and Cell Division


Arnaud Echard is interested in the role of membrane trafficking in lipid and cytoskeleton remodeling at each step of animal cell division.

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• 1992 Admitted to the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon, France

• 1995 “Agrégation” in Biochemistry

• 2000 Ph. D., University of Paris XI, Institut Curie, Paris, France, Bruno Goud’s lab

• 2000-2003 Post-doctoral fellow, UCSF, San Francisco, USA, PatrickO’Farrell’s lab

• 2003 Appointed Research scientist (CR2), CNRS, France

• 2010 Appointed Group leader, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France


• Elected Vice-President of the French Society for Cell Biology (SBCF), 2012

• Medical Research Foundation Award (FRM team), 2011

• N. Demassieux Biological Science Thesis Prize from the Universities of Paris, 2000