Elisa Gomez Perdiguero

Current position

Group leader

Host Institution

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France


Phagocytosis of fluorescent beads by resident macrophages

Resident Macrophages in development and tissue regeneration


Elisa Gomez Perdiguero and her research group are investigating the function(s) of tissue macrophages during development, homeostasis and tissue repair. Tissue macrophages are phagocytes (from the Greek « big eaters ») that belong to the innate immune system, and they represent the first line of defence and repair in most organs. Our group will explore how tissue macrophages contribute to tissue repair and regeneration. In particular, we are interested in understanding how tissue ‘resident’ macrophages in the brain, liver, skin, lung … are maintained locally from embryonic development onwards, without further input from adult blood circulating precursors or bone marrow progenitors.

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• 2001 : Admitted to the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

• 2009 PhD, Collège de France, Paris, France, Stéphane Germain’s team in Anne Eichmann’s lab.

• 2010-2014 : Postdoctoral fellow, King’s College London, United Kingdom, Frederic Geissmann’s lab

• 2015 : Appointed Group leader at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France


• Laureate of the Claude Paoletti Prize, CNRS, 2015