Sandrine Etienne-Manneville

Current position

DIrector of UMR 3691 CNRS-Institut Pasteur and Director of the Cell Polarity, Migration and Cancer Unit, DR1 CNRS, Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France)

Host institution

Pasteur Institute, Paris, CNRS, France

Molecular mechanisms of glial cell migration in health and disease


Sandrine Etienne-Manneville focuses her research on cell migration and cell polarity. Cellular migration plays a key role in both developing organisms and adults ones, where it is involved in the immune response, scar tissue formation, or the dissemination of tumor cells. Cell polarity is fundamental for migration both for its initiation and its direction. Sandrine Etienne-Manneville is aiming at deciphering the extra and intracellular signals controlling cell polarity and migration and how they are altered in tumor cells.

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• 1998 Ph. D. in Immunology, Institut Cochin, Paris, France, Pierre-Olivier Courraud’s lab

• 1999-2003 Postdoctoral fellow, MRC-LMCB, London, United Kingdom, Alan Hall’s lab

• 2003 Appointed research scientist (CNRS CR2), Curie Institute, Paris, France; Daniel Louvard’s lab

• 2006 Appointed group leader, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France


• EMBO member, 2015

• Nominated ‘chevalier de l’ordre du mérite’, 2015

• Vallery-Radot Award, 2015

• EMBO Young Investigator, 2007

• CNRS Bronze Medal (Best Young Researchers), 2006

• ATIPE CNRS-G5 Pasteur Institute, 2006