Dr Silvain Pinaud | Postdoctoral Fellow

Pinaud, Silvain

In Mara Lawniczak’s lab, I study interactions between the mosquito vector Anopheles and the Plasmodium parasite at different molecular scales, including single cell transcriptomic.
My PhD work was in the Gourbal's group of IHPE lab (UMR5244) in the University of Perpignan Via Domitia, France, where I participated in several projects to decipher the very first molecular basis of innate immune memory in Biomphalaria glabrata, the snail vector of Schistosoma worm parasite. I’m interested in many aspects of host parasite interactions and particularly their impact on host and pathogen evolution. I like taking part in the experiments from biological phenotypes to molecular and informatics analyses.


  • A Shift from Cellular to Humoral Responses Contributes to Innate Immune Memory in the Vector Snail Biomphalaria glabrata.

    Pinaud S, Portela J, Duval D, Nowacki FC, Olive MA et al.

    PLoS pathogens 2016;12;1;e1005361

  • Specific Pathogen Recognition by Multiple Innate Immune Sensors in an Invertebrate.

    Tetreau G, Pinaud S, Portet A, Galinier R, Gourbal B and Duval D

    Frontiers in immunology 2017;8;1249

  • Integrated multi-omic analyses in Biomphalaria-Schistosoma dialogue reveal the immunobiological significance of FREP-SmPoMuc interaction.

    Portet A, Pinaud S, Tetreau G, Galinier R, Cosseau C et al.

    Developmental and comparative immunology 2017;75;16-27

  • First characterization of viruses from freshwater snails of the genus Biomphalaria, the intermediate host of the parasite Schistosoma mansoni.

    Galinier R, Tetreau G, Portet A, Pinaud S, Duval D and Gourbal B

    Acta tropica 2017;167;196-203

  • A multistrain approach to studying the mechanisms underlying compatibility in the interaction between Biomphalaria glabrata and Schistosoma mansoni.

    Galinier R, Roger E, Moné Y, Duval D, Portet A et al.

    PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2017;11;3;e0005398

Pinaud, Silvain
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Postdoctoral Fellow, WTSI


PhD, University of Perpignan Via Domitia


Ms, Environmental Genomic