Javier Pizarro-Cerda#


Javier Pizarro-Cerda
Email:pizarroj 'at' pasteur.fr
Membership Number:4901
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:jpizarro-cerda
Elected:2019
ORCID:0000-0002-4343-0508
Homepage: https://research.pasteur.fr/en/team/yersinia


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2017 - present Head, Yersinia Research Unit, Microbiology Department, Institut Pasteur
  • 2017 - present Head, World Health Organization Collaborating Research and Reference Center for Yersinia, Institut Pasteur
  • 2015 - 2017 Research Director, Bacteria-Cell Interactions Unit, Cell Biology and Infection Department, Institut Pasteur
  • 2002 - 2015 Associate Researcher, Bacteria-Cell Interactions Unit, Cell Biology and Infection Department, Institut Pasteur
  • 1999 - 2001 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Bacteria-Cell Interactions Unit, Cell Biology and Infection Department, Institut Pasteur
  • 1995 - 1999 Ph. D. Student, Immunology Center of Marseille-Luminy
  • 1994 - 1995 D.E.A. Student, Immunology Center of Marseille-Luminy
  • 1990 - 1994 M. Sc. Student, Biology School, Costa Rica University
  • 1985 - 1989 B. Sc. Student, Biology School, Costa Rica University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cellular microbiology
  • Bacterial pathogenesis
  • Intracellular trafficking
  • Antibacterial peptides
  • Brucella abortus
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Yersinia species
  • Vaccine development

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 Elected Member of the World Health Organization International Health Regulations Roster of Experts (Plague Panel)
  • 2017 European Microscopy Society 'Life Sciences' Outstanding Paper Award
  • 2017 Georges, Jacques & Elias Canetti Prize (Research Council, Institut Pasteur)
  • 2015 Medal of the High Chamber (National French Parlament)
  • 2012 Elected Member of the Costarrican National Academy of Sciences
  • 1998 National Science Prize 'Clodomiro Picado-Twight' (Costarrican Ministry of Research)

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