Derré Lab

Welcome to the Derré Lab, within the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology (MIC). We study the molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction between pathogens and their mammalian host. In particular, we investigate how the obligate intracellular bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis manipulates the host and establishes an intracellular niche favorable for bacterial survival and replication, resulting in disease. Our approach combines bacterial and host genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, microscopy and in vivo techniques.

Our lab is always looking for motivated postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students with a passion for research and a strong work ethic. We value and are committed to offer a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment. Please contact Isabelle ( if you are interested in joining our group.