Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal
Jocelyne Demengeot scientific interests relate to the development and function of lymphocytes, with a particular focus on immune tolerance to organ and tissues, in health and disease. Her research team is most known for its contribution to the understanding of regulatory T cells origin and dynamics.Their approaches are based on the exploration of mouse models as well as collaborations with clinicians and further afield scientists. Jocelyne Demengeot acquired her PhD in Marseille, France, and post-doctoral training in Columbia U NY and Harvard Medical school Boston. She joined the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência at its 1998 reform, where she also assumed various managerial responsibilities. She endorsed one term of presidency of the Portuguese society of Immunology.