Wassim EL NEMER
National Institute of Blood Transfusion
Wassim El Nemer, PhD, has graduated from the University of Paris Diderot with a major in Human Genetics. After a post-doctoral stay at the University of California San Francisco, he joined the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) as a research scientist in 2002. He is currently working as a senior scientist in the Inserm Unit “Integrated Biology of the Red Cell” at the National Institute of Blood Transfusion in Paris. He is head of the “Red Cell Clinic”, a facility for integrated analysis of blood cells in health and disease. His research interests include the pathophysiology of red blood cells, with a special focus on sickle cell disease investigating mechanisms of vaso-occlusion, cell adhesion, red cell sickling and deformability, fetal hemoglobin expression, gene therapy and erythroid differentiation.