Pascale Vonäsch

Pascale Vonaesch, MSc, MPH, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Lausanne and a Principal Investigator within the NCCR Microbiomes. She was trained as a Microbiologist at the ETH in Zürich and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and subsequently performed her PhD thesis at the Institut of Microbiology at the ETH in Zürich, Switzerland on host-pathogen interactions and a postdoctoral research stay at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, where she initiated and led the Afribiota project, a translational research project aimed at eludicating the pathophysiology underlying stunted child growth. She then joined the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute for two years as a senior postdoc/ junior group leader to continue her work on undernutrition before moving with her group to the University of Lausanne. Her lab focuses on fundamental and translational/clinical research on the human intestinal ecosystem and the contribution of the microbiota to health and disease. In her research, she is especially interested in the role of the intestinal microbiome in childhood malnutrition and in the development of microbiota-targeted interventions.