Mireille Guyader has been the representative of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) in the United States since September 2011 and serves as director of the Inserm-USA Office at the Embassy of France in Washington, DC. This office serves as a liaison between Inserm’s Headquarters in Paris and biomedical research institutions in the United States, within the context of the new French Alliance for Life Sciences, Aviesan.
In 2006, she was appointed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Scientific Attache in charge of the Life Sciences domain at the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France and was based in Los Angeles, California until 2011. Her action was instrumental in the establishment and strengthening of cooperation and exchange programs between French and US research institutions in the biomedical field.
She has been working at Inserm for more than 20 years, first as a junior and later as a senior research scientist, in the fields of molecular biology, molecular imaging and vaccine approaches to HIV. She has developed research projects at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, Columbia University in New York City, the Centre Medical Universitaire in Geneva, the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, and more recently at the Center for Immunology of Marseille-Luminy. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Paris VII.