Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD

    Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD

    Dr. Casanova is a professor, head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, and senior attending physician at the Rockefeller University, and a visiting professor at the Necker Hospital for Sick Children, Paris Descartes University.

    Casanova studies the human genetic determinism of pediatric infectious diseases, including viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections. He is interested in identifying single-gene mutations that compromise the immunity of otherwise healthy children, adolescents, and young adults who are vulnerable to specific infectious diseases.