Who We Are

Our Mission

The mission of the Saleh Lab is to search for a new way of eliminating the transmission of viral infectious disease from insects to humans. Many scientists are trying to understand the way that diseases are spread or how viruses can be altered to transform them into safe vaccines.  We have chosen an alternate approach,—to redefine immunity. Our goal is to understand the intricate relationship between the immune system of infected insects and the viruses in order to control it so that the insects do not transmit the virus, by always asking the question “What if…?”

Our lab, a.k.a. “Viruses and RNA Interference,” is a Unit of the Department of Virology at the Institut Pasteur. We are also affiliated with the CNRS-UMR3569.

We are passionate about possibilities, forever curious, and highly collaborative. And above all we are committed to science.

We are always interested in meeting smart and passionate scientists who want to join us on our mission.

We can be reached by email, phone, fax, postal mail, or in person.