Dr. Fabienne Paumet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia (USA). Since 2007, her laboratory has focused on all aspects of host-pathogen interactions in the context of Chlamydia infection, with a major emphasis on how Chlamydia co-opts the host cell to promote pathogenicity. Dr. Paumet developed her expertise in cellular biology and biochemistry at the Pasteur Institute (Paris, France), where she received her PhD. During her post-doctoral training at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Columbia University (NYC), she studied the molecular machinery involved in vesicular trafficking in eukaryotic cells. As she developed her expertise in Chlamydia biology, all of her efforts now focus on understanding how this obligate intracellular bacterium reorganizes complex eukaryotic pathways to support its survival.