The VRI includes 150 researchers working on more than 40 international projects.
He received his PhD in immunology from the University of Rouen (France), following his work on the characterization of T-cell and B-cell responses in an autoimmune disease of the skin called Pemphigus.
He then moved to the Rockefeller University to perform his postdoctoral trainee in the lab headed by Michel C. Nussenzweig, where he studied B-cell antibody response to HIV-1 in humans.
Since 2013, Hugo Mouquet is a group leader in the immunology department of the Institut Pasteur. His lab investigates the humoral response to viruses in humans and particularly, antibody response to HIV-1 in the context of the research performed at the VRI.