Dr. Clotilde Théry is an INSERM director of research (DR1) working at Institut Curie, where she heads a team created in 2007 within the “Immunity and Cancer” INSERM Unit U932, entitled “Extracellular Vesicles, Immune responses and Cancer”. Since 1998, her scientific interests have focused on the study of exosomes (and more recently extracellular vesicles in general), secreted by immune and tumor cells, and their roles in communications between tumors and the immune system. Her goals are to understand the physiological functions of EV secretion during an in vivo immune response and during tumor growth, and her approach is to continuously go from basic cell biology questions on their modes of formation to application of this knowledge to in vivo situations, and eventually clinical applications.
C. Théry is regularly invited to write reviews on the subject of exosomes, EVs, their immune functions and their biogenesis. She has organized several symposia and sessions dedicated to exosomes in international meetings, and in particular a first “International Workshop on Exosomes” in Institut Curie, in Paris, in 2011, which led to the creation of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV), for which she served as Secretary General from 2012 to 2016. She has been Editor in Chief of the journal of the Society, J Extracell Vesicles, from its creation in 2012 until 2019.