Karin TartePharmD, PhD
Karin Tarte, PharmD, Ph.D., is a professor of immunology at Rennes Medical School in France, and director of the research unit Microenvironment, Cell Differentiation, Immunology, and Cancer (U1236, MICMAC, Rennes). During her Ph.D., under the supervision of Bernard Klein in Montpellier, she made seminal contributions to the understanding of human plasma cell differentiation and identified deregulated pathways and potential therapeutic targets in multiple myeloma.
Dr. Tarte's research lab focuses on the characterization of the B-cell lymphoma microenvironment. In particular, she shed new light on the complex interplay between follicular lymphoma B cells and their supportive cell niche, including follicular helper T cells, lymphoid stromal cells, and macrophages. In addition, Dr. Tarte’s group provides some evidence that malignant B cell genetic alterations could play a role in their capacity to interact with and modify their microenvironment.