Mehdi Benkahla, PhD

I graduated from the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia in 2012 with a Master of Science degree in Microbiology. Then, I was awarded an Erasmus Mundus Ph.D. scholarship and joined Pr. Didier Hober research group at the University of Lille in France where I studied enterovirus infections and their implications in type 1 diabetes.

Thereafter, I began working as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Matthias von Herrath at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in July of 2018. I’m currently studying HLA class I expression as well as the viral pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes using pancreatic tissue samples obtained from nPOD.