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Spotlight on Guest Researchers

To further scientific collaborations and share technical expertise and resources, DCEG regularly hosts scientists from around the world on short or longer-term sabbaticals. These guest researchers study an array of topics, lending their unique perspectives to collaborative efforts with DCEG investigators.

Caroline Besson-Maury, M.D., Ph.D.

Caroline Besson-Maury

Dr. Caroline Besson-Maury joined the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch in September 2014 as a guest researcher.  She is a graduate of both the Paris V University School of Medicine (M.D.) and the Paris XI University School of Public Health (Ph.D. in Epidemiology).  She trained in clinical hematology and is currently an associate professor at Bicêtre University Hospital in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France.  Dr. Besson-Maury’s research focuses on the association between lymphomas and chronic viral infections. She coordinates the French national cohorts on HIV- related lymphomas (ANRS CO 16 Lymphovir cohort) and hepatitis C virus-related lymphomas (ANRC HC 13 Lympho-C study). She also works on the genetics of Epstein-Barr virus-associated Hodgkin lymphoma. 

Dr. Besson-Maury has been awarded a Monahan Scholarship through the Franco-American Fulbright Commission to spend a sabbatical year at DCEG.  She will be working initially with Charles Rabkin, M.D., and Sonja Berndt, Pharm.D., Ph.D., on lymphomagenic infections, particularly HIV, Epstein-Barr virus and hepatitis C virus. Dr. Besson-Maury can be reached by email at