Lionel Apetoh earned his M.S.C. from the University of Strasbourg in 2004. Upon graduation, he continued his education at the University of Paris where he earned his Ph.D. in immunology in 2008. At Indiana University (IU), Apetoh serves as a professor of microbiology and immunology and the director of the Brown Center for Immune Monitoring Care. In 2023, he was awarded the additional, honorary title of Christopher Brown Professor of Immunology.
Prior to joining the IU faculty, Apetoh held teaching positions at INSERM in Dijon, France and the University of Tours in France. Apetoh’s current research focuses on the investigation of the relationship between CD4 T lymphocytes and anticancer immune responses. He has authored over 120 research publications related to this topic and more.
Throughout his robust research and teaching career, Apetoh has received several awards and honors from internationally recognized organizations. He earned the Platet-Mathieu Prize from the Academie Des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Lyon in 2017. In 2015, he was also awarded an ERC Starting Grant, the Albert Sézary Prize from the French National Academy of Medicine, and the Olga Sain Prize from the Ligue Contre le Cancer.