Behazine Combadière is a director of research (DR1) at INSERM (Institut national de Santé et de Recherche Médicale) and head laboratory “Skin, Immunity and Vaccination” at the Center for Immunology and Microbial Infections (CIMI-Paris, France). She was deputy director of CIMI-Paris INSERM unit 1135 from 2014 to 2018. Behazine Combadière obtained her PhD in Immunology in 1993 (Paris, France) on the regulation of HIV-specific CD8 responses. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda (MD, USA) from 1993 to end of 1997 where she studied the role of variability of antigen on the quality of T cell responses. Since 1998, she devoted her research to understanding of immunity to vaccines. She has a large expertise in Vaccinology and immune memory to infectious diseases. She also has a large expertise in skin immunization with the development of Transcutaneous immunization using hair follicle targeting method. She coordinated the EU-FP7 European project CUT’HIVAC (Cutaneous and mucosal HIV vaccination) and has been awarded by FRM (Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale). Currently, she is involved in H2020 European aids vaccine initiative (EAVI2020) project for the development of HIV vaccine candidates. She is also co-director of International Vaccinology courses of Institute Pasteur of Paris since 2017.