University of Paris-Diderot Graduate Program

Paris students 2013

Left to Right (Paris students, 2013): Joy Bianchi, Program Director - 
Dr. Martine Roussel, Manon Fortier, Tamara Advedissian. 
Top row (left to right): Djihad Hadjadj, Ulku Cuhadar, Ludovic Gaut

Since 2002, students have traveled to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from the University of Paris – Diderot as a part of their master’s level curriculum. Students are paired with faculty and receive training in a lab over the course of five months, while working on their individual projects. They receive academic credit, a research stipend, and internship experience.

The Paris program at St. Jude is directed by Dr. Martine Roussel, Endowed Chair of Molecular Oncology, Co-Leader, Cancer Genetics, Biochemistry and Cell Biology Program in the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Member, Department of Tumor Cell Biology.


Martine Roussel, PhD, and Tamara Advedissian
Martine Roussel, PhD, Tumor Cell Biology, with Paris student Tamara Advedissian

Steve Paugh, PhD, and Joy Bianchi
Steve Paugh, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pharmaceutical Sciences, with Paris student Joy Bianchi

Manon Fortier and Kevin Freeman
Paris student Manon Fortier with Kevin Freeman, PhD, Oncology

Djihad Hadjadj and Birgit Nimmervoll
Paris student Djihad Hadjadj with Birgit Nimmervoll, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Developmental Neurobiology

Ulku Cuhadar and Peter Murray
Paris student Ulku Cuhadar with Peter Murray, PhD, Infectious Diseases

Ludovic Gaut and Shannon McKinney-Freeman

Paris student Ludovic Gaut with Shannon McKinney-Freeman, PhD, Hematology