My research combines neurobiology, immunology, technological developments and clinical data to better understand how the sensory nervous system can regulate the activation of immune cells. After a thesis in immunology (2009-2012) that I completed at the Toulouse Purpan physiopathology centre in the laboratory of Salvatore Valitutti (co-supervised by Eric Espinosa), I joined the laboratory of Stephen J. Galli at Stanford University in the United States as a postdoctoral researcher for a period of 4 years. In 2017, I returned to France in the Unit of Epithelial Differentiation and Rheumatoid Autoimmunity in Toulouse with European Marie Curie funding. In 2018, I was ranked first at the CNRS and second at Inserm in immunology in the competition for research officer (I chose to join Inserm) and was consecutively laureate of the ATIP-Avenir and ERC Starting programmes. The following year I created the "Neural regulation of the immune system" or "Immception (" team thanks to the support of ERC funding. Today I lead a team of about 10 people and am starting to get involved at local and national level to promote the development of research. See the portrait of Nicolas GAUDENZIO, ERC laureate, online on the INSERM website: