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Fawzi Aoudjit is a professor in the department of Microbiology-Immunology; Faculty of Medicine at Laval University (Québec, Canada). He attended Laval University in Quebec, where he received a PhD in Molecular Endocrinology and Physiology (1996). Dr Aoudjit completed two post-doctoral fellowships at the Institute Armand-Frappier in Montréal and at the Burnham Institute in La Jolla California, after which he was appointed as an assistant professor at Laval University in Quebec (2001). He received several awards and was a recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award in 2004. His research is continuously being funded from various National funding organisms such as the CHIR, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Arthritis Society of Canada. His research interests include basic immunology, immune cell signalling, apoptosis, autoimmune diseases, and hemato-oncology and cancer immunology. Dr Aoudjit research currently focuses on how the extracellular matrix shapes T cell responses and influence cell survival in autoimmune diseases and in cancer. He graduated several graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and is a member of various grant/fellowships peer review committees in Canada and abroad, and reviewer for multiple scientific journals.