Pedro Escoll received his B.Sc. in Biology from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and obtained his Ph.D. in Immunology in the laboratory of Antonio de la Hera and Eva Sanz at Alcala University, Madrid, Spain, where he worked on TLR signaling and IL-1beta–Glucocorticoid receptor crosstalk.
In 2012, he joined the laboratory of Carmen Buchrieser at the Institut Pasteur Paris for post-doc training, where he is currently investigating the influence of Legionella pneumophila infection over mitochondrial behavior.
His interests also include the study of autophagy regulation during bacterial infection and the development of new High Content Assays for the study of host–pathogen interactions.
Legionella pneumophila (green) infecting a human macrophage (mitochondria in red, nucleus in blue).