Ms Riddhima Banga performed a Master’s Degree in 2012 in Integrated Immunology at University of Oxford (UK) under the supervision of Dr. Nilu Goonetilleke in the laboratory of Prof. Andrew McMichael. Soon after her graduation, she joined my laboratory at the Division of Immunology and Allergy, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland in March 2013 to start her PhD. She obtained her PhD in 2017 working on the characterization of HIV reservoirs. Since then has been working as a Post-doctoral fellow in the same lab. She has already published twelve articles among which six main articles in Journal of Virology, 2015, in Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS, 2016 and 2021, in Nature Medicine, 2016, Frontiers of Immunology, 2018 and in PLOS Pathogens, 2019 in first author position. She has also received two major Swiss prizes in 2018 i.e. the Pfizer prize in Infectiology, Rheumatology and Immunology and the Lausanne University prize of excellence.