Alexandre Bénéchet, PhD
Facility Director
Intravital Microscopy; Immunology

Dr. Alexandre Bénéchet obtained a MSc at Pasteur Institute Paris in 2010 and a PhD in Immunology at the University of Connecticut USA in 2014. He trained as a Post-doc in the Matteo Iannacone’s lab at San Raffaele in Milan. After more than ten years in Immunology and developping intravital imaging he started the In Vivo Imaging Facility for the UNIL/CHUV community in 2018.

+41 79 556 6771

Roberto Colotti, PhD
Scientific Expert
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Biomedical engineer by training, Dr. Roberto Colotti obtained both his BSc and MSc from la Sapienza University of Rome. He moved to Lausanne in 2014 and four years later he obtained his PhD in Life Sciences at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). During his four-year PhD project, Dr. Colotti gained excellent experience in both clinical and translational studies, as well as with using biomarkers in preclinical development. Since 2019, Roberto joined the IVIF as an MRI scientific expert.


David Viertl, PhD
Research Associate

Dr. David Viertl obtained his PhD in Nuclear Medicine in 2010 and obtained his certificate of advance studies in Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry & Radiopharmacy in 2018. He has more than ten years of experience in anticancer drug development from preclinical research to clinical trial in nuclear medicine and radiation oncology at the CHUV. Since 2015, he is managing the microPET/SPECT/CT imaging facility of the nuclear medicine department, In 2020, the laboratory associated with IVIF.

+41 79 556 4521