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DR. OLIVIER HERMINE
LAB DIRECTOR AT INSTITUT IMAGINE IS MAKING HEADWAY IN ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH
At first glance, it might not be obvious why a hematologist is taking on Alzheimer’s disease. But that's what Olivier Hermine, PhD, is doing at Institut Imagine.