Imane Kaci is a Ph.D. student in the Nephrology, Transplantation and Renal Regeneration Research Unit at the CHUM Research Centre in Montreal. She is also an academic trainee in the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP). She obtained her BSc degree in Developmental Biology and her Master’s degree in Developmental Genetics at Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d’Alger (Algeria). She completed an MSc degree in Molecular Pathology and Personalized Medicine at Université de Montréal, during which she carried out a research project focusing on understanding lung cancer patients’ response to immune checkpoint inhibitors based on the characteristics of the tumor and its microenvironment. She joined the laboratory of Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert in September 2020 to pursue her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. Her research project focuses on understanding the immune response triggered by apoptotic exosome-like vesicles released by apoptotic endothelial cells, and its impact on microvascular rarefaction, renal fibrosis, and kidney function loss after renal ischemia-reperfusion injury in transplanted and native kidneys. Outside of the lab, Imane likes hiking, learning languages, cycling and spending time in nature.