The aim of my scientific research is to bring an evolutionary perspective to the study of symbiosis, through an understanding of the molecular interactions between partners.
I'm currently studying processes and mechanisms associated with rapid evolution of the fly/Wolbachia association in response to stresses (oxidative stress, viral infection).
CURRENT POSITION (since 2014):
Permanent research position at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, section 27).
Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology. UMR CNRS 5558, University of Lyon (Lyon 1).
2010-14 Postdoc University Madison, WI, USA.
“Establishment and maintenance of the squid/vibrio symbiosis”.
Advisor: Pr. M. McFall-Ngai (Medical, Microbiology & Immunology department).
2005-09 Ph. D. University Lyon 1, France.
“Evolution of dependence in Wolbachia symbioses: Study of the genus Asobara (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)”.
Advisor: Dr. F. Vavre (LBBE) + Teaching position in genetics (64 h / year); University Lyon 1.
2003-05 Education at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris). Master’s degree ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches of Life Science’
Research training at: Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology. University Lyon 1 / Dr. F. Vavre; Laboratory of Ecology, ENS, Paris (France) / Dr. M. van Baalen; Laboratory of Evolutive, Medical Molecular Genetics, Paris (France) / Dr. F. Taddei; Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala (Sweden) / Pr. G. Arnqvist, Dr. A. Maklakov; Institute of Ecology, Lausanne (Switzerland) / Pr. L. Keller, Pr. M. Chapuisat.