I am interested in deciphering the molecular bases of adaptation and complex phenotypical traits. For that I use various approaches such as genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics as well as functional analyses.
During my PhD, I studied the evolution and function of aphid salivary genes in the context of aphids' adaptation to their host plants.
During my first postdoc I worked on the adaptation of parasitic wasps to the defensive bacterial symbionts carried by their aphid hosts.
I am now focusing on understanding complex phenotypes and I more particularly study on the origin, evolution and function of the supergene controlling social organization in the Alpine silver ant Formica selysi.
2020-present - Postdoc researcher, University of Lausanne (UNIL), Department of Ecology and Evolution
Adviser: Prof. Michel Chapuisat
2019-2020 - Postdoc researcher, Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Department of Aquatic Ecology
Adviser: Prof. Christoph Vorburger
2014-2017 - Ph.D. Agrocampus Ouest, University of Rennes, Institute for Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection (INRAE)
"Diversity, evolutionary characteristics and role of pea aphid salivary effectors in the interaction with host plants"
Advisers: Dr. Akiko Sugio and Dr. Jean-Christophe Simon
2012-2014 - MSc in Behavioral Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Tours
2009-2012 - BSc in Biology and Genetics, University of Tours
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