About me

Through my research, I am interested in deciphering how evolution shapes the animal world. I focus on questions related to the evolution of animal coloration and on the origin of evolutionary innovations. To do so, I combine an array of different methods, ranging from evolutionary approaches involving field and experimental studies, to evo-devo and genomics.

Recently, I obtained a postdoc position at IGFL and LBMC, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, to investigate the developmental genetic basis of an evolutionary innovation in water striders, using approaches involving transcriptomic tools such as single-cell RNA-seq.

I am also working in conservation ecology to understand the impacts of human activities (e.g. urbanisation, climate change, wildfires, land-use change) on animals. My models are mainly snakes, lizards and chelonians, although I find myself working more and more often on other taxa such as butterflies and bees.

Male Common lizard – Zootoca vivipara – Nemours, France

Background

  • 2022 – 2024 – Postdoc, IGFL and LBMC, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France)
  • 2020-2021 – Temporary Lecturer (ATER), IMBE, Aix-Marseille University (France)
  • 2018-2020 – Marie S. Curie fellowship at iEES-Paris, Sorbonne University (France)
  • 2018 – PhD, Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia)
  • 2013 – MSc, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris (France)
  • 2011 – BSc, University of Bordeaux (France)

“In conclusion, it appears that nothing can be more improving to a young naturalist, than a journey in distant countries”

Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle