About me

Through my research, I am interested in deciphering how evolution shapes the animal world. More specifically, I focus on questions related to the evolution of animal coloration, especially within a communication context, combining field studies and experimental approaches using lizards as models.

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, this time using eco-devo approaches involving transcriptomic tools.

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