I am a French evolutionary biologist & microbiologist, currently doing a postdoc at Harvard Medical School in the group of Michael Baym . My research focuses on the evolution of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and notably the involvement of mobile genetic elements and horizontal gene transfer in the spread and maintenance of resistance genes. After a PhD at the University of Oxford where I focused on unraveling the evolutionary dynamics of an important driver of antimicrobial resistance, the integron, I did a short postdoc exploring the mechanisms behind the evolutionary success of the mobile colistin resistance gene mcr-1. Engineer turned wet-lab scientist, I like to combine a variety of approaches, going from phenotypic assays to genomics and computer simulations.
Alongside AMR, I have a broad interest in public health and infectious diseases, and especially where they intersect with evolutionary biology. From clonal interference to examples of parallel evolution in variants, the recent pandemic has definitely shown that important concepts in evolution and population biology can directly impact our everyday life.
I am also passionate about science communication, from writing about AMR to developing boardgames about antibiotic resistance!
DPhil (PhD) in Interdisciplinary bioscience, 2020
University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Diplome d'Ingénieur (Master of Engineering) - Biology at the interfaces, 2015
Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Undergraduate studies in Physics & Chemistry, 2012
Lycée Sainte-Geneviève, Versailles, France