Born: 1986, December 1st
2009-12 PhD in Evolution of living forms (awarded on October 1st).
. Institution: Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris
. Department: Systematic & Evolution.
. Advisors: C. Villemant (MNHN) & J.M. Carpenter (AMNH)
. Subject: Wing venation, phylogeny and taxonomy of the genus Vespa (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
2009 Master of Science in Science of the Universe, Environment and Ecology
. Institution: University of Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris
. Fellowship: American Museum of Natural History, New York
2007 Bachelor of Biology of Organisms and Biosphere
. Institution: University of Paul-Sabatier, Toulouse
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
2016 -now Post-Doctoral fellowship at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle:
. Mimicry and evolution of a community of bees and wasps from South Corsica
. Employer: Colin Fontaine, CNRS-MNHN, Paris, France.
. Funding: Labex BCDiv.
2015 Adjunct professor at Columbia University: Core Curiculum
. “Frontiers of Science”
. Employer: Ivana Hughes, Columbia University, New York, USA.
2013 – 15 Post-Doctoral fellowship at the American Museum of Natural History:
. Wing shape variation in social wasps: A new character for phylogenetic reconstruction?
. Employer: James M. Carpenter, AMNH, New York, USA.
. Funding: Gerstner Scholar / Kalbfleisch fellowship.
2012 -13 Short-term contracts (150h): Identification of insects in Oise Amber.
. Employer: André Nel, MNHN, Paris, France.
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
2017 Labex BCDiv fieldwork grant (Co-PI : 11 500 €, Paris, France)
2016 Labex BCDiv Postdoctoral fellowship (96 245 €, Paris, France)
2013 Gerstner Scholar and Kalbfleish Fellowship (45,457 $, AMNH, New York, USA)
2011 ATM “Formes possibles – formes réalisées” (Co-PI: 4,000 €, Paris, France)
2010 Eole Grant (500 €, Leiden, The Netherlands)
. Germaine Cousin Grant (1,000 €, Paris, France)
2009 Governmental PhD Grant (72,526 €, Paris, France)
. Annette Kade Fellowship (6,000 $, AMNH, New York, USA)
• Geometric morphometrics analyses
• Microsatellite analyses
• Phylogenetic analyses
• Taxonomic identification
• Shape measurements (landmark 2D, 3D)
• R / Matlab programming
• DNA extraction
• Genotype / Sequence editing
• Insect collection management
• Insect community monitoring
• French (native language)
• English: Read/Write/Speak/Understand
• R Read/Write (Still difficulties to speak it)