Bio: I am a developmental and evolutionary biologist interested in the explanation of morphological variations. The bottom line of my research is to understand how genes, cell behaviors and tissue mechanics interact to shape tissues during development, and how these interactions have evolved to generate natural morphological variations. I have enjoyed having a diverse range of research experiences which made me discover many nice countries. Past research experiences include: study of pollen morphological evolution and morphogenesis in flowering plants (PhD, Natural History Museum, Paris and University Paris-11); study of drosophila wing morphogenesis using numerical simulations with a vertex model (University of Barcelona, Florida State University and Cancer Research UK, London); study of drosophila wing shape variation during development (University of Helsinki); genetic bases of bristle number robustness and evolution in drosophila (Institut Jacques Monod, Paris). I am currently investigating the contribution of apoptosis to epithelial morphogenesis.
Scientific interests: epithelial biology and mechanics; evolution of morphology; morphogenesis; genetics; organ shape; modelling; phylogeny; morphometrics.