Benjamin’s PhD work consisted in investigating host-parasite interactions between the flat oyster Ostrea edulis and the haplosporidian parasite Bonamia ostreae at the Laboratory of Genetic and Pathology at IFREMER, the French institute for research and exploitation of the sea, in La Tremblade (close to La Rochelle). His thesis won a special award from IFREMER in 2011. He joined the lab as a post-doc in September 2012, funded by the Pasteur-Roux Fellowship Program. Benjamin worked on the intraflagellar transport in Trypanosoma brucei brucei, deciphering the role of the molecular motors driving transport. He successfully applied for a staff scientist position at the IFREMER and therefore left the lab in December 2013.
Bloodstream Trypanosoma brucei cell
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