Born in Ivory Coast, I then lived in South Africa, France and Benin before coming back to France to study Biology at the University of Nantes. I graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor in Life Sciences and moved to Paris to attend a Master in Molecular and Cell Biology at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie.
During my first year of master I got the opportunity to do an internship at Institut Pasteur as part of the Amgen Scholars Program. There, I studied the immunological effects of a mycotoxin on Schwann Cells in Caroline Demangel’s lab.
During my second year of master , I entered a ENS co-hosted program to gain system biology skills along with my spécialisation in immunology. And having loved my first experience there, I stayed at Institut Pasteur for my Master 2 thesis but moved to Elisa Gomez-Perdiguero’s lab where I started studying the roles of macrophages in tissue repair, a project I am continuing with as part of my PhD. I also seek to understand how these functions can be altered upon aging.