After my training in Biology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, I obtained a PhD in Ecology in 2006 at University Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris 6). My PhD research dealt with the ecology and evolution of interactions between anopheline mosquitoes and malaria parasites. I then spent three years as a European Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California in Davis (USA) and in the Laboratory of Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (IRD-CNRS) in Montpellier (France). During my postdoc I studied the interactions between Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and dengue viruses using various approaches of quantitative and evolutionary genetics. In 2010, I joined Institut Pasteur in Paris where I became a CNRS Faculty Research Scientist in 2011. In 2013, I was appointed as a Junior Group Leader at Institut Pasteur. In 2018, I was awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal. I am currently involved in several national and international research programs on mosquito-virus interactions, with an emphasis on dengue and Zika.
300 to 400 million cases of dengue fever occur each year worldwide. Spreading rapidly, more than 40% of the world’s population is now at risk of contracting dengue This transversal program brings together talents […]
LabEx IBEID – Integrative Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Presentation The aim of the Integrative Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IBEID) project, coordinated by Professors Philippe Sansonetti and Pascale Cossart, is to develop a structure to anticipate and tackle emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). […]
Bridge vectors at the sylvatic/human interface of arbovirus transmission cycles in rural Laos
Several emerging arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) such as dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika viruses originate from sylvatic transmission cycles where they are transmitted among non-human primates by arboreal mosquitoes. Initial virus spillover from the […]
Dengue virus genotype replacements: investigating viral fitness differences driving the evolution of dengue epidemics Phylogenetic analyses have revealed that dengue virus (DENV) evolutionary dynamics are often characterized by the replacement of a DENV genotype […]
Host-associated microbes, collectively known as the host microbiota, have manifold effects on host biology. Like other animals, insects establish various symbiotic associations with their microbial communities that shape their individual phenotype and fitness. In […]
ZikaPLAN consortium – Zika Preparedness Latin American Network
25 leading research and public health organizations from Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia and Europe united to fight Zika virus today and build long-term outbreak response capacity in Latin America. ZikaPLAN takes a […]
DENFREE consortium – Dengue Framework for Resisting Epidemics in Europe
The main objective of the programme is to focus on finding key factors determining dengue transmission and dynamics in order to develop new tools and strategies for controlling dengue transmission. We will estimate the […]
Mosquito-virus specificity and arboviral emergence
Specific interactions between host and pathogen genotypes are commonly found in invertebrate systems, but their genetic basis has not been elucidated. Such insect-virus genetic specificity plays a critical role in the emergence and evolution […]
Quantifying heterogeneities in dengue virus transmission dynamics
Current knowledge of dengue virus (DENV) transmission provides, at best, only a partial understanding of a complicated and dynamic system with a public health track record that has more failures than successes. An important […]
Mosquito genetic variation in dose-response to dengue virus
This project investigates the entomological genetic determinants of human DENV infectiousness to mosquitoes. Specifically, we are testing the hypothesis that mosquitoes are genetically variable in their dose-response to a DENV-infectious blood meal. We recently […]
Functional characterization of mosquito genes involved in dengue virus transmission identified by RNA-seq at the individual midgut level
Dengue is the most rapidly expanding, globally dominant arthropod-borne (arbo) viral disease. It affects close to 400 million people each year in more than 125 countries. Recent reports of autochtonous cases in Southern France […]
Junior Group Leader, 2013-present
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
CNRS Faculty Research Scientist, 2011-present
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-11, Arbovirology
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (2010-11)
CNRS, Montpellier, France (2009)
University of California, Davis, USA (2007-08)
Ph.D., 2006, Ecology
University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France
B.S. and M.S., 2002, Biology & Biochemistry
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
2019RNA Structure Duplication in the Dengue Virus 3′ UTR: Redundancy or Host Specificity?, MBio 2019 Jan;10(1).
2018Larval Exposure to the Bacterial Insecticide Enhances Dengue Virus Susceptibility of Adult Mosquitoes, Insects 2018 Dec;9(4).
2018Improved reference genome of Aedes aegypti informs arbovirus vector control, Nature 2018 Nov;.
2018Immune priming and clearance of orally acquired RNA viruses in Drosophila, Nat Microbiol 2018 Oct;.
2018Epidemiological significance of dengue virus genetic variation in mosquito infection dynamics, PLoS Pathog. 2018 Jul;14(7):e1007187.
2018Development and validation of four one-step real-time RT-LAMP assays for specific detection of each dengue virus serotype, PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 May;12(5):e0006381.
2018Contributions from the silent majority dominate dengue virus transmission, PLoS Pathog. 2018 May;14(5):e1006965.
2018Diverse laboratory colonies of Aedes aegypti harbor the same adult midgut bacterial microbiome, Parasit Vectors 2018 Mar;11(1):207.
2018Dicer-2-Dependent Generation of Viral DNA from Defective Genomes of RNA Viruses Modulates Antiviral Immunity in Insects, Cell Host Microbe 2018 Mar;23(3):353-365.e8.
2018A Survey of Virus Recombination Uncovers Canonical Features of Artificial Chimeras Generated During Deep Sequencing Library Preparation, G3 (Bethesda) 2018 Feb;.
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