Lydie Couturier joined the team in 2008 as a fly technician and currently holds a Pasteur engineer position. Prior to this, she was a CNRS technician working at the Fly Functional Genomics facility of the CGM in Gif/Yvette. She obtained in 2013 a MSc degree from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Paris). Since 2008, she contributed to several projects, most notably on the cell biology of Notch in the context of asymmetric cell division (Couturier et al. NCB 2012; Couturier et al., CurrBiol 2013; Couturier et al., JCB 2014)and on Notch dynmaics in the context on bristle patterning (Corson, Couturier et al. Science 2017).
Cell polarity and asymmetric cell division
Asymmetric Cell Division (ACD) is a simple and conserved mechanism to generate cell diversity during embryogenesis and throughout adult life. In this process, a mother cell divides to generate two daughter cells with distinct […]
Cell biology of Notch
Cell-cell signaling mediated by Notch receptors regulates a wide range of developmental processes and perturbations of Notch signaling activity underlie various human developmental and adult-onset diseases, including T-cell leukemia and other cancers. Additionally, Notch […]
Bristle patterning: positional information and self-organization
For many developmental processes, the list of the required elements (genes/molecules) is known but the resulting dynamics is often poorly understood. Thus, in most developmental patterning processes, the relative importance of external positional cues […]