I joined the Institut Pasteur in 2008 as a fly research technician and currently holds a Pasteur engineer position. Prior to this, I was a CNRS technician working at the Fly Functional Genomics facility of the CGM in Gif/Yvette. I obtained in 2014 a MSc degree from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Paris). I have also obtained a PhD through the VAE (Validation of Acquired Experience). Since 2008, I 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 dynamics in the context on bristle patterning (Corson, Couturier et al. Science 2017). Since January 2022, I joined the Biology of Infection Unit headed by Marc Lecuit to work on the interaction host/pathogens.
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 […]
Fate patterning and self-organized Notch dynamics
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 […]