Raphaël studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Lyon, where he got his bachelor in biochemistry. As he studied for his master’s degree, Raphaël worked in the field of protein engineering at the University of Oxford, where he focused on the conception of novel molecular ligation tools. In 2014, he joined an international master’s program between the ENS Lyon and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) interfacing fundamental and applied aspects of life sciences.
As a visiting student at the Institut Pasteur, Raphaël’s main objective is to set the basis for novel cell culture devices combining hydrogel technologies with microfluidics. Such devices will be designed to enable a high-throughput screening of pro-angiogenic microenvironments, with potential applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.