2015 Habilitation à diriger des recherches, University of Toulouse
2004 PhD in Life Sciences obtained April 30th, 2004 (Ph.D. supervisor: Pr. Jacques Samarut) Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, France
1999 Master of Sciences (Reproduction Physiology), University Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie, France
1998 Master (Engineer) degree in animal production science, Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon, France
I am currently working on different aspects of human and animal biology. In collaboration with U935 in Villejuif, I coordinate a research project aiming at evaluating the effects of chronic jetlag on breast cancer progression and malignancy. I am also working on the development of a cellular platform based on pig pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) to improve genetic prediction using ex vivo phenotyping. For this purpose I am currently coordinating a national project to optimize the quality of pig PSCs for long term culture and to preserve their differentiation potential. I am also actively contributing to the FAANG initiative, an international effort to improve the genome annotation of livestock species (www.faang.org). Within this, I am deputy coordinator of GENE-SWitCH, a recently funded european H2020 project which objective is to improve the functional annotation of chicken and pig genome and its transfer to animal selection.