I was born and bred in sunny Nice, France. I did my PhD at the Institut de Biologie Valrose, under the supervision of Dr. Stéphane Noselli. I investigated the establishement of the left-right axis in Drosophila. I then crossed the Channel to take up a post-doctoral position in Cambridge. I worked at the Gurdon Institute, in the laboratory of Prof. Andrea Brand, where I studied the nutritional regulation of neural stem cell behaviour in Drosophila. I then went back to France to start my own group in the Institut Pasteur.
I am a PhD student coming from the delightful Italy. I completed my bachelor studies in Rome and I moved to Milan for two years of Master. During my research internship I joined Thomas Vaccari’s lab at the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology where I set up a Drosophila model for a rare neurodegenerative disorder called Kufs disease. Following my Master I wanted to pursue with this project and I won a one-year scholarship to stay in Vaccari’s lab at the University of Milan. At the end of this experience I remained fascinated by the endless potentialities of the little fruit fly and I decided to keep on working with it, joining Pauline Spéder’s lab for my PhD. Here my project consists on using Drosophila as a model for invasive brain tumour, derived from transformed neural stem cells.
David joined the lab in November 2019, after a number of very enriching positions. He notably worked in the Flu Center of the Institut Pasteur, before joining the Chrétien lab in which he investigated the behaviour of muscle stem cells during sepsis.
Laurence ARBOGAST (Technician - Lab manager)
Agata BANACH-LATAPY (Post-doc)
Billel BENMIMOUN (Post-doc)
Bojana ÐELIC (Amgen scholar)
Antoine GÉRARD (Master 2 student, Medecine-Sciences, Paris Sorbonne)
Billel KHOUADER (Master 1 student, Médecine-Sciences, Paris Descartes)
Julie MARC (Master 2 student, Ecole de l'Inserm/UPMC)
Kent MOK (Undergraduate, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Maria RUJANO (Post-doc)
Joseph RYAN (Master 2 student, Magistère européen de génétique, Paris Diderot)
Doriane SAINTEMARIE (Technician trainee)
Eleni SAMARA (Master 2 student, Heidelberg)
Elia SÁNCHEZ-AGULLÓ (Master 2 student, Magistère européen de génétique, Paris Diderot)
Anna SEGU-CRISTINA (PhD student, Sorbonne Université)
Aleksandra ŠLJUKIĆ (Amgen scholar)
Nursemin YILMAZ (Master 2 student, Biothérapies tissulaires ,cellulaires et géniques, Paris Orsay)