Researcher biography

I am an early career scientist strongly attracted by translational research, genes and diseases, imaging/automatic systems, drug discovery, chemical biology, and medical applications. My work focus on translating little discoveries made in a single cell or in a model organism to an applications or treatments for human. I have already made discoveries that may benefit human health, especially in regards to neuromuscular diseases. I am working with a wide diversity of models, including cell lines and mouse models, but I recently spent a lot of time working with the zebrafish model. I beleive that this small fish will have an important impact in the seek of treatments for neuromuscular and neurological diseases. Those diseases are very difficult to reproduce in a single cell, making the search of chemical treatments difficult. This fish opens a new avenue for the screen of bioactive compounds and for understanding the progression of these terrible disorders. I believe in translational research, the zebrafish is for me a fantastic complementary model to cell lines in order to recapitulate human diseases and run large-scale experiments. I work, and will still work with cell lines, zebrafish, mouse and even patients to push all my discoveries in the public world. I hope that my research will help bringing new chemicals/treatments to alleviate the suffering of human patients in a near future.