Postdoctoral fellow (PI, I-Site CAP-20-25) at Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (LMV) & Laboratoire de Génétique, Reproduction et Développement (GReD) - Université Clermont Auvergne
My short biography
I first studied Geology at Grenoble University (Joseph Fourier University, UJF) where I received my MSc degree with honors in 2014 with a specialization in Geochemistry. After completing a master internship at the University of Maryland (USA), I received in 2018 my PhD at the ENS of Lyon. My PhD research was mainly focused on the measurement and high-precision isotopic analysis of essential mineral elements in a biomedical context via liquid ion chromatography (LC) - inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (Q-ICPMS/MC-ICPMS) techniques. This research was carried out in collaboration with biologists and doctors from various laboratories including EPFL Lausanne, IGFL Lyon and the CHU of Lyon and aims at (1) providing new insights into human ageing and (2) developing new approaches for diagnosis and prognosis of neurodegenerative diseases such as the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
I then worked for a year as a postdoctoral fellow in Environmental Geochemistry at ETH Zurich where my research interests focused on human health, environmental sciences and analytical chemistry and were mainly based on the global cycle of selenium (Se).
Since January 2020, I am continuing my research career at Clermont-Ferrand in collaboration with the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (LMV) & Laboratoire de Génétique, Reproduction et Développement (GReD) where I work as a postdoctoral fellow in Geochemistry in order to better understand and evaluate the risk represented by long-term exposure to volcanic ash on human health.
A brief look at my research in picture
Current Research Focus
After analyzing chemical and Cu-Zn isotopic compositions to better understand ageing and neurodegenerative diseases, my current research interests lie at the interface of human health and environmental risks and are mainly focused on the study of natural disasters in particular volcanic ash.
The sanitary risks associated with natural pollution – volcanoes being one of the main emitter, are currently neglected and underestimated, mainly due to our lack of knowledge regarding the toxicity they can cause. In this project, I address major public health issues related to the prolonged effect of volcanic ash on health. I use a new approach combining in-vivo experiments performed on living mice and promising isotopic tools and advanced biological and histological analysis done at the whole body scale.