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A pdf version of my CV can be found here: CV
(Last update: 16/11/2020)

Research and Teaching

Academic positions

  • 2020 - Ongoing: Postdoctoral researcher, Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive - CEFE (CNRS, University of Montpellier), Montpellier, France. Supervisors: Julien Renoult, CNRS researcher and Tamra Mendelson, Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Department of Biological Sciences).

  • 2015-2020: PhD studies in Cognitive Neuroscience, Université Paul Sabatier and CerCo (CNRS), Toulouse, France. Supervisor: Benoit Cottereau, CNRS researcher.
    Title of the thesis: Spatial and temporal integration of binocular disparities in primates. [Manuscript]
    My PhD project aimed to provide a better understanding of how the visual system in primates processes binocular disparities (underlying depth perception) in space and time. I also investigated the relationship between the 3D properties of the environment and neural responses. I mostly conducted functional neuroimaging studies in macaque, and I collected psychophysics measurements in human and macaque to give insight into the link between visual perception, natural statistics, and brain activity.

Teaching experience

  • 2019-2020: Temporary teaching assistant (48hr), Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Toulouse, France
    Bsc/BA Psychology - Tutorial classes in:
    • Psychophysiology (human ethology, physiology of reproduction, prenatal development)
  • 2015-2018: Graduate teaching assistant (64hr every year), Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
    Bsc Biology - Practical and lab works, tutorial classes in:
    • Behavioural ecology (mating behaviour in the guppy fish, ideal free distribution)
    • Behavioural neuroscience (pain, stress)
    • Nervous and cerebral functions (vision, cortical functions, electrophysiological techniques)
    • Neurophysiology (vestibular system)
  • 2015-2016: Volunteering teacher, NGO “Croissant Fertile”, Toulouse, France
    Teaching French as a foreign language (FLE) to adults

  • Co-supervision of Master’s students in Neuroscience
    2019: Università degli studi di Trieste
    2018: University of Bordeaux

Community Involvement

  • At the lab level: Co-creation of a Welcome Kit for new students; Student representative at the Lab Council; Organisation of the students’ Lab Day and of the students’ Winter School
  • At the scientific community level: Ambassador for the Center for Open Science

Education and Research Training

Education

  • 2015-2020: PhD student in Cognitive Neuroscience, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • 2015: MSc in Neuroscience, Cognition, and Behaviour – Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • 2014: MSc in Cognitive Psychology – Université de Grenoble, France
  • 2013: Bsc in Psychology – Université de Grenoble, France & Universität Leipzig, Germany

Research training

  • 2014-2015: Research internship, CerCo (Brain and Cognition Research Center), Toulouse, France
    Master’s thesis: Characterisation of the cortical networks involved in 3D orientation processing in primates. Under the supervision of Benoit Cottereau and Jean-Baptiste Durand.

  • 2013-2014: Research internship, LPNC (Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab), Grenoble, France
    Master’s thesis: Role of the eyes in face categorisation: Interracial eye change impacts on the other-race effect in a categorisation task. Under the supervision of Olivier Pascalis and with the help of David Meary.

  • 2014 (January-February): Internship in Neuropsychology, Hospital of Grenoble, France
    Clinical interviews and cognitive assessments of patients with movement disorders. Under the supervision of Eugénie Lhommée, Neuropsychologist.

  • 2013 (April-July): Research assistant, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
    Department of social neuroscience - In charge of the coding of chimpanzees’ vocalisations and statistical analysis. Under the supervision of Natacha Mendès. A paper was published by Natacha Mendès and collaborators!

Technical Skills and Languages

  • Computing skills: Matlab, SPM12, R programming, Python (intermediate), EventIDE (stimulus presentation software), LaTeX, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Zotero, Github
  • Languages: French (native), English (fluent), German (good command in speaking, level B2), Spanish (good command in speaking, level B1), Italian (level A2)