Resume

Toulouse by night

A pdf version of my CV can be found here: CV
(Last update: 12/11/2018)

Doctoral research

  • 2015-Present: PhD studies in Cognitive neuroscience, Université Paul Sabatier and CerCo (CNRS), Toulouse, France. Supervisor: Benoit Cottereau, CNRS researcher.
    Title of the thesis: Adaptation to the 3D properties of the visual environment in primates.

Brief synopsis:
The main purpose of this project is to provide a better understanding of how the visual system in primates adapts to the 3D properties of our environment. The relation between the 3D properties of natural scenes and cortical responses to those properties are investigated at a macroscopic level by conducting functional neuroimaging studies. I am also conducting psychophysics studies to have an insight into the link between visual perception, natural statistics and brain activity.

Teaching experience

  • 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 a Master’s student
    MSc in Neuroscience, University of Bordeaux, 2017-2018

  • 2011 (June-October): Tutor and Student Mentor for first-year students in Psychology, University of Grenoble, France
    Student Mentor (several weeks): Guiding the new students to find their way on the campus, helping them to get integrated
    Student Tutor (a few hours): Helping students to get ready for their exams

Community Involvement

  • At the lab level: Student representative at the Lab Council; Organisation of the students’ Winter School; Co-organisation of the Annual Lab Meeting Day
  • At the scientific community level: Ambassador for the Center for Open Science

Education

  • 2015-Present: PhD student in Cognitive neuroscience, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

  • 2015: MSc in Neuroscience, Cognition, and Behaviour – Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
    Attended courses: Cognition, spatial cognition, sensory systems, neuroethology, collective behaviour, behavioural ecology, applied statistics

  • 2014: MSc in Cognitive Psychology – Université de Grenoble, France
    Attended courses: Visual cognition, memory, neurology and neuropsychology, psycholinguistics, movement planning and control, applied statistics

  • 2013: Bsc in Psychology – Université de Grenoble, France & Universität Leipzig, Germany

Previous research experience

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

  • 2013-2014: Research internship, LPNC, 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, CNRS researcher and with the help of David Meary, Assistant Professor at University of Grenoble-Alps (UGA)

  • 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 at the Hospital of Grenoble

  • 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, now a scientific assistant at the MPI CBS.
    A paper has been recently published by Natacha Mendès and collaborators! Here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0264-5

Additional skills

  • Computing skills: Matlab, SPM12, R programming, EventIDE (stimulus presentation software), LaTeX, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Zotero, Github
  • Project management: Organising lab events, such as the Lab day or the annual lab winter school; Organising conferences, debates and workshop for the general audience; Creating original course content and new assessment methods for university students
  • Public communication: Communicating about an event of science popularisation; Giving talks about science to the general public; presentating scientific papers to a scientific audience
  • Languages: French (native), English (Toefl iBT: 104/120), German (good command in speaking, level B2), Spanish (good command in speaking, level B1)