Resume

Toulouse by night

A pdf version of my CV can be found here: CV
(Last update: 19/02/2019)

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:
My PhD project aims to provide a better understanding of how the visual system in primates adapts to the 3D properties of natural scenes. I am investigating the relationship between the 3D properties of the environment and neural responses, conducting functional neuroimaging studies. I am also collecting psychophysics measurements to give insight into the link between visual perception, natural statistics, and the 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 Master’s students in Neuroscience
    2019: Università degli studi di Trieste
    2018: University of Bordeaux

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; Creation of a Welcome Kit
  • 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
  • 2014: MSc in Cognitive Psychology – Université de Grenoble, France
  • 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 co-ordinator at the Max Planck School of Cognition.
    A paper has been recently published by Natacha Mendès and collaborators!

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)