Adrien Franchet

I performed my PhD in Dominique Ferrandon’s Lab at the IBMC in Strasbourg, France. I focused on host/pathogen interactions, more precisely on host lipid reserves as a limiting factor for the proliferation of microsporidian parasites in Drosophila. I then pursued a short post-doc in the same team, concentrating on intestinal lipid metabolism as a detoxification mechanism against xenobiotic exposure. I joined Alex Gould’s Lab in September 2017 to pursue my long-term interest in the physiology and metabolism of Drosophila. My research will focus on the metabolism of neuroblasts and glia during brain sparing.