I am a Senior Lab Research Scientist in the Organ Morphodynamics Laboratory.
During my graduate studies at Texas A&M University, I investigated the roles of enabled in Drosophila leg segmentation and Wnt8 in zebrafish dorsoventral patterning. I subsequently worked in several laboratories (LRI, Imperial College, King’s College) where I studied various aspects of zebrafish development and repair, not only in early embryos but also in larval and adult zebrafish. I used zebrafish and in vivo imaging to characterise specific signalling pathways activation, cellular processes, and immune responses. In the Organ Morphodynamics laboratory, I am using my experience as a developmental biologist and zebrafish specialist to support and contribute to the research work, which aims to understand how a complex structure like the trabeculae arise during vertebrate heart development and more largely how tissues acquire specific and complex 3D-shapes during development.