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Curriculum Vitae



2011 - 2012 Postdoctoral Researcher Laboratoire de Physiologie de la Perception et de l'Action (Collège de France). Supervisor : Alain Berthoz.
2008 - 2011 Ph.D. in Paleontology

Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France/College de France, Paris, France
Subject: Semicircular canals’ system of Archosaurs. Anatomy, morphometry, functionnal morphology, evolution.

Supervisors: Philippe Janvier, Ronan Allain & Alain Berthoz.
2006 - 2008 Master in Systematics, Evolution and Paleontology University Pierre et Marie Currie, Paris, France/Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
2003-2006 Licence in General Biology University Pierre et Marie Currie, Paris, France


Research interests

  • Evolution of the inner ear of vertebrates

  • Contributions of inner ear anatomy to phylogenetic reconstructions

  • Semicircular ducts’ biomechanics

  • Estimation of vestibular capabilities in extinct taxa

  • Diversity and variability of semicircular canals’ shape

  • Spatio-temporal functionning of semicircular ducts’ systems

  • Relationships between semicircular ducts biomechanics, head kinematics and organismal agility

  • Structure of the head-neck sensory motor system


Field experience

  • August 2012 : Angeac (France), cretaceous dinosaurs.

  • September 2010 : Angeac (France), cretaceous dinosaurs.

  • June 2009 : Strud (Belgium), devonian tetrapods.