PhD in Developmental Biology at UCL.
First year of the 4 year MRC-LMCB PhD program at UCL.
Msc in Cell Biology and Genetics at University Paris VII and Pasteur Institute.
In 2008 and as part of a MRC funded PhD program, I carried out a 3 months rotation project under the supervision of Florencia Cavodeassi and Gaia Gestri both post docs in the lab. I developed at that time a strong interest in early eye development and in particular on the splitting of the eye field into two optic vesicles a process not well understood at all. For instance, what would be the special features within the eye field that enable it to adopt such a distinct morphogenetic movement? What would be the driving force of optic vesicle evagination? How do cells move relative to each other, change their shape, reorganise and polarise during that process? The main objective of my PhD, done in collaboration with Florencia is now to characterise the discrete cellular behaviours that underlie the evagination of the eye field domain by doing time lapse analysis at cellular and subcellular level.
Fichelson P, Moch C, Ivanovitch K, Martin C, Sidor CM, Lepesant JA, Bellaiche Y, Huynh JR. (2009)
Live imaging of single stem cells within their niche reveals that a U3snoRNP component segregates asymmetrically and is required for self-renewal in Drosophila.