I am currently a Senior Research Associate, based at the Swiss Center for Affective Science (CISA), at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in Switzerland.

Since my B.Sc in 2007, I have been interested in understanding the foundation of human and animal behavior.

My main focus has been the investigation of the computational and biological (neural, genetic) basis of economic phenotypes and behavior (choices, preferences, socio-economic status) - a recent disciplinary field called Neuroeconomics.

I try to combine at best my rudimental knowledge in (cognitive) neurosciences, (behavioral) economics, and (reinforcement) learning to provide new hints about our (often irrational) behavior, by associating (behavioral) experiments, (computational) models and (functional) neuroimaging.

About me:

You can download my full CV here.

If interested, you can also check my Google Scholar, LinkedIn or Publons profiles.

I also have a Twitter account, where I sometimes share random thoughts.

Media, public policies and science popularization:

  • 18/04/2019: CQFD Scientific emission at the National Swiss Radio RTS [link]
  • 04-12/2019: Contribution to the Enlightenment 2.0 Flagship Report - Scientific report aimed at members of the European Commission, led by the Horizon2020 Joint Research Center [project page] [full report] [executive summary]

Funding:

My personal research is supported by

  • 2018-2022: an Ambizione grant from the Swiss National Science Found (SNSF)
  • 2016-2019: an NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Veni grant (NWO).
  • 2015-2017: an ERC Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • 2014: an Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC) Talent Grant.

I also acknowledge the generous support of the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, through the Prix pour les Jeunes Chercheurs 2014.

I am also involved in several collaborative project, generously supported by

  • 2019-2021: an Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Talent Grant (ABC); with Ass. Prof. Leendert van Maanen and Ass. Prof. Jakub Szymanik
  • 2017-2019: an Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Talent Grant (ABC); with Dr. Judy Luigjes, Dr. Ruth van Holst, Ass. Prof. Jan B. Engelmann, Prof Damiaan Dennys, and Prof. Anna E. Goudriaan

A brief (academic) history:

  • [2014-2018] I spent about four years as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam, Netherlands. I worked at the Centre for Research in Experimental Economics and political Decision-making (CREED), and was affiliated to the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC).
  • [2009-2013] I hold a PhD in Cognitive Neurosciences from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), Paris, France. I worked at the Motivation, Brain and Behavior (MBB) Team - Brain and Spine Institute (ICM), under the supervision of Mathias Pessiglione.
  • [2007-2009] I hold a research M.Sc in Biosciences from the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (ENSL). I quickly specialized in Cognitive Neurosciences, through my different research interships:
    • [2008] 4-5 months at the Brain Mapping Unit (BMU) - Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI), in the Psychiatry Department of the University of Cambridge, UK, under the supervision of Graham Murray.
    • [2008] 4-5 months at the INSERM U821 - 'Cerebral Dynamics and Cognition' (DYCOG), in Lyon (now part of the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center), under the supervision of Jérémie Mattout.
    • [2009] 6 months at the Motivation, Brain and Behavior (MBB) Team - Brain and Spine Institute (ICM) in Paris, under the supervision of Mathias Pessiglione.