Ecology & Evolution of

Insect Host-Parasite Interactions


CNRS/IRD Researcher ------------------------




Almost all living organisms serve as hosts for one or more parasite species. While parasites evolve to optimize their host exploitation and between host transmission, hosts evolve to avoid parasites and minimize the parasite-induced fitness losses. These conflicting coevolutionary processes often result in fascinating adaptations in both hosts and parasites, which I am particularly interested in investigating.

I received my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Montpellier University in 2008 under the supervision of Dr Frédéric Thomas. From 2008 to 2011 I was a postdoc at Emory University, Atlanta, in the group of Prof. Jaap de Roode. I'm now a CNRS researcher in Montpellier but currently spend most of my time working in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. I find Tô and Attiéké yummy but I also miss French cheese and Atlanta burgers and burritos.