I am a third-year PhD candidate in the Department of Mathematics of the Camille Jordan Institute (ICJ), Lyon, France, supervised by Vincent Calvez (ICJ) and Sepideh Mirrahimi (IMT, Toulouse, France). I hold a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the École Normale Supérieure (ÉNS) de Lyon and a M.Sc. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from the Claude Bernard University of Lyon and the ÉNS de Lyon.
My research interest lies at the interface between evolutionary biology and mathematical models of population dynamics (mainly derterministic - PDEs). I believe that deterministic mathematical approaches are insightful to explain complex trait dynamics arising from the interplay of ecological and evolutive phenomena in large populations and I like to build and analyse models that shed new lights on evolutionary questions.
During my PhD, I am looking at the influence of the reproduction mode that shapes trait inheritance (asexual, or clonal, and sexual) on evolutionary dynamics in various settings (fragmented environment, invasive species, changing environments etc…), through quantitative genetic models. I am also very interested by the modelling of the evolution of genetic architecture and intricate gene-traits associations.
I am very fortunate and grateful for having spent a year visiting Prof. Sarah Otto’s lab in the Biodiversity Research Center, UBC, Vancouver, in immersion before and during my first year of PhD to learn more directly about evolutionary biologists’ interests and questions, in particular about theoretical relationships between population genetic and quantitative genetic models. I am thrilled about our vivid overseas collaboration and invite you to consult our recent paper The best of both worlds: combining population genetic and quantitative genetic models (see link below), that proposes a hybrid model that bridges the two fields.