High-level maths classes, Louis le Grand College, Paris.
1982-85: Ecole Polytechnique : major in maths and physics.
1985-86 : Master degree in Biochemistry, Master degree in Cell and Molecular Biology.
1985-86: 18 months research work in neurobiology (Collège de France, Prof. Alain Prochiantz).
1985-91: PhD, Collège de France, with Prof. Alain Fischer (pediatric immunology) & Dr. Charles Auffray (genetics). "Molecular and physical bases of intercellular adhesion during antigen recognition"
expertise gained in : biochemistry, molecular biology, cellular immunology, microhydrodynamics.
1991-92: Post-doctoral researcher : immunogenetics, Weizmann fellow at the Pasteur Institute, Paris.
1992-93: Head of a 6-people research team. prenatal diagnosis biotech startup, Paris.
1993-95: Post-doctoral fellow. Princeton University, dept. of Physics, and dept. of Molecular Biology.
Prof. Stanislas Leibler, Princeton and Dr. Bernie Yurke, Bells Labs. expertise gained in : microrheology, magnetism, electronics, polymer theory.
1995-1998 Permanent researcher, CNRS-ESPCI, Paris
1998-2015 Group Leader, CNRS-Curie, Paris
Cell biology and multicellular assemblies:
dynamic control of cell functions : instability-driven motility, dynamic stabilization of epithelia, social control of phenotype diversity and stability, nucleation of the oncogenic process.
non-linear optical microscopy, (I initiated it in France, starting in 1997)
optical cell biology methods: FRAP, ablation, microfabrication, optical gene induction.
2003 : Founding member & professor, French National MD-PhD Program
2007 : Founding member & professor, MD-PhD Program at Paris-Descartes University
in charge of the Physics education ever since.
Research interests since 1995 :
Microrheology, non-equilibrium polymer dynamics, multiple light scattering, microscopic heat transfers and ultrafast thermal detection.
Biochemistry & self-assembly :
actin polymerization, biochemistry in two dimensions,
kinetic control of self-assembly, polymer crystallization, theory.