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Since fall 2019: Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology department at the University of Arizona
Since Jan 2017: Associate Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, (LDEO,
Since Jan 2014:  AMNH research associate, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY.
Sept 2012-Dec 2016:  Lamont Assistant Research Professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Oct 2011-Aug 2012: Devonshire Postdoctoral Scholar at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI,
Funding: WHOI postdoctoral fellowship (
Part time postdoctoral research fellow appointment at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (

Jan 2008-Sept 2011: Postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE, and the department of oceanography ( at the University of Hawaii.
Lab: David M. Karl (
Funding: Gordon and Betty Moore foundation (DMK) (

2004-2007: Ph.D. in Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Aix-Marseille II -
Ph.D. defense: October 22nd 2007 – very honorable distinction – Thesis prize of the Mediterranean University (May 2008).
Ph.D. title: Role of heterotrophic bacteria and primary producers in the phosphate cycling: coupling between carbon and phosphate fluxes in relation with functional community structure.
Supervisors: Thierry Moutin and France Van Wambeke


2003-2004: M. Sc. in Biological and Marine Environmental Oceanology
Minor: Knowledge of Primary Producers, University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris VI

2002-2003: M.Sc. in Populations and Ecosystems Biology
Minor: Marine ecology, University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris VI


1999-2002: B.Sc. in Organisms Biology
Minor: Ecology and Phycology, University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris VI
Awards and Fellowships
2020    Scialog Fellow
2017    Palisades Geophysical Institute (PGI) Young Scientist Award
2011    Devonshire Postdoctoral Scholarship from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) 
2008    Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award of the Mediterranean University (France). 
2004    Ministry of National Education, Research and Technology Scholarship from the French Government (Equivalent to NSF Graduate Research Fellowship).



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