Postdoctoral Research Associate
Simon joined the lab in May 2019 after obtaining his PhD in Mark Cock/Susana Coelho's lab at the Roscoff Marine Institute belonging to the CNRS and Sorbonne Université in Paris, France. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in 2012 and a Master’s degree in 2014 in Life Sciences focusing on Land Plant Biology from the Université de Poitiers, France before moving on to Stramenopiles during his PhD. There, he worked on homeodomain-containing transcription factors and histone dynamics involved in the haploid-to-diploid transition in the emerging model organism Ectocarpus. When Simon is not in a lab, you can find him playing cello and fancy synthesizers. He also enjoys hiking and landscape photography.