ACADEMIC INTERESTS - My work is aimed at understanding how ecological conditions affect the evolution of physiological traits, which spans from studying macro-evolutionary patterns to individual genes. My main model organisms are parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera), because these insects evolved an atypical response to superfluous feeding by switching fat synthesis on or off despite feeding on sugars. I have further published on topics including sexual selection, life history evolution, stress physiology, as well as behavioural and chemical ecology.
CURRENT POSITION - F.R.S.-FNRS Chercheuse Qualifiée at UCLouvain, Belgium (since 2019)
PREVIOUS RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS - F.R.S.-FNRS Collaboratrice Scientifique at UCLouvain, Belgium (2018-2019) • F.R.S.-FNRS Chargée de Recherches postdoctoral fellow at UCLouvain, Belgium (2016-2018) • Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at Tours University, France (2013-2015) • Postdoctoral associate at the University of Florida, USA (2012) • PhD-student at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2007-2011).