My researches focus on the understanding of the symbiotic interaction between organism at the molecular level. More specifically, I use a combination of bioinformatics and molecular biology tools to explore the complex molecular interactions involved in Host / Symbiont relationships. During my Phd achieved at the Insect Biology Research Institute (IRBI) at University of Tours (France) under the supervision of Pr Elisabeth Huguet and Dr Sebastien Moreau, I studied the parasitoid wasp Cotesia congregata, its associated Polydnavirus and the caterpillar host Manduca sexta. Then I have been postdoctoral researcher at University of Georgia (USA) in the Strand’s lab, to study the molecular basis of symbiont-mediated defense in a multi-component insect association involving the parasitoid wasps Aphidius ervi, the host aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum and its protective secondary endosymbiont Hamiltonella defensa. I am currently postdoctoral researcher at CNRS in the Montpellier Cell Biology Research Center (CRBM, France) in the Landmann's lab, where I try to understand how the Wolbachia endosymbionts control the oogenesis of the parasitic filarial nematodes Brugia malayi.