Chiara obtained her Bachelor (Biology) and Master (Evolutionary Biology) degrees from the University of Padua (Italy). She then joined the Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (University of Bergen, Norway) for her PhD, studying axial patterning mechanisms in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. In her postdoctoral career, she has contributed to establishing Clytia jellyfish as a tractable system to study regeneration and recovery of pattern, at the Developmental Biology Laboratory of Villefranche-sur-Mer (Sorbonne University, France). She later studied limb regeneration in the crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis at the Institute for Functional Genomics of Lyon (France), before obtaining the ATIP-Avenir lab starting grant. She became a CNRS permanent researcher in 2022.
Lucas obtained his PhD from Sorbonne University (France), studying life cycle evolution across hydrozoans and contributing to developing Clytia hemisphaerica as a tractable model. During his post-doc at the Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (Bergen, Norway), he studied embryonic development in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. He then pursued an independent research program on medusozoan biology and evolution at the Developmental Biology Laboratory of Villefranche-sur-Mer (Sorbonne University, France), becoming a CNRS permanent researcher in 2015. He further obtained his Habilitation in 2021.
Manon focuses on the genomic and ecological consequences of the loss of the polyp stage in the Pelagia lineage. She notably generated rich and foundational datasets of genomic, transcriptomic and gene-expression patterns on Pelagia noctliuca life cycle stages.
Bastien studies the molecular structure and development of jellyfish sarcomeres, using Pelagia noctiluca as a main experimental model.
Florian studies the mechanical regulation of Clytia regeneration. Funded by ATIP-Avenir, Florian is focusing on live imaging approaches.
Capucine Le Cam Ligier
Master 2 student
Capucine studies the molecular factors involved in Pelagia jellyfish bioluminescence
Master 1 student
Alix focuses on Clytia, studying the changes in epithelial cell packing during wound healing and regeneration.
Maciej is assistant professor at the Gdansk University (Poland), and regularly visiting our lab. He works on a broad array of taxonomical, evolutionary and developmental questions related to siphonophores, a group of colonial planktonic hydrozoans. In our lab, he is notably studying the evolution and development of the eudoxid stage (free living) in the calycophoran group.
- Nicolas Schlick (Jellyfish facility technician, 2021-2022)
- Camille Sant (Bioinformatics engineer, 2021-2022)
- Linnea de Waal (Bachelor student, 2022)
- Achille Villeneuve (Bachelor student, 2022)
- Alexandre Jan (Jellyfish facility technician, 2020-2021)