Marie DELATTRE, Principal Investigator

Marie Delattre

I would like to understand the evolutionary dynamics of cellular processes. I established my lab in 2009. Currently, I am fascinated by microtubules and the mitotic spindle. I am also very impressed by the fact the small cellular changes can precondition the emergence of new  reproductive modes.  I have always been using nematodes as model system. I believe these worms are great to address cell biological, developmental and evolutionary questions.

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Caroline LAUNAY, Lab manager

Caroline Launay

I am a lab manager and have a diploma from the ESBS School of Strasbourg. I first worked on tRNA biochemistry in Saclay. I joined the lab in 2012. Currently, I am working on the evolution of spindle dynamics properties. To this end, I am combining in vivo experiments in C. elegans one-cell embryos and in vitro approaches with purified microtubules and proteins.

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Wallis NAHABOO, PhD student

Wallis Nahaboo

I started my PhD in 2012. I have been trained as a biophysicist in the PHELMA engineer school of Grenoble. I am studying the physical forces responsible for anaphase spindle elongation in the one-cell C. elegans embryo. My goal is to built a biophysical model of spindle elongation, comprehensive for all the nematode species we are studying in the lab.

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Soizic RICHE, PhD student

Soizic Riche

I started my PhD in 2011, supported by the Region Rhöne-Alpes. I have been trained as a biologist in the University of Lyon (UCBL). I am studying the evolution of mechanisms controlling spindle positioning, comparing C. briggsae and C. elegans embryos. I would like to also decipher the role of proteins involved in spindle positioning, beyond their implication during embryogenesis.

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Manon GROSMAIRE, PhD student

I started my PhD with a fellowship from the French Ministry of Research in 2015. I have been trained as a biologist in the University of Lyon (UCBL). I am stuying the pseudogamous mode of reproduction in Mesorhabditis species. I have also been able to establish the CRISPR/Cas9 technique of genome engineering in several Caenorhabditis species.

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