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DEGREES

 

June 1998: Sciences Baccalaureate (Major: Biology)(Roubaix, France).

 

1998-2000: 2 year advanced math and science program (Lycée Albert Châtelet,Douai, France). Intensive preparatory course for M.S. entrance exams.

 

2000-2003: Master of Sciences (M.S.) in Agronomy and agricultural practices, option ecology and environment, Agricultural school of Dijon (ENESAD: Etablissement National d’Enseignement Supérieur Agronomique de Dijon).

 

2003-2005: M.S. in Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Thesis title: “Evaluation of Podisus maculiventris(Say) as a biological control agent against viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni(Paykull)]”. MainAdvisor: John Sanderson.

 

2006-2009: Ph.D.in Entomology (awarded August 17th2009), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Thesis title: “Oviposition of viburnum leaf beetle [Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull)]: from ecology to biological control of an invasive pest.” Mainadvisor: Ann Hajek

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Fall 2003-Fall 2005: Graduate Research / Teaching assistant, Entomology Department, Cornell University(NY, USA). Supervisor: John Sanderson.

 

Spring 2006-Spring 2009: Graduate Research / Teaching assistant, Entomology Department, Cornell University(NY, USA). Supervisor: Ann Hajek.

 

Summer 2009: Graduate Research assistant, Ecology and Evolutionary Department, Cornell University(NY, USA). Supervisor: Anurag Agrawal.Fall

 

2009-2010: Post doctoral Researcher, Ecology and Evolutionary Department, Cornell University(NY, USA). P.I: Anurag Agrawa

 

Spring 2011-Spring 2015: Postdoctoral Researcher(80%), Fundamental and Applied Research in Chemical Ecology (FARCE) laboratory, Institute of Biology, Neuchâtel University(Switzerland). P.I: Prof. Ted Turlings.

Spring 2014-Spring 2015: Postdoctoral Researcher(20%), Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zürich(Switzerland). P.I: Prof. Florian Schiestl.

Spring 2015-Winter 2015: Postdoctoral Researcher (80%), Evolutionary Entomology laboratory (E-Vol), Institute of Biology, University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). P.I: Dr. Betty Benrey.

Spring2016-Present: Research Entomologist / quarantine officer, European Biological Control Laboratory (EBCL), USDA-ARS, Montferrier-sur-lez (France).

HONORS & AWARDS


Gyrisco award for outstanding graduate research in applied entomology (annual award, Cornell University) 2008.

First prize student competition (poster presentation), Entomological Society of America Eastern branch meeting 2009.

John Henry Comstock award for outstanding Ph.D. in Entomology (annual award, Entomological Society of America) 2010.

 

RECOMMENDERS

 

More information and reference letters can be obtained from:


Prof. Anurag Agrawal
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Cornell University
Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY – USA 14853 Tel: 607 254 4255 e-mail: aa337@cornell.edu
 
Prof. Ted Turlings
Institute of Biology
University of Neuchâtel Rue Emile-Argand 11 e-mail: ted.turlings@unine.ch


Prof. Ann Hajek
Entomology department
Cornell University
Comstock Hall, Ithaca, NY – USA 14853 Tel: 607 254 4902
e-mail: aeh4@cornell.edu 
 
Prof. Florian Schiestl 
Institute of Systematic Botany 
University of Zürich
Zollikerstrasse 107, Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)44 634 84 09 e-mail: florian.schiestl@systbot.uzh.ch
 
Dr. Paul Weston
School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences
Charles Sturt University
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650 (Australia) Tel: 02 6933 2420 e-mail: pweston@csu.edu.au