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ABOUT ME

I have a background in mathematics and obtained a PhD in Public Health, biostatistics from the University of Bordeaux in October 2018. During my PhD, I worked on modeling the dynamics of the immune system following immunization with an Ebola vaccine under development, using ordinary differential equations. I also developed a method for optimizing schedules of immune therapy injections for people with HIV. After my PhD, I did a postdoc at Columbia University Medical Center and worked on identifying early immunological factors associated with clinical outcome after hematopoietic cell transplant. Since I have been in Zurich, I have been studying the determinants of HIV-1 broadly neutralizing antibody induction. I have also worked on antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination, especially in immuno-compromised individuals. Additionally, I have initiated independent work on the effect of sex hormone intake on the immune system and the socio-economic and demographic factors of medication prescription in people with HIV. 

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EDUCATION &
EMPLOYMENT

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Biostatistics, computational immunology

Mechanistic modeling

Longitudinal data. Ordinary differential equations. Parameter estimation with likelihood maximization.

2019 - 2020

Columbia University Medical Center

Postdoctoral research scientist

Optimal control

Treatment optimization using piecewise deterministic Markov processes.

Dimension reduction, variable selection, clustering 

Penalization methods in parametric or semi-parametric models, random forests, principal component analysis, partial least square, unsupervised and supervised clustering methods.

2015 - 2018

Université de Bordeaux.
Bordeaux Population Health Center

PhD in Public health, biostatistics option

2011 - 2015

Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris Saclay

Bachelor and Master degrees (mathematics)

2020 - 2022

University of Zurich
Postdoctoral researcher

Statistical and epidemiological modeling

Generalized linear mixed models. Survival analysis, competing risks.

Applications in immunology and infectious diseases
HIV, Ebola, SARS-CoV-2, vaccine, immunotherapies, allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant, gender medicine

2022 - 2023

Collegium Helveticum, ETH Zurich
Junior Fellow

2023 - present

University of Zurich
Postdoctoral researcher

SCIENCE OUTREACH

I am interested in and try to be involved in communication and outreach events, particularly with children/teenagers. This way, I hope I can give another perspective on science to mid- and high-school students, and maybe inspire some of them to be more curious about the world and to pursue a scientific path. I also hope I can help in improving the representation of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. In New York, I have joined the CUPS (Columbia University Postdoctoral Society) outreach and communication committee, and the 500 Women Scientists group. 

Some events I have recently attended or been involved in:

 

D4P: Modeling, Math, and Social Mixing. Organized by RockEDU Science Outreach.  

Spring Book Club. Discussion on "Weapons of Math Destruction", by Cathy O'Neil. Organized by 500WS. 

Girls' Science Day - April & November 2019. Organized by WISC. 

Science Trivia Night. Organized by CUPS outreach and communication committee. 

Super Saturday STEM expo. Organized by Manhattan's Community School District 5. 

Fall Book Club. Discussion on "Superior: The Return of Race Science", by Angela Saidi. Organized by 500WS. 

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