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.
Biostatistics, computational immunology
Longitudinal data. Ordinary differential equations. Parameter estimation with likelihood maximization.
2019 - 2020
Columbia University Medical Center
Postdoctoral research scientist
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
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
2023 - present
University of Zurich
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.