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Research Scientist (Chargée de Recherche 1st class, CR1), French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Jouy en Josas

Visiting Scholar, Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


  • HDR in Applied Mathematics — Université d’Évry-Val-d’Essonne (2017)
  • Ph.D. in Statistics — Purdue University (2010)
  • M.S. in Applied Statistics — Purdue University (2007)
  • B.A. in French and Mathematics, concentration in Statistics — Saint Olaf College (2005)

Current research support


  • Dr. Gilles Monneret (2014-2018 Ph.D.): “Estimation of causal effects in gene networks from observational and intervention data” (co-supervision with Grégory Nuel and Florence Jaffrézic)
  • Raphaëlle Momal-Leisenring (2017 M2 internship): “Integrative statistical analysis of multi-omics data”
  • Frédéric Jehl (2017 M2 internship): “Impact of heat stress on liver and blood transcriptomes of laying hens” (co-supervision with Tatiana Zerjal)
  • Dr. Manuel Revilla Sanchez (2016 3-month Ph.D. Erasmus+ Learning Mobility): “An integrative gene network analysis of the genetic determination of pig fatty acid composition” (co-supervison with Jordi Estelle and Yuliaxis Ramayo Caldas)
  • Babacar Ciss (2016 M2 internship): “Constructing predictive models for ovine production data” (co-supervision with Eli Sellem, Allice)
  • Dr. Mélina Gallopin (2012-2015 Ph.D.): “Clustering and network inference for RNA-seq data” (co-supervision with Gilles Celeux and Florence Jaffrézic)
  • Audrey Hulot (2015 M1 internship): “Incorporating a priori biological knowledge into gene network inference from observational and intervention gene expression data” (with Florence Jaffrézic)
  • Meriem Benabbas (2015 M1 internship): “Identifying differentially expressed genes from RNA-seq data using mixture models”
  • Rémi Bancal (2012 M2 internship): “Gene network estimation by adaptive knockout experiments” (co-supervision with Grégory Nuel and Florence Jaffrézic)
  • Mélina Gallopin (2012 M2 internship): “Gene network inference from RNA sequencing expression data” (co-supervision with Gilles Celeux and Florence Jaffrézic)