I received my PhD from the University of Montpellier (France) where I studied the molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling the hydraulic properties of Arabidopsis thaliana rosette in response to environmental stresses. Then I joined the University of Edinburgh (UK) as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. I studied the contribution of non-transcriptional mechanisms to biological timekeeping of the pico-alga Ostreococcus tauri that has become a new relevant model for plant Systems Biology. Then, I studied how light and thermo-sensitive phytochrome photoreceptors regulate chloroplast RNA processing and photosynthesis. At Carnegie Institution for Science, I studied the mechanisms of thermoadaptation of a desert extremophile C4 plant as a Senior Research Associate. I continue the project as a Research Specialist at Michigan State University (Michigan). The long term goal of this project is to improve crops and to address relevant challenges in response to worldwide climate changes.