After a general education in Biology, I earned a M.S. in Neuroscience (1998) and a Ph.D. in Ethology (2002) from the University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, under the supervision of Drs. Bernard Thierry and Odile Petit.
From 2003 to 2005 and from 2007 to 2009, I was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute, Inuyama, Japan, working in collaboration with Dr. Michael A. Huffman.
In 2010, I was a visiting researcher at the Primate Research Center, Udayana University, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia, in collaboration with Dr. I Nengah Wandia.
I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow and sessional lecturer in the , University of Lethbridge, Canada, working in collaboration with .
My main research activities and interests consist in exploring the role of socio-ecological factors in group-level decisions, behavioral traditions, and sexual behaviors in non-human primates (capuchins and macaques). I am particularly interested in the evolution of non-adaptive behaviors.
I have carried out studies on various topics, including aggressive and post-conflict interactions, mate choice, group movement, behavioral innovations and traditions, foraging activities, object manipulation, tool-use, and manual preference.