Jean Francois Darrigrand
I performed my master studies at the Center for interdisciplinary Research (CRI, Paris). My rotation led me to work on centrosome biology, skeletal muscle development and image analysis, and triggered my interest towards developmental biology and stem cells. I then pursued my PhD at the Myology Institute (Sorbonne University, Paris) working on neural crest cells, cardiovascular development and BMP signalling in the mouse embryo. This experience got me very interested in the wide range of cues regulating morphogenesis. I am now joining the Spagnoli Lab as a postdoc to work on the importance of the extracellular matrix and mesenchyme for the spatial development of the pancreas.