Baptiste was born in Noisy-le-sec, the hometown of Ferdinand Frédéric Henri Moissan – 1906 Chemistry Nobel Price for the isolation of fluor. He was always interested in the physical aspects of the living. He did his undergrad in Physics before obtaining a Master’s degree from the Physics of Living program of the University Toulouse 3, which he followed with an internship in the CERCO lab on the implication of background noises on a cognitive task. This time in the lab allowed him to discover research and gave him the envy to do and know more.
Baptiste looked for topics at the interface between Physics and Biology, and obtained a second Master’s degree in Neuroscience Behavior and Cognition from the University Toulouse 3, followed by an internship in the MINDING team of the CRCA lab on the creation and experimental validation of a simulation on cellular models.
After brilliantly defending his PhD in December 2021, he is now doing a one-year post-doc with Morgan. Baptiste is working on various aspects of the impact of mechanical stress on microorganisms in order to understand universal behaviors, with an emphasis on how cells can physically adapt when mechanically challenged.