Claire was born in the beautiful city of Toulouse also called “the Pink city”. Along with her scholarship, she has always been fascinated with sciences, especially biology. Thus, at the end of high school, she decided to join a prep school with a biology speciality (BCPST). Two years later she left her beloved hometown to go to Nantes in order to join ONIRIS engineering school to study biotechnology applied in the health sector.
In 2019, she did an internship in a research lab in Australia where she was responsible for optimising the production of a monoclonal antibody. Thanks to this training she discovered that she liked the interface between fundamental research and engineering: developing devices, testing various parameters in order to determine the optimal conditions, etc.
Thus, for her M2 training, she joined a collaborative project between the CRCT and the MILE team at LAAS-CNRS involving biophysics, cancerology and cellular biology. The main aim of this project is to develop a microfluidic device to mechanically compress a stromal tissue and use it in order to determine the transformative impact of mechanical stress on normal stromal tissue and its potential impact on tumour cell behaviour.