Lucie spent her childhood in the lovely city of Sete, also called the Little Venice of the South of France. She joined the engineering school INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences) in 2013 where she learned about physics and micro-nanotechnologies. She discovered the research environment through multiple internships. In 2016, she worked for Nanolane-Eolane at the joined lab Biosoft / LAAS-CNRS on cancer-cell adhesion and imaging.
She pursued in the field of medicine-oriented research with an internship at the FiCMA group (Physics and Crystallography Materials) at the University Rovira i Virgili (Spain). There she developed and characterized luminescent nanoparticles for a thermometric biomedical application.
Lucie dived more into biology during an internship in collaboration between Engineering for Life and Applications (LAAS-CNRS) and Phagocyte migration and differentiation (IPBS) teams working on nano-devices to study adhesion structures formed by human macrophages.
She has now started a PhD under the co-supervision of Morgan and Catherine Villard (IPGG, MMBM team). Lucie studies morphotype plasticity of the fungi Candida albicans under mechanical stress using microfluidics devices.