Christian Braendle

Current position

Group leader

Host institution

Institute of Biology Valrose, Nice, France CNRS, France

Gene-environment interactions in development and evolution



Christian Braendle is interested in understanding how environmental variation and genotype-environment interactions contribute to phenotypic variation. He is using the C. elegans model as well as closely related species to study how environmental variation modulates developmental processes and their phenotypic outcomes, including fitness consequences.


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• 2003 : Ph. D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, USA, David Stern's lab

• 2004-2007 : Post-doctoral fellow, Jacques Monod Institute, Paris, France, Marie-Anne Felix' lab

• 2008 : Post-doctoral fellow, Centre d'Immunologie Marseille-Luminy, Marseille, France, Jonathan Ewbank's lab


• Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg), Berlin, 2012

• ATIP CNRS, 2008