CHUV - Lausanne
"Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois" – Medical Genetic department
Rue du Bugnon 21,
For families wishing to have more information on these studies, please contact Sébastien Jacquemont or a team member:
As a child neuropsychologist, I am particularly interested in neurodevelopmental disorders and how those affect cognition and behavior. Within Prof. Jacquemont’s group, I work on CNVs that are risk factors for autism spectrum disorder. The goal of our research is to better understand how these genetic rearrangments affect the clinical phentoype (cognition, everyday functioning) and to help decifer some of the underlying mecanisms.
I am interested in the identification of biomarkers of ASD severity at the level of clinical phenotype, brain structure and genetic mutations. Particularly, I am focused on the characterization of the autistic individuals with the major genetic risk factor to develop ASD: the number of genomic copies at the 16p11.2 locus. My research involves a multidisciplinary approach combining clinical neuropsychology together with quantitative and functional magnetic resonance imaging.
I joined in 2013 the Prof. Sébastien Jacquemont’s team. My job involves to understand the impact of genomic rearrangements on cognitive and psychiatric phenotype. I participate in the recruitment of participants as well as neuropsychological and behavioral assessments.
I recently started my PhD in Sébastien Jaquemont’s lab and I will be co-directed by Bogdan Draganski from Lausanne’s Neuroimaging lab. During my thesis I will work on the characterisation of the population carrying 1q21.1 deletion and duplication by combining several features such as genetic information, neuropsychological assessments and neuroimaging.