MD, PhD, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science, Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Elected Vice-Dean. Member of Academia-net. Post-doctoral stage at the ZMBH, Heidelberg, Germany; PhD in Life Sciences in Strasbourg, France; medical studies in Paris, France. Since my post-doc time, I study the molecular and cellular basis of regeneration, neurogenesis and aging and I use Hydra, a freshwater cnidarian polyp, as model system.