Margot Delavy

Margot Delavy

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Margot Delavy

Margot grew up in a tiny village in the Swiss mountains, where cows far outnumbered the human population. Her fascination with microbiology led her to trade her alpine landscapes to the shores of Lake Léman (that she still adamantly refuses to call Lake Geneva), and she enrolled at the University of Lausanne. During her Master, she joined Dominique Sanglard’s lab to develop a diagnostic tool for the detection of fluconazole resistance in the pathogenic fungus Candida albicans. This sparked her interest in navigating the intersection of fundamental science and applied medicine and inspired her to pursue a PhD in Microbiology at Institut Pasteur, in Paris, France. She joined Christophe d’Enfert’s lab, where she studied the influence of the microbiota and host factors on C. albicans intestinal colonization in healthy individuals. Her interest in combining experimental and computational approaches led her to Tobias Hohl’s lab where she’s been investigating the impact of the gut microbiota on fungal dominance in stem-cell transplant patients. Outside of the lab, Margot is always on the lookout for new running paths, the latest dystopian novels, or the perfect alternative to Swiss chocolate.