Baptiste has been passioned by ageing since his adolescence. He did a bachelor's degree in biology in Marseille, then was awarded a scholarship from the French state (status of "normalien eleve") to do a three-year master's degree at the ENS Paris-Saclay. He first came to the Babraham Institute for a 9-month placement in the team of Jon Houseley, where he used TrAEL-seq on replicatively aged budding yeast. Then he went back to France to follow taught courses in ageing and longevity, and completed his master's degree with a 6-month placement in the team of Rahul Samant where he initiated the yeast part of his lab.
Baptiste started his PhD in the group of Jon Houseley in 2023, where he will investigate the extent, the causes and the physiological consequences of replication stress and RDNA-breaks-induced chromosomal amplifications in ageing using budding yeast and flies as model organisms.
Outside the lab, Baptiste enjoys swimming, playing chess and Go - and is part of the Cambridge student society of Go -, cooking and drawing.