Charlene, currently a 3rd-year PhD student working in the lab of Bruno Hudry, is exploring the fascinating domain of sex differences in development, metabolism, and behaviour. Her primary focus is to investigate the impact of sex chromosomes on somatic cells, aiming to understand whether they contribute to the sex-biased longevity gap. Additionally, she plans to identify the specific tissues and organs that may be implicated in this phenomenon. Utilizing state-of-the-art genetic tools to manipulate chromosome number and composition in vivo, Charlene’s groundbreaking research aims to unravel the molecular mechanisms underlying the longstanding question: why do women live longer than men?

For further insights into Charlene’s project and tools, her detailed presentation can be accessed on the iBV common server.

(By Nicolas Roby)