Hadi Boukhatmi 

Group leader 


I obtained a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the university of Oran (Algeria) in 2004. I then moved to France for a master1 (Limoges) and then a master2 and a PhD carried out in the laboratory of Alain Vincent at the Center for Developmental Biology (2008-2012, Toulouse). From 2013 to 2019 I took a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Sarah Bray at University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), supported by EMBO long term fellowship. In 2020, I obtained an ATIP-Avenir funding and, the following year, I created the “Muscle Development and Repair” team at the Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes (IGDR, Rennes). I am interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate development and tumorigenesis. 

Outside the lab I can most likely be found on a Rowing boat ! 

Nourhene Ammar 

PhD student (AFM Fellow) 


I started my university education at the Biotechnology Institute in Tunisia, then I moved to the University of Toulouse, where I obtained a master degree Developmental biology. I’m currently in my second-year of PhD, and my research focuses on the genes and mechanisms that regulate adult muscle stem cells activation during muscle regeneration and repair.

Emma Leroux  

PhD student 


After completing my master's degree of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Rennes 1, I started my thesis in the Muscle Development and Repair team in October 2022.

My project consists to study Notch signaling pathway dynamic at the different stages of the differentiation process, from stem cell to differentiated muscle cell.

Olivier Josse

Master 2 student 


After completing my Bachelor's degree in "Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology and Animal Physiology" at the University of Rennes, I joined the "Molecular and Cellular Biology" Master's program in Rennes, and I am currently doing my M2 internship in the Muscle Development and Repair team.

My project consists in study the function of the Shavenbaby (Svb) gene at different stages of development, in Drosophila muscle.

Aurélien Guillou

Research Assistant (AI/CNRS) and Fly facility manager 


Cyrille Surbled 

Research assistant/Lab manager (UR1) 


Past members 

Aïssatou Dieng (2022) Master 2 student (Paris Sorbonne). 

Manon Jacquet (2022) Master 1 student (Université de Rennes).

Elodie Marchal (2022) Undergrad student (L2) (Université de Rennes).

Emmanuel Gallaud (2022-2024) Postdoctoral Fellow. 

Savannah Moinet (2023) Master 2 Student.