Education

 

 

  • PhD Thesis in Life Sciences – Entomology                                                                        2009 - 2012 

University François Rabelais, Tours, France (With honors)

 

  • Master of Science MASTER 2nd year in Insect Science                                                    2008 - 2009

University François Rabelais, Tours, France (Rank: 1/14, with honors)

 

  • MASTER 1st year in Population Biology                                                                             2007 - 2008

University François Rabelais, Tours, France (Rank: 3/35, with honors)

 

  • Bachelor of Science: LICENCE in Integrative & Evolutive Biology                                  2006 - 2007

University François Rabelais, Tours, France (With honors)

 

 

Scientific meetings * (O: oral presentation P: poster)

 

 

2017

Lahondère C., Vinauger C., Okubo R. and J.A. Riffell. Orchid pollination by snow mosquitoes (O)

Entomology 2017, ESA's 65th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA

Lahondère C., Liaw J.E., Tobin K., Joiner J.M., Vinauger C. and J.A. Riffell. Effect of temperature on olfactory behavior in mosquitoes (Highlighted P)

Entomology 2017, ESA's 65th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA

Lahondère C. Effect of temperature on olfactory behavior in mosquitoes (O)

Post-doctoral Symposium – Seattle, WA, USA

2016

 

Lahondère C. What makes mosquitoes attracted to Platanthera orchids? (O)

UWPA Annual Symposium 2016 - Seattle, WA, USA      

Lahondère C., Vinauger C., Okubo R. & J.A. Riffell. The pollination ecology of Platanthera orchids by snow
mosquitoes (O)
ICE 2016 – XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, USA


Vinauger C., Lahondère C., Locke L.T, Liaw J.E. & J.A. Riffell. Aversive learning in the disease vector mosquito Aedes aegypti (O)
ICE 2016 – XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, USA

Liaw J.E., Lahondère C., Vinauger C. & J.A. Riffell. Aversive learning in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes                 

19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Seattle, USA

 

Lahondère C. What makes mosquitoes attracted to Platanthera orchids? (O)                                               

Post-doctoral Symposium – PechaKucha, Seattle, WA, USA

 

Lahondère C., Vinauger C., Okubo R. & J.A. Riffell. What makes mosquitoes attracted to Platanthera orchids? (P)                            

SICB Annual Meeting, Portland, USA

 

C. Vinauger, Lahondère C., Lutz E.K., Locke L.T & J.A. Riffell. Olfactory learning in the vector mosquito Aedes aegypti (O)                        

SICB Annual Meeting, Portland, USA

2015

Liaw J.E., C. Lahondère, C., Vinauger & J.A. Riffell. Exploring learning abilities of disease vector mosquitoes (P)

18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Seattle, USA

 

Joiner J., C. Lahondère, & J.A. Riffell. Mosquito olfaction: effects of ambient temperature (P)                          

18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Seattle, USA

 

2014

Lahondère C., T. Insausti, J. Ianowski and C.R. Lazzari. Keeping cool: Thermoregulation during feeding in kissing bugs (O).

Entomology 2014, ESA’s 62nd Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA 

 

2013

Lahondère, C. Thermal stress and thermoregulation in haematophagous insects (O)                                      

Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsreid, Germany

 

2012

Lahondère, C. Thermal stress and thermoregulation in haematophagous insects (O)                                       “Kikikose” (lab meeting), Tours, France

 

Lahondère, C. Thermal stress and thermoregulation in haematophagous insects (O)                                       University of Washington, Seattle, USA

 

2011

Lahondère, C.  Rocking behavior in Phasmatodea (P)                                                                                     Colloque SFECA (Société Française pour l’Etude du Comportement Animal), Tours, France

 

Fresquet N., Lahondère C. & C.R. Lazzari. Modulation de la réponse d’extension du proboscis par l’interaction des températures de la cible et de l’environnement chez un insecte hématophage (P)

Colloque SFECA (Société Française pour l’Etude du Comportement Animal), Tours, France

 

Fresquet N., Lahondère C. & C.R. Lazzari. Role of the thermal background on the response to heat in Rhodnius prolixus (P)

The Sixth International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

Lahondère C., Insausti T. & C.R. Lazzari. Handling of thermal stress associated with feeding in haematophagous insects (O + P)

European PhD Network « Insect Science » Tours, France

 

2010

Lahondère, C. & C.R. Lazzari. Stress thermique et thermorégulation chez les insectes hématophages (P)     

16ème Colloque de Biologie de l'Insecte, Lyon, France

 

Lahondère, C. & C.R. Lazzari. Thermal stress and thermoregulation in haematophagous insects (P)               Sensory Ecology: an international course for postgraduate students. Lund, Sweden

 

2009

Lahondère, C. How haematophagous insects avoid excessive heating during feeding? (O)                             

INRA Versailles, France

 

Lazzari, C.R., Lahondère, C., Amino, R. & T.C. Insausti. Keeping cool: how blood-sucking insects avoid excessive warming during feeding. (P)

International Symposium on the Centenary of the Discovery of Chagas Disease, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Lahondère, C. Stress thermique et thermorégulation chez les insectes hématophages (O)                         Journée de l’IRBI (annual lab meeting), Tours, France

 

 

Grants, fundings and awards

 

"Best presentation" award - UWPA research symposium                                                                           2016 

Departmental travel grant from the Department of Biology (UW) ($1000)                                                  2016

University of Washington Undergraduate Research Mentor Nominee                                                        2016

 

University of Washington Undergraduate Research Mentor Nominee                                                        2015

 

The Journal of Experimental Biology Travelling Fellowship (£2,300)                                                          2012

Research and career development grant from the “Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l’Insecte”      2012

reward granted for the participation in laboratory opendays (600€)

 

“Centenary Medal”                                                                                                                                       2009

International Symposium on the Centenary of the Discovery of Chagas Disease, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Teaching experience

 

 

2016

* Chemical Communication (instructor of record): Senior undergraduates (4th year)

2012

* Ecology (4h) B.Sc. level: Licence 1st year 

* Ecology-Ethology (62h) B.Sc. level: Licence 1st year                   

2011

* Insects mounting (4h) M.Sc. level: Master 2nd year   

* Behavioral Ecology (14h) Master 1st year  

* Ecology-Ethology (25h) B.Sc. level: Licence 2nd year        

2010

* Neuro-ethology (4h) Master 1st year                      

* Animal Biology (12h) B.Sc. level: Licence 3rd year

 

 

Professional Service
  • Graduate Program Committee Post-doctoral representative                                                     2016 / 2017

  • Frontiers in Ecology - Review Editor                                                                                            Since 2014

 

  • Reviewer for Bulletin of Entomology, Current Biology, Frontiers in Microbiology, African 

      Journal of Biotechnology, Frontiers in Public Health, Plos One, Journal of Insect Physiology,

      Insect Science

  • Nominated member of the Institute council, IRBI, Tours, France                                                          2012

Outreach activities
  • Invited talk for the monthly meeting of the Scarabs Society at the Burke Museum in Seattle (March 2017)

  • Invited talk for the TriBeta (National Undergraduate Honor Biology Society) Quaterly Seminar (Seattle) (November 2016)

  • Educational series for the Okanogan Highlands Allliance education program (Feb 2016)

  • Seattle Arboretum volunteer (plant survey and inventory) (Nov 2013 - June 2014)

 

  • Participation in the French TV program “On n’est pas que des cobayes” (2012)

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  • Participation in the “Journées Portes Ouvertes” of the University of Tours & the IRBI lab (2009-2012)

 

  • Thematic presentation in entomology for the “Ateliers de Thélème” (for general audience) (2011)

 

  • Participation in the “Fête de la science” (for general audience) (2010)

 

 

Scientific Society Membership

 

Entomological Society of America (ESA)

Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

 

 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present