Welcome! My name is Hugo Juraver-Geslin. I am a biologist and an enthusiast for everything related to photography, graphic and web design.

  • PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology with over 6 years of experience. Masters in Biology, specialist in Developmental Biology.
  • Successful research into the development of the central nervous system.
  • Strong knowledge of cell proliferation and apoptosis processes.
  • Fluent in English and native French. Self-motivated and productive.
  • Excellent team work and communication skills. Accustomed to establishing new collaborations.

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  • 2016 | Training in Java J2EE Development & Angular JS, HTML5 CSS3
    Aston Ecole - SQLI, Paris, France.
  • 2009 > 2013 | PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology - Developmental Biology Specialty
    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.
  • 2004 > 2009 | Masters degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology
    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.
  • 2004 | Scientific Baccalaureate, Paris, France.

professional appointments

Java JE / Angular JS Developer

Alteca - Paris, France

Duration: 2016 - present

Work in the development of web applications both in the front (web interface) and back (Java coding) ends.


New York University - Department of Basic Sciences & Craniofacial Biology - New York, USA

Duration: 2013-2015

Referee: Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet (Head of laboratory)

Study how neural crests are specified at very early stages of development. Issues in this process can lead to craniofacial defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate.


Institut de Biologie de l’École Normale Supérieure (IBENS)- Paris, France

Duration: 2009-2013

Referee: Beatrice Durand (PhD supervisor)

Study how brain forms in mouse and frog embryos at early stages of development.

Master internship

CNRS, UR 5 UPMC - Paris, France

Duration: 2008

Referee: Claire Fournier-Thibault

Study the biological response to cold of the plant Arabidopsis thaliana. More precisely, which genes activation is triggered when the plant is exposed to cold.



  • Petri Dish

    Cell Culture

    Immortalized cell lines (293T HEK)
    Primary cultures: mice cerebellum granular neurons isolation
    Cell transfection
    Cell electroporation (Amaxa system)
  • Embryo


    Micro-injection of Xenopus embryos
    in situ hybridization (double and simple) on mouse and Xenopus embryos in toto
    in situ hybridization on sections
    TUNEL staining
  • Computer

    Web development

    Java language
    Angular JS
    HTML5 / CSS3
    Web Design (Adobe Suite)
  • DNA

    Molecular Biology

    Western Blot
    Reverse Transcriptase-PCR
    Quantitative (q)PCR
  • Slide

    Histology & Immunohistochemistry

    Fine dissection of organs and tissues
    Immunostaining and microscopic confocal analysis
    Proliferation assay (EdU, BrdU stainings)
  • Editing

    Genome Editing

    CRISPR/Cas9 technology

scientific publications

  • DNA Devotta A, Juraver-Geslin, H, Gonzalez JA, Hong CS and Saint-Jeannet, JP.
    Sf3b4-depleted Xenopus embryos: a model to study the pathogenesis of craniofacial defects in Nager syndrome.
    Dev Biol 2016 Jul 15;415(2):371-82.

  • DNA Jaurena MB, Juraver-Geslin, H, Devotta A and Saint-Jeannet, JP.
    Zic1 controls placode progenitor formation non-cell autonomously by regulating retinoic acid production and transport.
    Nat. Commun. 2015 Jun 23;6:7476.

  • DNA Juraver-Geslin, HA and Durand, BC.
    Early development of the neural plate: new roles for apoptosis and for one of its main effectors caspase-3.
    Genesis 2015 Feb;53(2):203-24.

  • DNA Juraver-Geslin HA, Gómez-Skarmeta JL, Durand BC.
    The conserved barH-like homeobox-2 gene barhl2 acts downstream of orthodentricle-2 and together with iroquois-3 in establishment of the caudal forebrain signaling center induced by Sonic Hedgehog.
    Dev Biol. 2014 Dec 1;396(1):107-20.

  • DNA Juraver-Geslin, HA, Ausseil, J, Wassef, M, Durand, BC.
    Barhl2 limits growth of the diencephalic primordium via Caspase3 inhibition of ß-catenin activation.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Feb 8;108(6):2288-93.
  • Grants

    grants and meetings

    • 2013 | LABEX Memo Life
      IBENS (Institut de Biologie de l’École Normale Supérieure)
    • 2012 > 2013 | Aide individuelle Jeune Chercheur
      Association pour la Recherche contre le Cancer (ARC)
    • 2009 > 2012 | Grant from the Ministry of Research and Technology
    • 2012 | Travel Awards
      French Society for Developmental Biology (SFBD), 14th Xenopus International Conference
    • 2015 | Gordon Research Conference on Neural Crest and Cranial Placodes, Bentley University Waltham, USA
      Selected speaker : « Natriuretic peptide signaling and the regulation of cell fate at the neural plate border ».
    • 2012 | Journées EFOR, Paris, France
      Selected speaker : « Cell cycle parameters in Xenopus laevis neuroepithelium ».
    • 2011 | Meeting Club Amphibien, Rochehaut, Belgium
      Selected speaker : « Barhl2 limits growth of the diencephalic primordium ».

    additional informations

    • French: Native
    • English: Fluent
    • Spanish: Fluent (B2 Certification)
    • Vietnamese: Beginner
    • Hobbies
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