Fekrije Selimi @fekrijeselimi is a team leader at the CIRB-Collège de France since January 2011 and a CNRS Research Director. She trained as a PhD student at the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris in the laboratory of Pr. Jean Mariani and as a HFSP post-doctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University in New York in the laboratory of Pr. Nathaniel Heintz. She is the recipient of the 2010 Boehringer Ingelheim FENS award and of an ATIP-AVENIR grant 2011.