I am a paleoanthropologist working on Plio-Pleistocene hominin paleobiology with a particular interest in the evolutionary and adaptive contexts from which the genus Homo emerged. More specifically, my research aims to reconstruct the taxonomic diversity, neuroanatomy and locomotor behavior of Australopithecus, Paranthropus and early Homo based on the analysis of key cranial (e.g., inner ear, brain endocast, braincase) and postcranial (e.g., vertebrae) structures. I am developing additional research projects focusing on the study of fossil cercopithecids that co-existed with hominins during this critical period and that represent a relevant comparative group for « contextualizing » the hominin adaptations.