Professional Experience

Oct 2019 : CNRS Research Officer

Mediterranean Institute of Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE, UMR 7263). Research group : Diversity and Functioning from Molecules to Ecosystems (DFME). Marseille, France.

Oct 2019 : Adjunct Faculty at UIC

Pharmacognosy Institute, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA.

Sep 2015/June 2019 : Research Assistant Professor

Center for Natural Product Technologies (CENAPT) and Institute for Tuberculosis Research (ITR) Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA.

Jan 2011/Sep 2015 : Post-doctoral Research Associate

UIC/NIH Botanical Center for Dietary Supplements, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA.

October 2007/2010 : PhD. in Pharmacognosy

CIFRE LVMH-research/Guerlain
Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Bioactive Natural Substances, UMR-CNRS 7200, Faculty of Pharmacy, Strasbourg University, France.

2013/2018 : Lecturer for Undergraduate, Graduate and PharmD students

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Pharmacy, USA

Topics :

  • What is Pharmacognosy nowadays
  • Infectious diseases due to HACEK organisms
  • Adsorption & Countercurrent Chromatography

Education and Trainings

2005/2006 : Master of Science degree on Natural Substances with Economical Interest

Strasbourg University, France.

2001/2006 : Doctor of Pharmacy degree

Faculty of Pharmacy, Strasbourg University, France

Distinction and Awards

2019 Seal of Excellence received by the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

Project proposal : “Multi-omics approach and imaging techniques for the identification of sponge cells involved in the production and expulsion of bioactive metabolites towards the formation of the sponge exo-metabolome

2010 FRC (Chemical Research Foundation) prize for scientific communications

Antioxidant phenanthrenes from Vanda coerulea stem inhibit PGE-2 production from epidermal keratinocytes”. Illkirch Campus Days (JCI).

2010 Student Poster Award

Simmler C, Bonté F, André P, Lobstein A. “ Antioxidant stilbenoids from stems of Vanda coerulea reduce PGE-2 production on irradiated HaCaT cells thanks to COX-2 inhibition” presented at the 51th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy and the Phytochemical Society of North America, St Petersburg, Florida

2005 Fellowship Grant and Awards from the Alsace region Boussole Initiative

Research project “Ethnobotanical inquiries led in the National Park of Ankarafantsika, Madagascar”.