Jerome Gros obtained his PhD in 2006 from the University of Marseille-Luminy in France, in the field of Developmental Biology. He then moved Boston, USA as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Cliff Tabin in the department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. In 2012, Dr Gros became an Assistant Professor of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France where his research focuses on the imaging and regulation of the cellular events that shape the early vertebrate embryo. His lab is interested in the role of cell behavior (cell shape, rearrangements, division, etc.) in tissue morphogenesis and how it impacts patterning of different structures during embryogenesis. They use the avian embryo as a model and an integrative approach ranging from classical embryology, molecular genetics, cellular biology, state-of-the-art live imaging microscopy and biophysics to understand how cells and molecular cues interplay to shape tissues during embryogenesis. In particular, they are interested in understanding how the process gastrulation takes place and how it controls limb position during development.