Dr. Romain Cartoni

Research and Grants Office Director

+41 22 379 11 17

Romain Cartoni earned a PhD in Biology from the University of Geneva (UNIGE). After a short post-doctorate at the University of Lausanne, he spent almost 13 years in the USA, first as a post-doctoral fellow at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, then as an assistant professor at Duke University where, for 5 years, he set up a productive and financially sound laboratory.

During that time, he was particularly involved in the mentoring of PhD students within the university's various graduate programs. He was named Whitehead Scholar in 2019 and in 2021 received the Thomas R. Lee Award from the BrightFocus Foundation, as well as federal RO1 funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

For over 15 years, Romain has acquired extensive knowledge of research funding mechanisms at both national and international levels, and the ability to understand the needs and difficulties of scientists at all levels and in all fields. He has developed a wide national and international network of scientists and administrators in universities, private companies and funding agencies.

Academic values are particularly close to his heart, and he is committed to promoting a management style based on transparency, respect and flexibility, and to nurturing a diverse and inclusive working environment.