Dr. Lecuit is a regular Simons Visitor. He is an experimental biologist interested in tissue dynamics during development. During his visit he interacted with Madan Rao as well as Simons Fellow Richard Morris. As an outcome of this visit Dr. Rao and Morris are "named collaborators" on an upcoming ERC grant application to set aside distinct funding for travel between NCBS, IBDM Marseille, and Chicago (where another collaborator E. Munro is based). Multiple collaborations along with Madan Rao have emerged from this collaboration.