“Lynn” Chien-Hui CHIU

> Who am I ? ► link to a short CV

I am a postdoc fellow under the ERC project “Immunity, Development and the Microbiota (IDEM): Understanding the Continuous Construction of Biological Identity” led by Thomas Pradeu. I obtained a PhD in philosophy from University of Missouri (advisor: André Ariew).

Here is my website: http://lynnchiu.me/

> My Post-Doc Project

Microbiota: What is the relation between symbiotic microbiota and host individuality? I am furthering the idea that the associated microbiota of a host is its co-created developmental, immunological scaffold, exploring what this means for the host’s individuality and evolutionary context.

Immunology: What are the “physiological joints” of an organism? I analyze criteria for subdividing an organism into distinct biological subsystems, exploring the role of interfaces/boundaries/compartments for the maintenance of functional and anatomical units.

> Publications

Laurent, Paôline, Valérie Jolivel, Pauline Manicki, Lynn Chiu, Cécile Contin-Bordes, Marie-Elise Truchetet, and Thomas Pradeu. 2017. “Immune-Mediated Repair: A Matter of Plasticity.” Frontiers in Immunology 8. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2017.00454.

Chiu, Lynn, and Gérard Eberl. 2016. “Microorganisms as Scaffolds of Host Individuality: An Eco-Immunity Account of the Holobiont.” Biology & Philosophy 31 (189): 819–37. doi:10.1007/s10539-016-9552-0.

Chiu, L., and Gilbert, S.F. (2015). The Birth of the Holobiont: Multi-species Birthing Through Mutual Scaffolding and Niche Construction. Biosemiotics 1–20. Biosemiotic Achievement of the Year 2015 Award

> E-mail me here : lchiu@immuconcept.org

> Online profiles :

Academia.edu: https://u-bordeaux2.academia.edu/LynnChiu

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lynn_Chiu