Jean-Marc obtained his M.S. in Bioengineering from the Agricultural University of Gembloux in Belgium in 2004. He completed his Ph.D. in Ecology, which won the Best Thesis Prize in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, at Lund University (Sweden) in 2010. In his dissertation research, he studied the molecular basis of pheromone production and reception in the European corn borer moth, a model to study speciation by means of pheromone divergence. His research interests are centred on understanding the role of olfaction in speciation. Here, Jean-Marc exploits the current knowledge of the molecular basis of mouse olfaction to study pheromone perception in wild populations of deer mice. He is a Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) Fellow and is funded by an EMBO and a HFSP Postdoctoral Fellowship.