Gaëlle Pontarotti holds a PhD in Philosophy from University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (2017). She is a philosopher of biology and a philosophy teacher. Her research deals with the concepts of extended heredity, epigenetics, environment and race. She has written various articles on these topics. She has also co-edited a volume dedicated to the concept of Identity : L’identité, Dictionnaire encyclopédique (Gallimard, 2020). She was a postdoctoral fellow in the project EnviroBioSoc, funded by ANR.