After a master's degree in fundamental physics from Bourgogne University and a doctorate in nuclear physics at the University Louis Pasteur, now known as the University of Strasbourg (1996), Dr. Christelle Roy joined the CNRS in 1997 as a research fellow. She became research director in 2010.
In 2005, she was appointed deputy director of the Laboratory of Subatomic Physics and Associated Technologies, then in 2009 deputy director of the Institut pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC). She became director in 2011, a position she held until 2017. From 2012 to 2014, she was the vice-president of research and education for the Alsace BioValley competitiveness cluster and from 2017 to March 2021, the vice-president of strategy and development for the University of Strasbourg. From October 2020 to May 2021, Dr. Roy has overseen the “Europe” mission to the CNRS Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Alain Schuhl. Since May 2022, Dr. Roy is director of the European and International Division at CNRS for 4 years renewable. She is also member of Naval Group Scientific council as well as the one of the Italian national research center, the CNR.