Team

On going PhD students and Post-doc (October 2020)

Francesco Bonacci (Postdoc 2019-2021). Semiflexible filaments in oscillating flows. Funding ERC PadyFlow. Collaboration with Anke Lindner (PMMH)

Magdalean Kopec (PhD 2019-2022) Growth and mechanics of actin filament networks. Funding: UpToParis program (European Union’s Horizon 2020). ED PIF 564. Co-supervision with Julien Heuvingh, PMMH and Matthieu Piel, Institut Curie – IPGG., PMMH.

Zhibo Li (PhD 2019-2022) Biofluid dynamics in microfluidic flows. Funding from CSC (Chinese council for science). ED PIF 564. Co-supervision with Anke Lindner, PMMH.

Maya M (Postdoc 2019-2022). Frustrated self assembly of microprinted colloids. Funnding ERC Martin Lenz. Collaboration Martin Lenz (LPTMS & PMMH).

Lucas Prévost (PhD 2018-2021) Micro-helixes in viscous flows: from fluid-structure interactions to suspension dynamics. Funding: ERC PaDyFlow. ED PIF 564. Co-supervision with Anke Lindner, PMMH.

Jospeh Vermeil (PhD 2020-2023). Biophysics of the cell cortex. Funding:AMX. ED PIF 564. Co-supervision with Julien Heuvingh, PMMH and Matthieu Piel, Institut Curie – IPGG.

Alexandra Zak (Postdoc 2020-2021). Dynamical and mechanical characterization of the cell cortex during migration and mitosis. Funding: Qlife collaboration with Matthieu Piel Institut Curie – IPGG.

Alumni

Reda Belbahri (PhD 2016-2020) Impact of actin regulatory proteins in the mechanics of yeast endocytosis. Rôle des protéines réticulantes de l’actine dans la mécanique de l’endocytose chez la levure. Funding ERC Alphée Michelot/own ressources at PMMH. ED – 62 AMU. Co-supervision with Alphée Michelot, IBDM, Marseille.

Valentin Laplaud (PhD 2016-2019) Mechanics and Dynamics of cellular actin cortex. Funding ITMO Cancer, ED 474 FDV , Univ. Paris Descartes. Co-supervision with Matthieu Piel, Institut Curie-IPGG. Current status: Postdoctoral fellow in LadHyX, Palaiseau, France. Team of Arezki Boudaoud.

Nandan Pandit, ( Visiting PhD student Jan-Jul 2019) Investing the molecular origins of Arp2/3 complex stiffness. PhD student in Enrique De La Cruz’s lab at Yale University, USA (Chateaubriand fellowship).

Cesar Valencia-Gallardo (2017-2019) Coupling between mechanics of actin cytoskeleton networks and regulatory protein activity. Funding ANR MuScActin. Current status: Scientist and Founder at Entrepreneur First.

Francesca Tesser (2017-2019) Flow of micro-printed helices with or without an head. Funding ERC PaDyFlow. Current status: Research and Development Engineer, company CorWave, Paris

Jean Cappello (PhD 2016-2019) Transport dynamics of flexible fibers in viscous flows. Funding ERC PaDyFlow. ED PIF 564. Co-supervision avec Anke Lindner, PMMH. Current status: Postdoctoral fellow in Université libre de Bruxelles, équipe de Benoit Scheid.

Marine Daïeff (PhD 2015-2018) Deformation and transport of micro-helices in viscous flows. Funding ED PIF 564, Univ. Paris Diderot. Co-supervision avec Anke Lindner, PMMH. Current status: Research engineer in microfluidics, Elveflow, Paris

Yanan Liu (PhD 2014-2018) Single and collective fiber dynamics in microflows. Funding from CSC (Chinese council for science). Co-supervision avec Anke Lindner, PMMH. Current status: Assistant Professor, Northwest University, Xi’an, China.

Jonathan Pham, ( Visiting PhD student Sep 2013 – Mars 2014) Deformation of micro-helices under flow. PhD student in Alfred Crosby’s lab at Department of Polymer Science and Enigneering, UMass, Amherst, USA (Chateaubriand fellowship).

Jessica Planade (PhD 2013-2016) Role of actin partners in the mechanics of dense branched acti nnetworks in yeast. Funding ED 518, University Paris Diderot. Co-supervision with Julien Heuvingh.

Pierre Bauër (PhD 2012-2015) Mechanical measurements and force generation of branched actin networks with micromagnetic cylinders. Funding INSIS-CNRS. ED 389, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. Co-supervision with avec Julien Heuvingh. Current status: Project leader at the Hospital of Institut Curie.

Joseph Tavacoli (PostDoc 2011-2013) Fabrication of superparamagnetic micro-cylinders. Funding ANR ACTIMAG and Fondation P.-G. de Gennes. Current status: PostDoc at Soft Condensed Matter Group, LMU, Munchen, Germany.

Jason Wexler, (Visiting PhD student Jan 2011 – Avr 2011) Bending of elastic fibers in confined micro-channel. PhD student in Howard Stone’s lab at Princeton University, USA.

Thomas Pujol (PhD 2009-2012) Mechanical study of branched actin networks. Funding ED 518, University Paris Diderot, Paris. Co-supervision with avec J. Heuvingh. Current status: Postdoctoral fellow at Laboratoire Jean Perrin, Sorbonne Université, Paris.

Nawal Quennouz, (PhD 2009-2012) Transport and deformation of an elastic filament in viscous cellular flow. Funding ED 389, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. Current status : R\&D Manager in a startup, DNA Script.

Elie Wandersman (PostDoc 2007-2008) Deformation of an elastic fiber in an array of stagnation poitns. Funding ATER UPMC. Current status: Assistant Professor, laboratoire Jean Perrin, Sorbonne Université, Paris.

Avin Babataheri, (PhD 2005-2009) Artificial cilia: physical model of ciliated propulsion. Funding Ministère, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.