I am a biophysicist interested in plant growth and biomechanics. Please consult my CV for more information.
In September 2017, I have been appointed as an assistant professor in cell biology at Universite de Montreal.
Kristoffer got his PhD from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå (SLU), under the supervision of Rishi Bhalerao. After graduating, Kristoffer obtained an International Postdoc Grant from the Swedish Research Council to conduct his postdoctoral research in our group. His project is about the biomechanical control of organ bending.
More about Kristoffer here.
Loann studied physics and biophysics in Paris. He started his PhD in the group in September 2019 to work on cell mechanics.
Viraj studied physics at Oxford University (UK) and did his Master’s degree in the lab of Sonia Contera. Viraj joined the group in September 2020 for his PhD. His interest is on growth regulation at the cellular and organ level.
Sahil studied physics at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata University (India). Sahil started his PhD in our group in October 2021. His thesis project- measuring physical forces in plant stomata – is part of an international collaboration financed by our HFSP grant on grass stomata.
Mandar obtained a Master’s degree in physics from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal. He started his PhD in our group in October 2021. Mandar’s project, modeling physical forces in plant stomata – is part of an international collaboration financed by our HFSP grant on grass stomata.
Teodora was an intern in the group (Fall of 2020) for a Bachelor’s project. She analyzed cell growth of the shoot apical meristem in 2D and 3D.
Emilie joined the group in Fall 2018 for her MSc. She worked on cell size regulation in growing organs. Emily has a background in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology.
Hana Bertrand (Hana Rakusova)
Hana joined the group as a post-doc in April 2019. She is a specialist in live microscopy, auxin transport and gravitropism.
Paula was an intern in the group in 2018. She worked on cell growth in the shoot apical meristem.