I am interested in the mechanical stresses that microbes are able to develop as they grow as a community.
During my PhD, I studied the influence of cell-surface adhesion forces on the morphology of bacterial microcolonies. Now, I investigate the role of growth-induced pressure on the physiology of budding yeast cells growing in confined environments.
- 2016-present: Postdoc with Oskar Hallatschek, UC Berkeley
- 2012-2015: PhD in Physics for Living Sciences, Grenoble University (advisor: S. Lecuyer) and ENS Paris (advisor: N. Desprat), France
- 2010-2012: MSc in Liquid Physics, Paris 7 University, France
- 2008-2010: BSc in Fundamental Physics, ENS Cachan, France
M.C. Duvernoy, T. Mora, M. Ardré, V. Croquette, D. Bensimon, C. Quilliet, JM. Ghigo, M. Balland, C. Beloin, S. Lecuyer, and N. Desprat
“Asymmetric adhesion of rod-shaped bacteria controls microcolony morphogenesis,” Nat. Comm. 9 (2018) 1120.