Satellite Workshop: "New & Notable in Biophysics"
Dr. Pere Roca-Cusachs
Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), University of Barcelona
Understanding the cell-extracellular matrix mechanical link: from molecular roles to emerging behaviors.
Pere Roca-Cusachs obtained his PhD in cellular biophysics in 2007 from the Medical School at the University of Barcelona. He then worked in the lab of Prof. Michael Sheetz (Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University) as a post-doctoral researcher until 2011. In 2011, He joined the University of Barcelona as a tenure-track lecturer. In 2012, he obtained a position as junior group leader at the Institute for bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC). His research focuses on unraveling the physical and molecular mechanisms by which cells detect and respond to mechanical force.