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Professor Kristian Franze

Kristian Franze 2020    Professor Kristian Franze

CNS development and disease

Departmental Affiliation: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Professor of Neuronal Mechanics 

 

Research

Mechanics in nervous system development and pathology. We are taking an interdisciplinary approach to investigate how cellular forces, local cell and tissue compliance and cellular mechanosensitivity contribute to CNS development and disease. Methods we are exploiting include atomic force microscopy, traction force microscopy, custom-built simple and complex compliant cell culture substrates, optical microscopy including confocal laser scanning microscopy and cell biological techniques.

 

External links

www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/kristian-franze 

 

CSCI collaborators

Kevin Chalut 

Thora Karadottir