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Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute




Kristian Franze 2020



Professor Kristian Franze

CNS development and disease

Departmental Affiliation: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Professor of Neuronal Mechanics




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.


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CSCI collaborators

Kevin Chalut 

Thora Karadottir