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I completed a bachelor in physics and mathematics in 2012 and a master’s degree in condensed matter physics in 2015, both at the University of Montreal (Canada). My Master thesis consisted of a numerical analysis of structural defects and medium-range order in amorphous silicon. I then completed a PhD in biophysics at the University of Zurich (2019) where I studied the influence of hydrodynamic forces in the development and regeneration of the zebrafish caudal fin.
I joined the LANE in December 2019 to (i) study the anatomy and kinematics of the elephant trunk to provide new insights for the design of a biomimetic soft robotic arm and (ii) investigate mechanical aspects of embryogenesis.