Matthias Koch

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Email Address: 
mdkoch@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
228 Carl Icahn Laboratory
Degrees: 

PhD in Physics 2015, University of Freiburg, Germany

Research interests:

I am interested in the physics of bacteria, especially how bacteria interact with their mechanical micro-environment. I develop and use a variety of experimental biophysical techniques to study how Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a human pathogen, actively probes substrate mechanical properties using dynamic, arm-like external appendages, and how individual cells can control and regulate these sensors genetically and biochemically.