Matthias Koch

Postdoctoral Research Associate
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228 Carl Icahn Laboratory

PhD in Physics 2015, University of Freiburg, Germany

I received my PhD in Physics in 2015 from the University of Freiburg in Germany. 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.