Doctor of Philosophy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, Physics / Bio-Engineering (2014)
B.Sc., Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Physics (2005)
Manu Prakash, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
In my post-doc work, I study emerged mechanics and coordination through contractility in biological tissues. Specifically, I study the organism Trichoplax Adhaerens, considered the simplest animal known to live today. Despite having no nerves or muscles, it is capable of remarkable coordination. In addition, its top epithelium, despite being ultra-thin (<1um) and lacking infrastructure (ECM or BM) is capable of extreme resilience to external stresses,and maintenance of tissue integrity.