Cellular Mechanosensation and Osmoregulation
Biology and Chemistry departments
New York University
I studied physics at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. Then, I moved to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam in Germany, where I obtained my Ph.D. in 2016 under the supervision of Stefan Klumpp. In Potsdam, my work focused on the effects of molecular crowding in enzymatic reactions, gene expression, and protein folding. After a two-year postdoc at the University of Tel Aviv under Yair Shokef and Ayelet Lesman, I relocated in 2020 to New York City to pursue a second postdoc at NYU under the supervision of Glen Hocky and Enrique Rojas. My current research interest is resolving the mechanisms of mechanosensitive channel gating in bacteria at the single-cell level.