Nils Gauthier Joined IFOM in January 2016 to start a research group focused on Mechano-Oncology using interdisciplinary approaches to study the biophysical properties of tumor progression. Nils Gauthier started training in 2000 at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis in France for his PhD under the supervision of Professor Patrice Boquet. The goal of his PhD was to decipher the endocytic road of Helicobacter-pylori VacA cytotoxin into its target epithelial cells.Contact the researcher
Our goal is to understand the roles of mechanical signals generated at the interface between membrane and cytoskeleton during tumor-associated biological events. This way of thinking about cancer is directly linked to the field of mechanobiology (i.e. the study of the role of mechanical forces in biological events) and to the lack of knowledge on the potential role of physical forces and parameters during tumor progression.