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Julien Berro, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and of Cell Biology

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Julien Berro, PhD


Julien Berro was initially trained in Applied Mathematics, Physics and Computer Sciences at the Institut National Polytechnique of Grenoble, France. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematical Modeling in Biology at Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, where he worked with Jean-Louis Martiel and Laurent Blanchoin on mathematical models for actin filament biochemistry and mechanics. After a brief tenure as an assistant professor in the department of Mathematics at Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France, he decided to further his training by learning cell biology and quantitative microscopy in the laboratory of Tom Pollard at Yale University. Since he started his own laboratory in 2013, he has combined experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches to uncover the mechanisms of molecular machineries that produce forces in the cell, with a particular focus on the actin cytoskeleton and endocytosis.

Education & Training

  • Postdoc
    Yale University (2013)
  • PhD
    Universite Joseph Fourier (2006)
  • MSc
    École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées (ENSIMAG/INP-Grenoble, France), Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences (2003)
  • AS
    Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (2000)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Postdoctoral FellowshipEMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation)2007

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