Lab Affiliation(s):
Klavs Jensen/Bob Langer Labs
Post Doc Sponsor / Advisor:
Klavs Jensen / Bob Langer
Areas of Expertise:
  • intracellular delivery
  • quantitative cell biology
  • cell mechanics & biophysics
Date PhD Completed:
July, 2012
Expected End Date of Post Doctoral Position:
March 1, 2016

Martin Stewart

  • Post Doctoral

MIT Unit Affiliation: 

  • Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

Lab Affiliation(s): 

Klavs Jensen/Bob Langer Labs

Post Doc Sponsor / Advisor: 

Klavs Jensen / Bob Langer

Date PhD Completed: 

Jul, 2012

Top 3 Areas of Expertise: 

intracellular delivery
quantitative cell biology
cell mechanics & biophysics

Expected End Date of Post Doctoral Position: 

March 1, 2016

CV: 

Research Projects: 

Current project: biophysical mechanisms of intracellular delivery by cell squeezing

Thesis Title: 

The Mechanics of Mitotic Cell Rounding

Thesis Abstract: 

Top 5 Awards and honors (name of award, date received): 

Swiss NSF advanced post.doc mobility fellowship (accepted)
RIKEN foreign post doctoral researcher fellowship (declined)
PhD grade: Summa Cum Laude, TU Dresden, Germany

5 Recent Papers: 

Stewart, M. P., Helenius, J., Toyoda, Y., Ramanathan, S. P., Muller, D. J. & Hyman, A. A. Hydrostatic pressure and the actomyosin cortex drive mitotic cell rounding. Nature, 469, 226-230, (2011).

Stewart, M. P., Toyoda, Y., Hyman, A. A. & Muller, D. J. Force probing cell shape changes to molecular resolution. Trends in Biochemical Science, 36, 444-450, (2011).

Stewart, M. P., Toyoda, Y., Hyman, A. A. & Muller, D. J. Tracking mechanics and volume of globular cells with atomic force microscopy using a constant-height clamp. Nature Protocols, 7, 143-154, (2012).

Stewart, M. P., Hodel, A., Spielhofer, A., Cattin C. J., Muller, D. J., Helenius J.  Wedged AFM-cantilevers for parallel plate cell mechanics. Methods, 60, 186-194, (2013).

Cattin C. J., Düggelin M., Martinez-Martin D., Gerber C., Müller D. J.*, & Stewart M. P.*  Mechanical control of mitotic progression in single animal cells, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 11258-11263, (2015). * co-corresponding

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