Jean-Léon is a team leader at Institut Curie in the group "Mechanics of Mammalian Development". At CRI, he co-teaches the Physics of the Cell courses in the M1 of Master AIRE - LiSc.
We want to understand how the mammalian embryo shapes itself. For this, we study how the forces that deform the embryo are generated. Usual suspects are the cytoskeleton, adhesion molecules and intercellular fluid. We use microscopy to observe the deformations, biophysical tools to measure the forces, and genetics to perturb them.
More on his research on his webpage on the website of Insitut Curie.