rick tourdot


Curvature Generation in Cell Membranes

My research has included the development of a cell membrane model which can capture transitions between morphological states due to membrane proteins which induce curvature, such as the formation of a budding vesicle in the cellular process of endocytosis.


Membrane Tension and the Forces between Cells

The adhesion proteins which hold the cell membrane to both its cytoskeleton and the surrounding extracellular matrix can influence membrane tension and possibly alter signalling and cell fate.

Tissue Stresses: what can be learned computationally from histological slides ?

Stresses that arise in tissues either as a product of a disease state or in the development of disease may be seen through the packing of tissue features.