Alberto Elosegui Artola

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Alberto obtained a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Navarra (Spain) in 2012. After graduation, he moved to Barcelona to the laboratory of Pere Roca-Cusachs at IBEC to pursue his postdoctoral studies. During this time, he contributed to the identification of novel molecular mechanisms that explains how cells sense and respond to mechanical properties. 

In 2017, he was funded with a Marie-Skłodowska Curie fellowship to continue his research training in David J. Mooney’s laboratory at Harvard University. Here, he examined the influence of the extracellular matrix viscoelasticity in cell and tissue response. 

In 2020, he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant and he will establish his lab at the Francis Crick Institute in 2021 in a joint appointment with the Physics Department at King's College London. He will integrate physics, engineering and biology to study the role of mechanics in living tissues. 
 

Qualifications and history

2012
University of Navarra, Spain
PhD Biomedical Engineering
2012
Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain
Postdoctoral Fellow
2017
Harvard University, USA
Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow
2021
King's College London
Lecturer
2021
Francis Crick Institute
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