Yonit Maroudas-Sacks

Our PhD student Yonit Maroudas-Sacks won a Gutwirth Scholarship.

Yonit's research, instructed by Kinneret Keren and Erez Braun, focuses on the role of mechanical self-organisation in morphogenesis, the emergence of patterns and form during development of living organisms. As a model system, they studied the regeneration of Hydra, a small fresh water animal. Yonit currently works on applying the framework of active nematic physics to understand actin cytoskeleton organisation in Hydra, as well as the effect of externally applied mechanical constraints and the role of mechanical feedback in the regeneration process.

Congratulations Yonit!