When these forces become large they can feedback onto the physiology of the cells, for instance, by limiting the growth of the cells. The postdoc will be involved in a NIH funded research project that aims at investigating the biological underpinnings of the feedback between forces and growth, first focusing on our model system S. cerevisiae and, as a next step, tumor cell lines. A preprint on our first results is available on request.

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