David Tareste PhD Adhesion Physics

Course and current status


INSERM Researcher

Jacques Monod Institute, Paris, France

(January 2009 – Present)

Membrane Traffic in Health and Disease

Associate Research Scientist

Columbia University, New York, USA

(March 2003 – December 2008)

Physiology and Cellular Biophysics


Co-director of the FdV ("Frontières du Vivant") PhD Program

Paris Diderot University, Paris, France

(September 2013 – Present)

Teacher at the AIV ("Approches Interdisciplinaires du Vivant") Master

René Descartes University, Paris, France

(September 2009 – September 2013)

Practical work in Physics at the"Agrégation de Physique"

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

(September 2001 – June 2002)

Tutorial classes in Physics at the School of Medicine

René Descartes University, Paris, France

(September 1998 – June 2000)

Scientific summary

I am studying the molecular mechanisms of intracellular membrane fusion machineries (SNAREs and Mitofusins) using the reconstitution of fusion proteins into artificial lipid bilayers and following the deformation, adhesion and fusion of these artificial membranes through molecular force measurements, spectrometry and fluorescence or electron microscopy imaging techniques.

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