Professor Paul Matsudaira

National University of Singapore

Paul Matsudaira received his PhD in Biological Sciences from Dartmouth College in 1981 then carried out postdoctoral research at the Max Planck for Biophysical Sciences (Goettingen, Germany) and the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology (Cambridge, UK). In 1985, he joined the Whitehead Institute, Department of Biology, and later, the Department of Biological Engineering, MIT where his lab worked on the structure and mechanics of the cytoskeleton in cell motility as well as the development and application of micro-analytical methods. In 2009, he moved to the National University of Singapore as Head, Department of Biological Sciences, Director, NUS Centre for BioImaging Sciences, and co-Director, MechanoBiology Institute. His lab studies the mechanobiology of early zebrafish development.