Dr. Celine Dinet, Junior Research Fellow
I completed my undergraduate studies in Chemistry and my masters in Physical Chemistry and chemistry of materials at the University of Lebanon. Following that, I moved to France on a fellowship from the French ministry to do a PhD with Dr. Kheya Sengupta and Dr. Anne Charrier. My PhD project was at the cross-road between chemistry, physics and biology. I solved a technological challenge in biophysics: that of nano-patterning biomolecules on soft materials. After finishing my PhD in December 2016, I stayed in the same lab as a post-doctoral researcher and as a teaching assistant in the department of chemistry. In September 2017, I moved to Durham University to start a one-year post-doctorate position under the supervision of Dr. Margarita Staykova on ‘the mechanics of the cellular coat’. Due to the short duration of the project, I applied and was awarded the Durham International Junior research fellowship for my project on understanding friction force between interacting cell membranes. Since then, I am a Junior research fellow in the department of physics at Durham University.
Department of Physics
- Biomimetic model membranes
- Cell adhesion and mechanics
Chapter in book
- Miller, E., Stubbington, L., Dinet, C. & Staykova, M. (2019). Biophysical insights from supported lipid patches. In Advances in Biomembranes and Lipid Self-Assembly. Elsevier. 29.
- A. Wahl, C.Dinet, L.Limozin & K. Sengupta (2015), T-lymphocyte spreading on soft substrates, 44:S221 Meeting abstract: European biophysics journal with biophysics letters, 0-681.
- Wahl, A., Dinet, C., Dillard, P., Nassereddine, A., Puech, P.H., Limozin, L. & Sengupta, K. (2019). Biphasic mechanosensitivity of T cell receptor-mediated spreading of lymphocytes. PNAS 116(13 ): 5908-5913
- C., Dinet, A., Wahl, F., Pi K., Bouzalmate, L., Limozin, A.,Charrier & K., Sengupta (2017). Printing Functional Protein Nanodots on Soft Elastomers: From Transfer Mechanism to Cell Mechanosensing. Nano Letters 17(7): 4284.
- F., Pi, P., Dillard, C., Dinet, E., Benard, A., Wahl, I., Ozerov, A., Charrier, L., Limozin & K., Sengupta (2015). Size-Tunable Organic Nanodot Arrays: A Versatile Platform for Manipulating and Imaging Cells. Nano Letters 15(8): 5178.
- 2018: Durham International Junior Research Fellowship
- 2013: PhD award from the French Ministry of national Education, Research and,Technology