My name is Max Deforet.

I have recently joined the Laboratoire Jean Perrin in Paris (France), as a CNRS researcher.
Before, I was a Research Associate (aka postdoc) in Joao Xavier lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

I investigate physical processes in biological systems, with a strong focus on the emergence of collective behaviors.

I explored the interplay between growth and dispersal in invasive processes.
I studied the cell-size regulation mechanisms of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa and an extra-long mutant called frik.
I compared the swimming-speed of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa and its multi-flagellated mutant.
I worked on spatially-constrained collective cell migration, in various geometries. This was my PhD project, at the Institut Curie in Paris.
I developed a method for automated quantitative analysis of wound healing assays.

The list of my publications is available on Google Scholar and ORCID.
My peer-review contributions are on Publons.

Outside the lab:
I created a platform for French-language nonfiction and personal essays: Triade.

@maxdeforet.lab on instagram