Hannah Yevick

Assistant Professor of Physics


PhD Institut Curie — University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 2014


Mechanics of cell and tissue development, collective behaviors in living systems


Living systems undergo highly stereotypic shape changes as they develop their final target shape. The Yevick lab is an interdisciplinary team that brings together soft matter biophysics, developmental biology, and computer science to understand how mechanical patterns at the tissue scale yield robust tissue shapes. We work primarily with cell culture and the fruit fly early embryos to uncover how cellular architecture, intercellular connectivity, and global tissue patterns impact collective dynamics during development. Understanding the physics of how populations of tissues and organs gain their final shape will shed light onto developmental defects that result from morphogenetic dysregulation.

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Sample of Recent Publications

A Hallou, HG Yevick, B Dumitrascu, V Uhlmann,
Deep learning for bioimage analysis in developmental biology
Development (2021) 148 .
HG Yevick, PW Miller, J Dunkel, AC Martin
Structural redundancy in supracellular actomyosin networks enables robust tissue folding
Developmental cell  (2019) 50, 586-598.
HG Yevick, G Duclos, I Bonnet, P Silberzan
Architecture and migration of an epithelium on a cylindrical wire
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2015) 112, 5944-5949.