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About: mchugh

I am interested in understanding how molecular forces shape development. My fascination for developmental biology began with flies while working in the lab of Dr Lolitika Mandal, IISER Mohali as B.S.-M.S. student. During my PhD at University of Tübingen and Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, I learnt single-molecule biophysics techniques and utilised them in understanding how plant cells position their cell division plane. I worked with Prof Erik Schäffer and Dr Sabine Müller. Currently, I am a postdoc in Prof Sean Megason lab at Harvard Medical School understanding forces during patterning and morphogenesis in zebrafish. Twitter: mayank_mchugh

Posts by mchugh:

Back to bench is resetting my mental clock

Posted by on July 13th, 2020

My university has reopened and being reunited with the lab bench after months have reminded me again how much I love what I do for a living. Of course I enjoy the entire process of research from bench to publication, troubleshooting experiments and brainstorming ideas to presenting research stories. However, hands-on working is something I[…]