Jacky G. Goetz

Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, France

Jacky G. Goetz was born in Strasbourg in 1979. He graduated in pharmacology and cell biology from University of Strasbourg (France) where he studied astrocytoma cell migration in the laboratory of Ken Takeda. He then moved to the laboratory of Ivan Robert NABI in Montreal (University of Montreal, Canada) and later in Vancouver (University of British Columbia, Canada), where he first studied the interaction between the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria. He was in parallel interested in glycosylation of membrane proteins, in particular integrins, and described its importance, in concert with Caveolin-1 (Cav1), in fibronectin fibrillogenesis, focal adhesion dynamics, and cell migration. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2007 from both University of Montreal and University of Strasbourg. He then moved to the CNIC in Madrid (Spain) in the laboratory of Miguel Angel del Pozo where he led a study on the implication of Cav1 in biomechanical remodeling of the microenvironment and showed its importance in normal tissue architecture specially during tumor progression. He recently joined the team of Julien VERMOT at the IGBMC in Strasbourg (France) to pursue his interests in mechanotransduction phenomena using zebrafish as a model. His main interests are Caveolin-1, caveolae, endocytosis, cell migration, focal adhesion, extracellular matrix remodeling, tumor progression, tumor invasion, mechanotransduction, and mechanodetection.

Biography Updated on 28 August 2011

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