Xuan LUO

Second-year Labex Inform PhD candidate at Laboratory of Adhesion and Inflammation (Inserm U1067/CNRS UMR7333) under the supervision of Dr.Olivier Théodoly, I am currently pursuing my doctoral research regarding in vitro quantitative study of T cell chemotaxis and its potential medical applications. I hold the French Engineer Diploma in Biomechanics and Biomaterials as well as a MSc in Biomechanics and Bioengineering from Université de Technologie de Compiègne.

Previous research rotations include six months’ master thesis at Khademhosseini Lab at Harvard Medical School regarding 3D Bioprinting of blood vessels and its application in tissue engineering; six months’ industrial placement at Généthon regarding single T cell imaging as well as semester research projects at Biomechanics and Bioengineering Laboratory (BMBI) at Université de Technologie de Compiègne regarding artificial liver engineering and in vitro platelets capture in microfluidic channels.

I have broad research interests : microfluidics, micro/nanotechnology and their applications to biology and medicine; T cell migration and guiding; tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and organ-on-chip platforms. I am very interested in transferring basic research results from bench to bedside and am more than willing to discuss and learn from professionals in this area.

Besides, I am deeply passionate about science and committed to scientific outreach because I believe that science and scientific research should be available to all. As such, I have been actively participating in different programs : Fête de Science, 1000 researchers in the schools, Scientific Workshops for middle school students with l’Association Tous Chercheurs as well as La Nuit Européennes des Chercheurs. Currently I am on the organization committee of the 13min Jeunes Chercheurs Marseille which invites 6 young researchers to talk about their research to the general public. Both 2016 and 2017 editions have attracted 300+ participants and hightly positive feedbacks.

Feel free to contact me at xuan.luo@inserm.fr and let’s connect on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/xuan-luo-lai.