Position:

Karen Alim

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in Michael Brenner's group at Harvard University, Cambridge. In August 2015 I will start my own group on Biological Physics and Morphogenesis at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen

Contact details:

Harvard University
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Pierce Hall 303
29 Oxford Street
Cambridge MA 02139

Email: kalim(at)seas(dot)harvard(dot)edu
Phone: +1 (617) 496 0589
Fax: +1 (617) 495 9837

Selected publications:

Random network peristalsis in Physarum polycephalums organizes fluid flows across an individual.
Karen Alim*, Gabriel Amselem*, François Peaudecerf, Michael P. Brenner and Anne Pringle,
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 110(33), 13306-13311 (2013).

Mechanical stress acts via katanin to amplify differences in growth rate between adjacent cells in Arabidopsis.
Magalie Uyttewaal*, Agata Burian*, Karen Alim*, Benoît Landrein, Dorota Borowska-Wykręt, Annick Dedieu, Alexis Peaucelle, Michał Ludynia, Jan Traas, Arezki Boudaoud**, Dorota Kwiatkowska** and Olivier Hamant**,
Cell 149, 439-451 (2012).

Quantitative predictions on auxin-induced polar distribution of PIN proteins during vein formation in leaves.
Karen Alim and Erwin Frey,
Eur. Phys. J. E 33, 165 (2010). arXiv:1005.3768.

Shapes of semiflexible polymer rings.
Karen Alim and Erwin Frey,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 198102 (2007). arXiv:q-bio/0703049.