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Kevin Chalut, PhD

Principal Investigator

Kevin Chalut, PhD

Dr. Kevin Chalut is a Principal Investigator at the Altos Labs Cambridge Institute of Science.

Prior to joining Altos Labs, Kevin was a group leader at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute at the University of Cambridge. During his time there, his lab performed seminal work understanding how the mechanical environment and mechanical properties of cells affect stem cell fate choices across the lifespan, and how the mechanical environment and extracellular matrix can lead to loss of function in stem cells. Kevin's work at Altos focuses on using the tools and concepts of physics to study tissue function and its loss with ageing. He primarily investigates how external and internal mechanical inputs regulate biological function, and exactly how cells process mechanical information whilst performing their function. His primary objective is to bring together physics, engineering and biology to better understand the maintenance of tissue fate and function, and how to control that function for extending healthy lifespan. Kevin is a physical biologist with a PhD in Physics from Duke University.