Dr Cecile Perrault

Dr Cecile PerraultLecturer

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
UK

Telephone: +44(0)114 2220154

email : c.perrault@sheffield.ac.uk


Profile

Cecile Perrault received her ME and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2005 and 2007. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University in Montréal, Canada in the nanobioengineering laboratory, where she developed microfluidic tools for biological purposes. In 2009, she joined the Institute of BioEngineering of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain to study biomechanics and mechanobiology. In 2012, she joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield as lecturer.

Cecile's research focuses on cellular mechanics and microfluidics. Her interest lies in the use of mechanical properties of cells and tissues for diagnostic purposes, with the development of microfluidic tools for cellular analysis. She is also interested in the use of mechanical stimulation for tissue engineering, more particularly bone generation in scaffolds.

Research Interests

  • Cellular Mechanics
  • Mechanobiology
  • Mechanotransduction
  • Microfluidics for Biology
  • Cancer Mechanics

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Shariatzadeh M, Perrault C & Lacroix D (2015) Effect of Mechanical Stimulation on Osteogenic Differentiation of Self-Assembled Collagen-Cell Seeded Hydrogels. TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A, Vol. 21 (pp S271-S271)
  • Perrault C, Glover S, Sherman E, Tran-Son-Tay R & Benya RV (2004) Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) activation by gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) enhances cell sequestration in artificial hepatic sinusoids. GASTROENTEROLOGY, Vol. 126(4) (pp A555-A555)
  • Glover S, Perrault C, Tran-Son-Tay R & Benya RV (2004) Microtopography of the extracellular matrix critically regulates cell motility and morphology. GASTROENTEROLOGY, Vol. 126(4) (pp A388-A388)
  • Wolski KM, Perrault-Dematte C, Tran-Son-Tay R & Cameron DF (2004) Strength measurement of the Sertoli-spermatid junctional complex. JOURNAL OF ANDROLOGY (pp 51-51)
  • Bray EJ, Perrault CM, Didier NR, Tran-Son-tay R & Ozaki CK (2002) Diabetic lymphocyte rheology - Evidence for increased cortical tension. ARTERIOSCLEROSIS THROMBOSIS AND VASCULAR BIOLOGY, Vol. 22(5) (pp A57-A57)