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Ivanna’s research interest has been focused on the intersection between bioengineering, mechanobiology and molecular biology. She’s currently investigating the mechanism of immune cell navigation in vivo. She aims to dissect the role of tissue constraints and group signalling in neutrophil migration in the tissue of a living organism. She uses an interdisciplinary approach combining state-of-the-art intravital imaging of neutrophil wound responses in zebrafish, quantitative analyses of cell dynamics, bioengineering, novel optogenetic tools and mathematical modelling.

Ivanna is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.