Dr. Cécile Fradin
During my Physics degree, a research internship spent playing with liquid crystals under the supervision of Dr. Pat Cladis at Bell Labs sparked off a love for research and soft materials. This led to a PhD at the CEA (Saclay, France), during which I used x-ray diffraction to study the fluctuations of liquid interfaces. During that time, I developed an interest for the life sciences, and went to work with Dr. Michael Elbaum (Weizmann Institute) to learn about intracellular transport.
Since starting as a PI at McMaster in 2001, my group has been working on different projects involving protein and cell dynamics. I have always been fascinated by light, and its interaction with matter, so I really love that most of our research is somehow related to light and fluorescence.
I have a partner and two kids (plus a cat) - taking care of them is my second full time job. I like reading and music, and try to keep sane by llearning how to play the violin.
Lifelong learning, and interacting with students, are the two things I enjoy the most in my job.
Current lab members
Dr. Chen Chen, 2007-2008
Featured publication: Multiple quantum well AlGaAs nanowires
Current position: Unknown
Markus Rose, 2020
Current position: Consultant, Evora IT Solutions, Munich
Carmina Perez-Romero, 2019
Current position: Research Fellow, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Aisha Shamas-Din, 2014
Current position: Senior Technical Project Manager, Roche
Daniel Banks, 2007
Current position: Founder, Alumni Analyzer & Senior Advisors, Neutrons Canada
Charmaine Tressler, 2013
Current position: Analytics implementation specialist, Procore Technologies