🏢 Department of Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University, located at : Pavillon des sciences biologiques UQAM, 141 Avenue du Président-Kennedy
🔬 Research interest: FIB-SEM, biomineralization, water, 3D imaging, hierarchical materials, image analysis, cryo-EM
Natalie received her PhD in 2014 from the Weizmann Institute of Science in the Department of Structural Biology (Israel). Her interest in bone – an archetypal, hierarchical material of high complexity – shaped her professional expertise in 3D imaging using electron microscopy and X-ray tomography. In 2018-2020 she worked as an applications specialist with a Montreal-based IT company (Object Research Systems Inc, ORS) that produces the software Dragonfly for multimodal imaging and image analysis. In her current capacity of an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Natalie’s research interests are the following: i) Structural water and its role in the architecture and mechanical behavior of natural and engineered materials; ii) Pre-stress in natural materials, and its implementation in biomimetic materials; iii) Structure-function relationships in living organisms (animals and plants); iv) Biomineralization; v) 3D-imaging, and deep learning in image processing.