Ewa studied Physics and Mathematics at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France. She did her PhD (2001-2005) at the Curie Institute in Paris, under the supervision of Cécile Sykes and Michel Bornens, investigating the mechanics of actin networks both in vitro and in cells. In 2006, Ewa moved to Dresden to start her own Research Group at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, as a joint appointment with the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw.
In Janurary 2013, Ewa moved to the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London, appointed as Professor of Cell Biophysics and MRC programme leader. In 2014, Ewa was appointed as the head of the Institute for the Physics of Living Systems (IPLS), a new cross-faculty initiative aiming to promote collaborations between physicists and biologists at UCL.
In 2019, Ewa became the 19th Professor of Anatomy in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience and a Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. . The Paluch lab currently shares lab space with the lab of Professor Kristian Franze at the University of Cambridge, and also many cakes and coffees.
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