EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany


  • PhD 2011, MPI-CBG, Germany (Paluch and Heisenberg laboratories).
    Postdoctoral research between the Fletcher and Weiner laboratories at UC Berkeley and UCSF, Bay Area, USA.
    Group leader at EMBL since 2016.


Total: 6 publication(s)


Crest J, Diz-Muñoz A, Chen DY, Fletcher DA, Bilder D. (2017)

Organ sculpting by patterned extracellular matrix stiffness.

Elife 6 doi: 10.7554/eLife.24958
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Diz-Muñoz A, Romanczuk P, Yu W, Bergert M, Ivanovitch K, Salbreux G, Heisenberg CP, Paluch EK. (2016)

Steering cell migration by alternating blebs and actin-rich protrusions.

BMC Biol. 14 doi: 10.1186/s12915-016-0294-x
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Diz-Muñoz A, Thurley K, Chintamen S, Altschuler SJ, Wu LF, Fletcher DA, Weiner OD. (2016)

Membrane Tension Acts Through PLD2 and mTORC2 to Limit Actin Network Assembly During Neutrophil Migration

PLoS Biol 14(6):e1002474. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002474
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Lou SS, Diz-Muñoz A, Weiner OD, Fletcher DA, Theriot JA. (2015)

Myosin light chain kinase regulates cell polarization independently of membrane tension or Rho kinase.

J. Cell Biol. 209(2):275-288. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201409001
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Diz-Muñoz A, Fletcher DA, Weiner OD. (2013)

Use the force: membrane tension as an organizer of cell shape and motility.

Trends Cell Biol. 23(2):47-53. doi: 10.1016/j.tcb.2012.09.006
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Diz-Muñoz A, Krieg M, Bergert M, Ibarlucea-Benitez I, Muller DJ, Paluch E, Heisenberg CP. (2010)

Control of directed cell migration in vivo by membrane-to-cortex attachment.

PLoS Biol. 8(11) doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000544
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