Stephan Daetwyler is a postdoctoral researcher at UT Southwestern in the Fiolka lab at the Department of Cell Biology. He is particularly interested in understanding dynamic processes in development and disease such as cancer by developing and applying new biological disease models, state-of-the art microscopy, custom data processing and analysis.
Stephan was born and raised in Switzerland where he received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Sciences at ETH Zurich with a major in Biology and Physics. In 2013, he joined the lab of Dr. Jan Huisken at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dresden, Germany, for his Ph.D. thesis. There, he studied the formation of the vasculature in zebrafish on a whole embryo level. For this, he implemented a dedicated multi-sample light-sheet imaging, processing and analysis workflow. During his Ph.D. wrap up time, Stephan was also supported by Dr. Alf Honigmann and Dr. Carl Modes. In collaborations, he contributed amongst others to our understanding of the influence of blood flow on vessel remodeling, cancer cell dissemination, initiation of metastasis, and formation of organoids.