Ludovic Vincent received his B.S.E in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania where he conducted research in hematology, in point of care diagnostics, and in tissue engineering. At UC San Diego, his graduate research efforts in the field of mechanobiology are elucidating the role of extracellular matrix mechanical properties on the force generation of adult stem cells and their migration and differentiation toward specific lineages such as muscle and bone. His work refining the quantification of cellular traction forces in static and dynamic environments has led to a number of national and international collaborations with labs at UC San Diego, Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanford University, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Outside of lab, Ludovic has served as a representative on the Graduate Student Council finance committee and is currently the president of the Jacobs Graduate Student Council (JGSC), a graduate organization composed of graduate students from each engineering department. Within the JGSC, he has organized student-industry mixers, facilitated grad-specific recruitment luncheons, advised the Dean’s office, and partnered with on campus centers to host public speaking seminars. He currently oversees a dozen yearly activities spanning outreach, professional development, and social events. Ludovic is a recipient of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.