Baptiste earned his Doctorate in Biomechanics form Universite de Lyon, France, in 2011 studying the impact of tissue heterogeneity on trabecular bone fragility. He completed postdoctoral training at both Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Imperial College London on bone nanostructure and modifications induced by bone diseases such as osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease).
Baptiste’s research combines molecular modelling methods with high-resolution electron microscopy techniques to identify the nanoscale mechanisms responsible for altering higher-scale mechanical properties in biological tissues. His primary research interest is to better understand the mechanisms behind the remarkable mechanical properties of biological tissues. Baptiste’s current research at the Forsyth Institute focus on the link between hierarchical structure and mechanical properties in tooth enamel.