The Center for
Engineering MechanoBiology

Understanding and harnessing the power of mechanics in tissue, cell, and molecule behavior across the plant and animal kingdoms

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Source: Melike Lakadamyali, UPenn, 2020. Super-resolution image of histone and DNA organization in mesenchymal stem cells. Link

Innovation at the Interface of
Physical and Biological Sciences

The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) is a multi-institution Science and Technology Center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance the study of mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues in plants and animals.

Committed to inclusion, CEMB recruits, educates, and mentors individuals from all cultural, scientific, and socio-economic backgrounds.

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Engineering Mechano-Intelligence

We seek to study, understand, and engineer the working memory of cells to enhance their function and environmental fitness.

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Source: Kara McCloskey, UC, Merced, 2019. This is an image of vascular progenitor cells differentiating into patterned vascular cells.

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Annual Mechanobiology Symposium

We Were Glad to See You!

Thank you to those who attended the 3rd Annual Symposium on Mechanobiology. In the coming days, look out for recaps, photos, and other follow-up information. We’ll see you next year!

Mechanobiology Symposium