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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We're accepting speaker nominations for our Future Leaders in Mechanobiology seminar series!

Nominate senior-level grad students & postdocs in #mechbio! Perfect for those preparing job apps!
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Postdoc Laser assisted microfabrication of polymeric nanostructures to unveil 3D neuronal growth cone mechanobiology via super-resolution microscopy @TUDelft

Ph.D position to in space mechanobiology. The position is in Interdisciplinary Engineering program at Kennesaw State University ( in Georgia,USA 🇺🇸.

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Graduate student / Postdoc in Mechanobiology of Phagocytosis with Deformable Fluid Microparticles

@Chimie__ENS, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Pais, France

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📢Our new lab is hiring! 4-year funded PhD position to work on physiomimetic environments to modify the #mechanobiology of cells towards the one that they display in their native tissues. Starting in the fall of 2022. Please RT.

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

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The 4th Annual Mechanobiology Symposium: Mechanobiology and Metabolism will be on March 9 and 10, 2022, at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) and virtually! Stay tuned for registration information.

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