Center for Engineering MechanoBiology

Mechanobiology Community

Developing a network of scholars, students, and industrial and community partners

Mechanobiology Innovation

Creating new materials, biomedical therapies, and improved agricultural technologies

Mechanobiology Education

Training the science and engineering workforce of the future

Mechanobiology Research

Exploring how molecules, cells and tissues utilize mechanics within plant and animal biology

The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) is a multi-institutional Science and Technology Center funded by the NSF to advance the study of mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues in plants and animals.
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E. Michael Ostap: Elected as 2020 AAAS Fellow

By James McGonigle on December 1, 2020

  Congratulations to Mike Ostap on his election as a 2020 AAAS Fellow in the section of Biological Sciences of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  His work was recognized for ...

Hold the Date – Annual Symposium – January 28, 2021

By James McGonigle on November 12, 2020

3rd Annual Mechanobiology Symposium The focus of the symposium will be “Engineering Mechano-Intelligence,” organized around three sessions:  1) Cell-Matrix Dialogue, 2) The Nucleus and ...

CEMB Team Uses Magnetic Fields to Regrow Cartilage Tissue

By James McGonigle on November 11, 2020

Robert Mauck and Xuemei Cheng have collaborated on a recent study published in Advanced Materials that demonstrates how magnetic fields and hydrogels can grow new joint cartilage. The technique pro...

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Mechanobiology Collection in Biophysical Journal

By Annie Jeong on June 25, 2020

CEMB Director Vivek Shenoy has curated a collection of recent, cross-kingdom mechanobiology published papers in Biophysical Journal: In this collection we have selected papers published in Biophysi...

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When it Rains……. It Swells.

By James McGonigle on June 24, 2020

Elizabeth Haswell, PhD and professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis and postdoctoral research scholar, Dabarati Basu have discovered the mechanosensitive ion channels in the plant...

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Derrick Dean: ASU Professors Join COVID-19 Fight

By James McGonigle on April 22, 2020

Two Alabama State University professors have joined the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by using their personal 3D printers to make medical face shields for health care workers who are in despe...

DIY Origami Face Masks For COVID-19

By James McGonigle on April 22, 2020

Seed Grant recipient Shu Yang, Ph.D., has developed a novel approach to developing home-made facemask to protect the spread of the COVID-19 virus. READ MORE

Four trainee teams awarded CEMB Pilot Grants

By Annie Jeong on March 2, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Pilot grant awardees! Four trainee teams were awarded pilot funding to conduct interdisciplinary, multi-institutional, and cross-kingdom research. Check out the project ...

Penn BioConnect: May 5, 2020

By Annie Jeong on March 2, 2020

The inaugural Penn BioConnect Symposium will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 11am-5pm in the Smilow Center for Translational Reseach. This first-of-its-kind symposium is designed to connect...

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Remembering Barbara G. Pickard

By James McGonigle on December 23, 2019

With great sadness, we share the loss of our friend, Prof. Barbara G. Pickard of Washington University in St. Louis.  Barbara passed on December 6, 2019, from complications related to hip surgery. ...

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