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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Summer Undergraduate Research in St. Louis and Philadelphia

By James McGonigle on July 6, 2018

(News item prepared by Ashley Wallace, UPenn) In spring 2018, students were selected from 200+ applicants to participate in the 2018 Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) summer undergraduat...

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Taproot Podcast Team Wins Excel Award in Digital Media

By James McGonigle on July 2, 2018

The Taproot podcast hosted by Ivan Baxter and CEMB’s own Liz Haswell won gold at the 2018 Excel Awards last week. Excel awards by the Association of Media and Publishing recognize excellence and le...

2018 SEED Grants Awarded

By James McGonigle on June 25, 2018

The CEMB awards SEED Grants to faculty members from CEMB member institutions at the rank of assistant or associate professor who are not currently CEMB faculty fellows.  See Guidelines for the SEED...

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