Cultivating Multidisciplinary Scientific Discoveries

The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology is a multi-institutional 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.

CEMB’s research partners consist of a network of scholars, students, and industrial and community partners from Alabama State University, Boston University, Bryn Mawr College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Los Angeles and Washington University in St. Louis.

Meet Our Team

The CEMB team is committed to nurturing interdisciplinary research that will enrich the mechanobiology community and stimulate innovation.


Committed to inclusion, CEMB recruits, educate, and mentors individuals from all cultural, scientific, and socio-economic backgrounds, with a special emphasis on individuals from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the scientific workforce.

External Advisory Board

Together with our External Advisory Board, CEMB aims to answer pressing questions that focus on different aspects of mechanobiology and stimulate innovation.

Industry Partnerships

CEMB works with our partners to inspire translation of our scientific discoveries and advance biomedical and agricultural technologies.