Principal Investigators2022-07-25T16:59:21-04:00

The CEMB Principal Investigators represent a diverse array of institutions and scientific backgrounds, all contributing to research that aims to answer pressing questions in the field of mechanobiology.

Charles Anderson, PhD
Charles Anderson, PhDPrincipal Investigator
Penn State University
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Treena Arinzeh, PhD
Treena Arinzeh, PhDPrincipal Investigator
New Jersey Institute of Technology
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Joel Boerckel, PhD
Joel Boerckel, PhDPrincipal Investigator | 2018 SEED Grant Recipient
University of
Pennsylvania
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Siobhan Braybrook, PhD
Siobhan Braybrook, PhDPrincipal Investigator
University of Californina,
Los Angeles
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Jason Burdick, PhD
Jason Burdick, PhDPrincipal Investigator
University of
Pennsylvania
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Anders Carlsson, PhD
Anders Carlsson, PhDPrincipal Investigator
Washington University in St. Louis
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Christopher Chen, MD, PhD
Christopher Chen, MD, PhDPrincipal Investigator
Boston University
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Daniel Cosgrove, PhD
Daniel Cosgrove, PhDPrincipal Investigator
Penn State University
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Derrick Dean, PhD
Derrick Dean, PhDPrincipal Investigator
Alabama State University
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Dennis Discher, PhD
Dennis Discher, PhDPrincipal Investigator
University of
Pennsylvania
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Ram Dixit, PhD
Ram Dixit, PhDPrincipal Investigator
Washington University in St. Louis
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Marcus Foston, PhD
Marcus Foston, PhDPrincipal Investigator
Washington University in St. Louis
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Guy Genin, PhD
Guy Genin, PhDCo-Director | Principal Investigator
Washington University in St. Louis
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Yale E. Goldman, MD, PhD
Yale E. Goldman, MD, PhDPrincipal Investigator
University of
Pennsylvania
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Ajay Gopinathan, PhD
Ajay Gopinathan, PhDPrincipal Investigator
University of California, Merced
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Elizabeth Haswell, PhD
Elizabeth Haswell, PhDPrincipal Investigator
Washington University in St. Louis
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Dongeun (Dan) Huh, PhD
Dongeun (Dan) Huh, PhDPrincipal Investigator
University of
Pennsylvania
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Rajan Jain, MD
Rajan Jain, MDPrincipal Investigator
University of
Pennsylvania
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Paul Janmey, PhD
Paul Janmey, PhDPrincipal Investigator
University of Pennsylvania
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Melike Lakadamyali, PhD
Melike Lakadamyali, PhDPrincipal Investigator | 2018 SEED Grant Recipient
University of
Pennsylvania
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Robert Mauck, PhD
Robert Mauck, PhDPrincipal Investigator
University of
Pennsylvania
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Kara E. McCloskey, PhD
Kara E. McCloskey, PhDPrincipal Investigator
University of California, Merced
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Philip C. Nelson, PhD
Philip C. Nelson, PhDPrincipal Investigator
University of
Pennsylvania
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Elijah Nyairo
Elijah NyairoPrincipal Investigator
Alabama State University
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E. Michael Ostap, PhD
E. Michael Ostap, PhDPrincipal Investigator
University of
Pennsylvania
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Chinedum Osuji, PhD
Chinedum Osuji, PhDPrincipal Invesigator | 2019 SEED Grant Recipient
University of
Pennsylvania
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Amit Pathak, PhD
Amit Pathak, PhDPrincipal Investigator | 2018 SEED Grant Recipient
Washington University in St. Louis
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Benjamin Prosser, PhD
Benjamin Prosser, PhDPrincipal Investigator
University of
Pennsylvania
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Vivek Shenoy, PhD
Vivek Shenoy, PhDDirector | Principal Investigator
University of
Pennsylvania
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Tatyana Svitkina, PhD
Tatyana Svitkina, PhDPrincipal Investigator
University of
Pennsylvania
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Rebecca Wells, MD
Rebecca Wells, MDCo-Director |Director of Education | Principal Investigator
University of
Pennsylvania
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Faculty Alumni

Richard Assoian, PhD
Richard Assoian, PhDAlumni Faculty | Co-Director (2017-2021)
University of
Pennsylvania
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Affiliate Members

Xuemei (May) Cheng, PhD
Xuemei (May) Cheng, PhDAffiliate Faculty
Bryn Mawr College
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Elliot L. Elson, PhD
Elliot L. Elson, PhDAffiliate Faculty
WUSTL
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Murat Guvendiren, PhD
Murat Guvendiren, PhDAffiliate Faculty | 2018 SEED Grant Recipient
NJIT
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Nathaniel Huebsch, PhD
Nathaniel Huebsch, PhDAffiliate Faculty
WUSTL
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Deep Jariwala
Deep JariwalaAffiliate Faculty | 2018 SEED Grant Recipient
University of
Pennsylvania
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Eleni Katifori, PhD
Eleni Katifori, PhDAffiliate Faculty | 2019 SEED Grant Recipient
University of
Pennsylvania
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Wesley R. Legant, PhD
Wesley R. Legant, PhDAffiliate Faculty
UNC Chapel Hill
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Kenneth B. Margulies, MD
Kenneth B. Margulies, MDAffiliate Faculty
University of
Pennsylvania
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Gretchen A. Meyer, PhD
Gretchen A. Meyer, PhDAffiliate Faculty
WUSTL
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Sharon Celeste Morley, MD, PhD
Sharon Celeste Morley, MD, PhDAffiliate Faculty | 2018 SEED Grant Recipient
WUSTL
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Juan Rodriguez, PhD
Juan Rodriguez, PhDAffiliate Faculty
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
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Kathleen J. Stebe, PhD
Kathleen J. Stebe, PhDAffiliate Faculty
University of
Pennsylvania
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Lucia Strader, PhD
Lucia Strader, PhDAffiliate Faculty
Duke University
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Spencer Szczesny, PhD
Spencer Szczesny, PhDAffiliate Faculty
Penn State
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Kyle Vining, DDS, PhD
Kyle Vining, DDS, PhDAffiliate Faculty
University of Pennsylvania
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Jessica Wagenseil, PhD
Jessica Wagenseil, PhDAffiliate Faculty
WUSTL
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John W. Weisel, PhD
John W. Weisel, PhDAffiliate Faculty
University of
Pennsylvania
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Shu Yang, PhD
Shu Yang, PhDAffiliate Faculty | 2019 SEED Grant Recipient
University of
Pennsylvania
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