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Mechanobiology Collection in Biophysical Journal

By Annie Jeong on June 25, 2020 in 2020, Home Page, News

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 Biophysical Journal during the past year that focus on different aspects of mechanobiology. These articles highlight the cross-kingdom importance of mechanobiology, spanning shape evolution in plant organs and migration of single […]

Four trainee teams awarded CEMB Pilot Grants

By Annie Jeong on March 2, 2020 in Home Page, Trainee Groups, Uncategorized

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 titles and awardees below: The impact of proteoglycan structure on collagen fibrous network behavior Awardees: Dongning Chen (Penn) and Richard Vincent (NJIT) Characterizing the Piezoelectric Response of the Interstitial Space […]

Penn BioConnect: May 5, 2020

By Annie Jeong on March 2, 2020 in Home Page, Uncategorized

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 Penn trainees with BioTech companies in Philadelphia and to provide opportunities for increased integration and alignment between Penn’s training programs and industry needs.  Faculty keynote by Dan […]

Applications Open for CEMB Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

By Annie Jeong on November 1, 2019 in 2019, Education, Home Page, REU, Summer Programs, Undergraduates

Applications are now open for the CEMB Summer Undergraduate Research Experience! During this 10-week immersive experience, rising juniors and sophomores from around the country engage in integrative, multidisciplinary research at UPenn or WashU campuses. In addition to becoming members of a lab, they also participate in professional development and communications workshops, grad school networking sessions, […]

Why Tissue Gets Stiffer When Compressed

By Annie Jeong on October 16, 2019 in 2019, Collaboration, Home Page, News, Research

In a study recently published in Nature, Drs. Paul Janmey and Vivek Shenoy, along with their graduate students Anne van Oosten and Xingyu Chen and collaborators, have answered the long-standing biomedical paradox of why tissues stiffen when compressed.  Reported in The Medium, the researchers found that when tissue is compressed, the cells inside expand laterally, […]

CEMB at BMES 2019

By Annie Jeong on October 3, 2019 in Home Page, Knowledge Transfer, Uncategorized

There will be a strong showing of CEMB research at the 2019 Biomedical Engineering Society conference in Philadelphia, PA, on October 16-19, 2019. Co-organized by CEMB’s Jason Burdick, there will be 70 posters and talks by researchers in CEMB labs.  Included in this list are 10 summer undergraduate students, two of whom will be giving […]

People’s Choice Award Given to Eoin McEvoy at Annual PSOC meeting

By Annie Jeong on September 23, 2019 in 2019, Home Page

CEMB Postdoctoral Fellow, Eoin McEvoy, was awarded the “People’s Choice” award at last week’s Physical Sciences in Oncology (PSOC) meeting for his poster, “An active free-energy-based model to investigate cancer cell invasion.” This award recognizes trainees who present posters to non-sicentists in an engaging and accessible manner. Judging was done by patient advocates or other […]

Blinking Eye-on-a-Chip featured in NSF video

By Annie Jeong on September 16, 2019 in CEMB in the News, Home Page, Uncategorized

Recent research by CEMB PIs and trainees has been featured in NSF’s series, “4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About.” The blinking eye-on-a-chip is currently being used to study dry eye disease, with potential to  address many other diseases that affect the eye. In addition to lead authors Dan Huh, associate professor in Bioengineering […]

2019 Summer Undergraduates Conduct Novel Independent Research

By Annie Jeong on August 22, 2019 in 2019, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Home Page, REU, Summer Programs, ... 1 more

  The 2019 summer undergraduate research cohort consisted of 18 top undergraduates from around the country. Over the course of 10 weeks, the students became valued, contributing members of their research groups at University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to conducting novel independent research with graduate student and postdoctoral mentors, […]