Dixit Lab: Molecular Regulators Act as “Brakemen” to Transporter Proteins in Plant Cells

By Patience on March 19, 2018 in 2018, CEMB in the News, Home Page, News, Publications, Research

Two new publications from the lab of Ram Dixit at Washington University in St. Louis indicate how kinesin motor proteins and the microtubule tracks on which they move are regulated in plant cells. Kinesins are proteins that work as “engines” that carry material from one part of the cell to the next. As a transporter […]

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Erica Holzbaur to Co-Chair Cell Biology of the Neuron Gordon Conference

By Patience on March 16, 2018 in 2018, Home Page, News

Dr. Erica Holzbaur is serving as a co-chair of an upcoming Gordon Conference titled “Cell Biology of the Neuron: Emerging Themes in Neuronal Trafficking, Homeostasis, Synapse Function and Disease Mechanisms.” The conference, set for June 24-29 of this year, promises to attract leaders in the field who are at the cutting-edge of nerve cell research. […]

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Huh Lab Debuts “Eye-on-a-Chip” at AAAS Meeting

By Patience on March 7, 2018 in 2018, CEMB in the News, Home Page, News, Primary Investigators

Biomemetic devices represent a promising technological advance in the way we research and test complex biological systems. Engineered technologies that imitate cells, organs and processes can provide a controlled, scientific platform as an alternative to living tissue. Mimicry by lab-developed models can give us key insights into how natural systems will respond to stimuli while […]

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Mechanics of Muscle Cells Revealed: Ostap and Sindelar Use Advanced Microscopy to Show Myosin’s Role in Contraction

By Patience on February 27, 2018 in 2018, Home Page, News, Publications, Research, WG 1

The Winter Olympics are dominating news headlines, but how do speed skaters and downhill skiers summon the speed to go for the gold? Muscles – contracting slow and fast – allow these athletes to power through the race and sprint to the finish. The remarkable nanometer-sized cellular machines that drive muscle contraction are called myosins. […]

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Patricia Widder joins the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology at Washington University in St. Louis

By Patience on February 21, 2018 in 2018, Education, News, People, REU, Staff, ... 2 more

Patricia Widder has joined the NSF Science and Technology Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) to further its mission of creating a platform for innovative research and training and producing the mechanobiological workforce of the future. Ms. Widder will take leadership for Washington University’s summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, an important component of CEMB’s diversity, […]

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Jason Burdick receives Heilmeier Research Award

By Patience on February 1, 2018 in 2018, Awards/Recognition, Home Page, News, Primary Investigators, Research

Jason Burdick, Professor in Bioengineering, has been named the recipient of the 2017-18 George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research for “pioneering contributions to designing and developing polymers for applications in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.” The Heilmeier Award honors a Penn Engineering faculty member whose work is scientifically meritorious and has […]

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Derrick Dean Receives Clark Way Harrison Visiting Professorship at Washington University

Dr. Derrick Dean, Professor of Engineering at Alabama State University, has been selected as the 2018 Clark Way Harrison Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. He will serve his visiting professorship within the Washington University Department of Biology from April through July 2018. As Primary Investigator of ASU’s Integrated Bio-Engineering & Advanced Materials […]

Request for Proposals: Seed Funding for Pilot Projects in Mechanobiology

By Patience on January 22, 2018 in 2018, Home Page, Members, News, Partners, Research, ... 1 more

The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) is seeking proposals for pilot research in topics related to mechanobiology. The CEMB is a multi-institutional Science and Technology Center funded by the National Science Foundation to advance the study of mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues in plants and animals. We welcome applications for seed grants from […]