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COMING THIS FALL: New CEMB core course: “Integrative Plant and Animal Mechanobiology”

By James McGonigle on April 11, 2018

CEMB is excited to announce that our core course “Integrative Plant and Animal Mechanobiology” has been approved for the fall semester. It will be offered at UPenn and WUSTL on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-12:00 Eastern Time, with lectures given at multiple sites and broadcast to all. At Penn, the course number is CAMB 711 (we’re working […]

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“Interstitium” may be shock absorber to many organs and tissues

By James McGonigle on April 11, 2018

A system of interconnected, fluid-filled compartments lies below the skin’s surface, lining the digestive tract, lungs and urinary systems, and around arteries, veins, and the space between muscles, according to a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, and the New York University School of […]

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

By Patience on March 16, 2018

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

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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Haswell Elected as Delegate to AAAS

By Patience on March 6, 2018

CEMB is proud to congratulate Elizabeth S. Haswell, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and CEMB Fellow, for her election as council delegate for biological sciences for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Haswell’s term began Feb. 20. Read more.

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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

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

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

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 […]