2018

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Dan Huh Wins 2018 Lush Science Prize for Organ-on-a-Chip Work

By James McGonigle on February 11, 2019

The Lush Prize is a major initiative aiming to bring forward the day when safety testing takes place without the use of animals.  It focuses pressure on toxicity testing for consumer products and ingredients, in a way which complements the many projects already addressing the use of animals in medical testing.  The Lush Prize rewards […]

A Partnership to Advance Useful Knowledge

By James McGonigle on December 5, 2018

The CEMB is dedicated to connecting its research to a wide audience across the biomedical community, especially to those in the biomedical industries.  This is part of the ‘knowledge transfer mandate’ from NSF’s Science and Technology Center program.  Through a newly announced partnership, The Alliance of Advanced Biomedical Engineering (AABME) will connect CEMB with scientists, […]

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Jason Burdick’s, PROHIBIX, launches at Penn incubator space

By James McGonigle on November 14, 2018

On November 1, The University of Pennsylvania launched a new partnership with Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the health care giant’s collaborative arm. Known as JPOD @ Philadelphia and based in the Pennovation Center, JPOD is a start-up incubator designed to accelerate innovative health care technologies.  Among the several companies there is Prohibix, a company started by CEMB researcher Ja...

Successful Summer: CEMB Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Washington University in St. Louis

By James McGonigle on August 27, 2018

(News item prepared by Patricia Widder, Wash U) The Washington University in St. Louis cohort of the CEMB Undergraduate Research Program had a productive and successful summer, with a full schedule of research, education, and outreach.  The 10-week program brought five students from four different universities to Wash U’s campus to work and learn in […]

Restoring the heart’s elasticity: new path against heart failure

By James McGonigle on July 23, 2018

Ben Prosser, Assistant Professor of Physiology and CEMB faculty researcher and his colleague, Ken Margulies recently reported in Nature Medicine, promising work into restoring elasticity to previously ‘damaged’ and stiff cardiac muscle cells.  The work focuses on the microtubules within a single cardiac cell. Diseased cells fill up with greater numbers of these filaments increasing ...

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Summer Undergraduate Research in St. Louis and Philadelphia

By James McGonigle on July 6, 2018

(News item prepared by Ashley Wallace, UPenn) In spring 2018, students were selected from 200+ applicants to participate in the 2018 Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) summer undergraduate research program.  The 10-week summer program serves as a gateway to graduate studies and careers in the field of mechanobiology.  The goal is to not only provide undergraduate students […]

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Taproot Podcast Team Wins Excel Award in Digital Media

By James McGonigle on July 2, 2018

The Taproot podcast hosted by Ivan Baxter and CEMB’s own Liz Haswell won gold at the 2018 Excel Awards last week. Excel awards by the Association of Media and Publishing recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing and communications.  Produced by the Plantae Foundation.   Taproot explores scientific discovery in the plant sciences […]

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New Leadership Role for Dixit in Plant and Microbial Sciences PhD Program

By James McGonigle on June 27, 2018

Ram Dixit, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biology and associate director of education for the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB), has been named co-director of the Plant and Microbial Biosciences (PMB) graduate program at Washington University in St. Louis. Read more. (thanks to Patience Graybill, Wash U, for the news item)

2018 SEED Grants Awarded

By James McGonigle on June 25, 2018

The CEMB awards SEED Grants to faculty members from CEMB member institutions at the rank of assistant or associate professor who are not currently CEMB faculty fellows.  See Guidelines for the SEED Grant program.  This spring, six new grants were awarded: Joel Boerckel, University of Pennsylvania, Read more… Cells are able to respond to a […]