Congratulations to Mike Ostap on his election as a 2020 AAAS Fellow in the section of Biological Sciences of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His work was recognized for “distinguished contributions to the fields of biophysics and biochemistry, particularly for using single-molecule and biochemical techniques to study cytoskeletal motors.” The AAAS […]
Ben Prosser to Co-Lead $6.5 Million Transatlantic Grant to Investigate Cytoskeleton’s Role in Heart Disease
Benjamin L. Prosser, PhD, an assistant professor of Physiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will serve as the North American coordinator for a new, multi-institutional $6.5 million grant from the Leducq Foundation, aimed at better understanding the role the heart cell cytoskeleton plays in heart disease and finding new ways to […]
Congratulations to Yale E. Goldman for winning the Biophysical Society’s 2020 Kazuhito Kinosita Award in Single Molecule Biophysics. This award is in recognition of Yale’s seminal contributions in measuring and understanding orientations, rotations, and dynamics of motor proteins by developing and using single molecule imaging approaches. Three papers significant to the award are listed below....
Founders Day commemorates the university’s founding in 1853. It was the action of state senator Wayman Crow, who secured the charter establishing the university, and the educational vision of William Greenleaf Eliot that brought the new school into being. Its purpose: to educate the youth of St. Louis. On February 22, 1853—George Washington’s birthday—Missouri Governor […]
We are thrilled to congratulate two of our colleagues on their promotion to the rank of associate professor with tenure, effective next fall Marcus Foston, Associate Professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering. BioProducts Engineering Lab. Amit Pathak, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science. Cellular Mech...
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 […]
Heilmeier Awards Committee in Penn Engineering has selected Professor Vivek Shenoy from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering as the recipient of the 2019 Heilmeier Research Award. This award is named for our late alumnus and Advisor, George Heilmeier, whose many technological contributions include the development of liquid crystal displays. The distinction associated with the [&h...
(News item prepared by Patience Graybill, Wash U) Researchers have thought that cancer begins when a single cell goes rogue in the body then begins to grow and multiply. Now, they are investigating evidence of more damage when a group of cells breaks off from a colony and more follow, leading to large-scale metastasis. Amit […]
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 […]
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)