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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 […]

International Mechanobiology Symposium

By James McGonigle on May 25, 2018

This international symposium is being organized by the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology with support from the National Science Foundation. The symposium will cover emerging issues in forces that control living systems in both plant and animal cells. Registration is now open.REGISTER Symposium site located here:  CLICK

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Three CEMB faculty honored with Penn Scholarly Chairs

By James McGonigle on May 9, 2018

Penn Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of three Scholarly Chairs: Drs. Vivek Shenoy, Jason Burdick, and Beth Winkelstein. These are well-deserved honors and we celebrate the privilege of having each of these outstanding scholars among us.  Read more at : SEAS news  

CEMB Celebrates the Philadelphia Science Festival

By James McGonigle on April 23, 2018

Andrei Georgescu, a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Dan Huh’s research group, presented the lab’s work at the Pennovation Center as part of the Penn’s celebration of “Be A Scientist Day” on Sunday, April 22. Dozens of activities, demonstrations, and talks made for a fabulous day to delve into the world of science and technology.  […]

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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. […]