Robert Mauck and Xuemei Cheng have collaborated on a recent study published in Advanced Materials that demonstrates how magnetic fields and hydrogels can grow new joint cartilage. The technique produces cartilage tissue that bonds with bone and may lead to new treatments for age-related injuries. READ MORE
Two Alabama State University professors have joined the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by using their personal 3D printers to make medical face shields for health care workers who are in desperate need of protective gear. Derrick Dean, professor and coordinator of Biomedical Engineering, and Windham Graves, assistant professor in the College of Visual and […]
Seed Grant recipient Shu Yang, Ph.D., has developed a novel approach to developing home-made facemask to protect the spread of the COVID-19 virus. READ MORE
Congratulations to the 2020 Pilot grant awardees! Four trainee teams were awarded pilot funding to conduct interdisciplinary, multi-institutional, and cross-kingdom research. Check out the project titles and awardees below: The impact of proteoglycan structure on collagen fibrous network behavior Awardees: Dongning Chen (Penn) and Richard Vincent (NJIT) Characterizing the Piezoelectric Response...
The inaugural Penn BioConnect Symposium will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 11am-5pm in the Smilow Center for Translational Reseach. This first-of-its-kind symposium is designed to connect Penn trainees with BioTech companies in Philadelphia and to provide opportunities for increased integration and alignment between Penn’s training programs and industry needs. Faculty keynote by Dan ...
With great sadness, we share the loss of our friend, Prof. Barbara G. Pickard of Washington University in St. Louis. Barbara passed on December 6, 2019, from complications related to hip surgery. She served as a faculty fellow of CEMB since its inception. Prof. Pickard played a foundational role in ideas that helped shape CEMB, […]
There will be a strong showing of CEMB research at the 2019 Biomedical Engineering Society conference in Philadelphia, PA, on October 16-19, 2019. Co-organized by CEMB’s Jason Burdick, there will be 70 posters and talks by researchers in CEMB labs. Included in this list are 10 summer undergraduate students, two of whom will be giving […]
Recent research by CEMB PIs and trainees has been featured in NSF’s series, “4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About.” The blinking eye-on-a-chip is currently being used to study dry eye disease, with potential to address many other diseases that affect the eye. In addition to lead authors Dan Huh, associate professor in Bioengineering […]
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 […]
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