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“Survival of the Charged: Investigating roles for charged wall polysaccharides in algae”

Siobhan A. Braybrook, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology



“Glycosaminoglycans Modulate Long-Range Mechanical Communication Between Cells in Collagen Networks”

Xingyu Chen

Ph.D. Candidate

Shenoy Group

University of Pennsylvania


“Programmable and Contractile Materials through Cell Encapsulation in Fibrous Hydrogel Assemblies”

Matt Davidson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Burdick Group

University of Pennsylvania


Up Next:  September 24

IRT3:  Analyzing and constructing functional interactions between plant tissues and the extracellular environment

Presenters:  Ram Dixit, Treena Arinzeh, Charlie Anderson  (Chris Chen will moderate)

The Friday Seminar Series is CEMB’s biweekly meeting of all members across the Center.  Recurring themes center on the Integrated Research Thrusts (IRTs) of 1) the Cell-Matrix Dialogue; 2) the Nucleus and Mechanical Memory; and 3) Tissue Mechanics in 4D.   If you wish to attend, please REGISTER HERE to obtain the Zoom meeting link.  CEMB members receive regular announcements of these meetings through our mailing list and newsletter.

The dates for this fall are:

  • September 10th and 24th
  • October 8th and 22nd
  • November 5th and 19th
  • December 3rd and 17th


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