Jason Burdick, Professor in Bioengineering, has been named the recipient of the 2017-18 George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research for “pioneering contributions to designing and developing polymers for applications in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.” The Heilmeier Award honors a Penn Engineering faculty member whose work is scientifically meritorious and has […]
Dr. Derrick Dean, Professor of Engineering at Alabama State University, has been selected as the 2018 Clark Way Harrison Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. He will serve his visiting professorship within the Washington University Department of Biology from April through July 2018. As Primary Investigator of ASU’s Integrated Bio-Engineering & Advanced Materials […]
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 […]
St. Louis Public Radio interviews CEMB Faculty member Liz Haswell and colleague Ivan Baxter about their podcast Taproot and the challenges and rewards of life as a plant scientist. Read more.
Jon Epstein, MD, executive vice dean and chief scientific officer of Penn Medicine, has received a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Outstanding Investigator Award. The award recognizes Epstein as an experienced investigator with sustained and significant research contributions. The award taps Epstein as “a gold standard role model for physician-scientists in the field.” […]
CEMB is Now Accepting Applications to the Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program
Apply now for CEMB’s summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program, occurring May 29 – August 3, 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St. Louis.
Science by CEMB member Treena Livingston Arinzeh of New Jersey Institute of Technology appears in Sigma Xi’s magazine American Scientist, Sept/Oct 2017 edition. Arinzeh’s work with colleagues Moy and Huang examines how engineered scaffold structures shed light on cell growth, and thus can help “find new ways to regenerate bone, cartilage, and nerve tissue and […]
CEMB is pleased to announce that three participants of the Penn Summer Undergraduate Research Program have been accepted to the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting held in Phoenix, Arizona from October 11-14. The three students, Olivia Leavitt, John Durel, and Kimberly DeLuca, will present research conducted during their 2017 CEMB-funded summer projects, all […]
As we say good-bye to our first summer of CEMB programming, the University of Pennsylvania CEMB group would like to thank the visiting summer students who joined our faculty labs. Their work contributed to exciting research happening throughout the center. The first Summer Undergraduate Research Experience saw a strong cohort of student researchers representing 10 […]
At UPenn, a formal summer Research for Undergraduates (REU) program is in place and includes 10 undergraduates chosen from more than 100 applicants. This year’s students represent a diverse array of institutions (see list below). At Washington University, five students are working in CEMB labs as part of the plan to have a formal undergraduate […]