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  • Grodins Keynote Lecture

    Thu, Feb 14, 2013 @ 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dennis Discher , University of Pennsylvania

    Talk Title: ‘Self’ versus ‘Foreign’ and Soft versus Stiff: Cell-cell and Cell-Matrix-Nuclear mechanisms in survival and differentiation

    Biography: Dennis E. Discher is the Robert D. Bent chaired Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and an elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering--Bioengineering Section. He received a Ph.D. jointly from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco in 1993 for studies in cell and molecular biophysics, and was a US National Science Foundation International Fellow at the University of British Columbia until 1996. He has coauthored more than 150 publications with over 12,000 citations that range in topic from matrix effects on stem cells and biochemical physics of protein folding to self-assembling polymers applied to disease, with papers appearing in Cell, Science, Journal of Cell Biology, and Nature Physics. Additional Honors and Service include a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the US National Science Foundation, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award from the Humboldt Foundation of Germany, and membership on the Editorial Board for Science.

    Current web page: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/directory/profile.php?ID=25
    Host: Department of Biomedical Engineering

    More Information: BME Grodins Keynote Lecture FLYER 2013.pdf

    Location: Charlotte S. & Davre R. Davidson Continuing Education Conference Center (DCC) - Davidson Continuing Education Conference Center Boardroom, 2nd Floor

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta


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