Affiliated Engineering Centers & Institutes
|Chris Chen, Director
Cellular Engineering, Tissue Engineering, and Regenerative Medicine are all part of a new science that seeks to understand how cells, tissues, and organs undergo adaptive or maladaptive responses to stimuli whose effects may be beneficial (e.g., in natural or engineered nutritive microenvironments) or harmful (e.g. in aging, stress, or injury). This multidisciplinary center pushes the frontiers of our understanding of cells as control systems, how the individual subcomponents can be retooled to alter cell function, and how cells interact with each other and their microenvironment to form tissues. Learn more.
|The mission of the Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME) is to stimulate fundamental research at the interface between biomedicine and engineering/physical/computational sciences leading to innovative applications in biomedical research and clinical practice.|
|Arjun G. Yodh, Director
The Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM) is the intellectual focal point of materials research at Penn. It hosts the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC), which consists of five Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) plus selected seed projects. The MRSEC provides crucial support for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students drawn from different disciplines, to tackle complex materials science projects that can only be addressed in a truly collaborative mode. Learn more.
|Dawn A. Bonnell, Director
The Nano/Bio Interface Center at the University of Pennsylvania is a Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) that exploits Penn's internationally recognized strengths in design of molecular function and quantification of individual molecules. The Center unites investigators to provide, not only new directions for the life sciences, but also for engineering in a two-way flow essential to fully realizing the benefits of nano-biotechnology. Learn more.
|Scott Diamond, Director
The Penn Center for Molecular Discovery (PCMD) is a multi-disciplinary center that screens small molecules from around the world in search of new, potentially useful biologically effective agents. The Penn Center for Molecular Discovery is housed within the Institute for Medicine and Engineering. Learn more.
Cherie Kagan and Andrew Rappe, Co-Directors