Welcome to the Penn Cell Biology Site
Cell Biology at Penn includes an interdisciplinary group of investigators with a common interest in understanding the inner workings of the basic unit of life, the cell. Major research themes include:
- Signal Transduction
- Intracellular Trafficking and Organelle Function
- Membrane Transport
- Cytoskeleton, Motility, and Adhesion
Researchers at Penn employ a broad array of organisms, from yeasts to human, and state-of-the-art research tools - microscopy, genomic and proteomic technologies, electrophysiology, biochemistry and molecular biology.
We strive to foster diverse interdisciplinary research collaborations between traditional cell biology labs and colleagues investigating the molecular foundations of human disease, embryonic development, biomedical engineering, and structural biology. We also work to provide a stimulating and challenging environment for the training of students and postdoctoral fellows in cutting edge cell biology research.