Welcome to Penn Cell Biology
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.
We have lots of fun and informative activities for you during your interview visit. Click here to learn more about admission to UPenn!
Research-in-progress talks: February 6, 2015 will feature Megan Kissig of the Seale Lab and Rosemary Challis of the Ma lab.
Interview Weekends are coming up! Look for new faces on January 30-31, and February 20-21. Come meet the latest group of recruits at happy hour 4:30pm January 30 in the BRB lobby!
Interested in applying to UPenn's Cell and Molecular Biology graduate program?
Links of Interest
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Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism Program
Research at Penn
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