Welcome to Cell Biology @ Penn
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.
Announcing the Center for Engineering Mechanobiology
Announcing the newly formed Center for Engineering Mechanobiology, headed by Professors Vivek Shenoy and Yale E. Goldman. See more information in the announcement flyer.
The Marks lab studies pigment-producing organelles — melanosomes — in skin cells to better understand intracellular trafficking and organelle formation and function.
Click "Read More" to see more recent discoveries from our faculty and student in the "Cell Biology in Action" series.
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