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.
Hey incoming students!
Get ready for Orientation! We're having our annual scavenger hunt, happy hours, raffles, subgroup lunches, and more! Events start August 27th, 2014.
Upcoming thesis defenses:
Mentor: Erika Holzbaur
BRB Auditorium, September 4th, 2 - 3 PM
Research-in-progress talks start back up September 26th!
Interested in applying to UPenn's Cell and Molecular Biology graduate program?
Links of Interest
Student and Faculty Recent Publications
Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism Program
Research at Penn
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Department of Physiology
Pennsylvania Muscle Institute
Penn School of Medicine