Dennis E. Discher

Robert D. Bent Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)
Bioengineering (BE)
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM)

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Honors and Awards:  Elected Member of National Academy of Medicine - 2015, Elected Fellow of American Assoc'n for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - 2015, University of Notre Dame's Charles Edison Lecture - 2015, Institut Jacques Monod Labex Fellow - 2014, University of Kentucky Ashland Lecture - 2014, University of Southern California Grodins Lecture - 2013, National Academy of Engineering - 2012, University of Buffalo Anbar Lecture - 2011, Cambridge University Mellville Lecture - 2009 Journal of Controlled Release Jorge Heller Outstanding Paper Award - 2004, Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research - 2004, Jorge Heller Outstanding Paper Award - 2004, Board of Reviewing Editors, Science - 2004, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany - 2003, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers - 1999

Research Expertise: Cellular Engineering | Bioengineered Therapeutics | Devices and Drug Delivery | Cell Mechanics

Dennis' research efforts in the nano/bio realm range from stem cell-matrix interactions and high-accuracy proteomics to polymer-based nano-delivery of drugs. His lab pioneered studies of stem cell differentiation due to matrix elasticity and Mass Spectrometry approaches to folding at the proteomic scale. His lab has also developed novel degradable cylinders known as filomicelles as well as degradable polymersomes that shrink tumors and treat genetic diseases.

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Affiliations:  Adjunct Professor, Systems and Computational Biology (The Wistar Institute); Physics Graduate Group, Pharmacology Graduate Group, Cell & Molecular Biology Graduate Group

PhD1993 - University of California at Berkeley & University of California at San Francisco
BS 1986 - University of California at Davis

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