The Chen Lab


News/Press Coverage


Below are articles, press coverage and other notable descriptions by other people describing our work.

Rapid Casting of Patterned Vascular Networks for Perfusable Engineered Three-Dimensional Tissues. Miller, J.S., Stevens, K.R., Yang, M.T., Baker, B.M., Nguyen, D.H., Cohen, D.M., Toro, E., Chen, A.A., Galie, P.A., Yu, X., Chaturvedi, R., Bhatia, S.N., Chen, C.S. (2012) Nature Materials. 11: 768-774. [PDF]

  Science Now , 1 July 2012. [PDF

   BBC News, 2 July 2012. [PDF]

 LA Times, 2 July 2012. [PDF]

Matrix Rigidity Regulates a Switch between TGF-b1-induced Apoptosis and Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition. Leight, J.L., Wozniak, M.A., Chen, S., Lynch, M.L., Chen, C.S. (2012) Molecular Biology of the Cell. 23(5): 781-791. [PDF]

 Faculty of 1000 Biology, 21 March 2012. [PDF]

Mechanical Tugging Force Regulates the Size of Cell-Cell Junctions. Liu, Z., Tan, J.L., Cohen, D.M., Yang, M.T., Sniadecki, N.J., Ruiz, S.A., Nelson, C.M., Chen, C.S. (2009) Proc Nat Acad Sci. 107(22): 9944-9949. [PDF]


  Upenn News , 2010. [PDF

  Faculty of 1000 Biology, 1 July 2010. [PDF]

  ScienceDaily 14 May 2010. [PDF]


Cell polarity triggered by cell-cell contact via E-cadherin. Desai, R.A., Gao, L., Raghavan, S., Liu, W.F., Chen, C.S. (2009) Journal of Cell Science. 122: 905-911. [PDF]


  Journal of Cell Science, 2009 Prize. [PDF]

  UPenn News, March 10, 2010. [PDF]


Microfabricated tissue gauges to measure and manipulate forces from 3D microtissues. Legant W.R., Pathak A., Yang M.T., Deshpande V.S., McMeeking R.M., Chen, C.S. (2009) Proc Nat Acad Sci. 106: 10097-10102. [PDF]


  Biomedical Beat/NIGMS , 2009. [News Video] [Link]

  Biomedical Computation Review, Fall 2009. [PDF]

  PHYSorg.com 22 Jun 2009. [PDF]

  PNAS In This Issue, June 23, 2009. [PDF]

  UPenn News, June 22, 2009. [PDF]


Emergence of Patterned Stem Cell Differentiation within Multicellular Structures. Alom Ruiz, S., Chen, C.S. (2008) Stem Cells.. Advanced Online Publication. [PDF]


  Cell Stem Cell, 9 October 2008. [PDF]

  Faculty of 1000 Medicine, 26 Sept. 2008. [PDF]

  The Johns Hopkins News-Letter, 25 Sept. 2008. [PDF]


Magnetic microposts as an approach to apply forces to living cells. Sniadecki, N.J., Anguelouch, A., Yang, M.T., Lamb, C.M., Liu, Z., Kirschner, S.B., Liu, Y, Reich, D.H., Chen, C.S. (2007) Proc Nat Acad Sci. 104:14553-14558. [PDF]


  Analytyical Chemistry, 1 November 2007. [PDF]

  Scientist Live, 1 November 2007. [PDF]

  PhysOrg.Com, 27 September 2007. [PDF]

  Johns Hopkins University's Institute for NanoBio   Technology, 17 September 2007. [PDF]

  Material Research Society | Materials360 Plus | Materials   News, 12 September 2007. Coverage on Pg. 6 [PDF]

  Science Daily 30 August 2007. [PDF]

  Nanotechwire.com, 29 August 2007. [PDF]

  Terra Daily 29 August 2007. [PDF]

  Nanowerk, 28 August 2007. [PDF]

  University of Pennsylvania, 27 August 2007. [PDF]


An Inhibitory Role for FAK in Regulating Proliferation: a Link Between Limited Adhesion and RhoA-ROCK Signaling. Pirone, D.M., Liu, W.F., Alom Ruiz, S., Gao, L., Raghavan, S., Lemmon, C.A., Romer, L.H., Chen, C.S. (2006) J Cell Biol. 174(2):277-88. [PDF]


  The Journal of Cell Biology, 17 July 2006. [PDF]

Emergent patterns of growth contolled by multicellular form and mechanics. Nelson, C.M., Jean, R.P., Tan, J.L., Liu, W.F., Sniadecki, N.J., Spector, A.A., Chen, C.S. (2005) Proc Nat Acad Sci. 102(33):11594-11599. [PDF][SUP FIG]


  Ingber, D.E. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 102:11571-11572. 16   August 2005, [PDF]

  Sci. STKE 2005 (298), pp. tw304, 23 August 2005, [PDF]

  Adler, E. M. (2005) Science. 309: 1461, 2 September   2005, [PDF]

  Faculty of 1000: evaluations for Nelson CM et al Proc Natl Acad Sci   USA [Link]

Cell shape, cytoskeletal tension, and RhoA regulate stem cell lineage commitment. McBeath, R., Pirone, D., Nelson, C.M., Bhadriraju, K., Chen, C.S. (2004) Development Cell, 6:483-495. [PDF]


  Nature New & View, 29 Apr 2004, 428:907. [PDF]

  Science Now, 12 April 2004. [PDF]

  The Journal of Cell Biology, 3 May 2004. [PDF]

  Molecular Cell, 23 April 2004,14(2):148-150. [PDF]

  The Scientist, 18(16):20, 30 Aug 2004. [PDF]

  Nature Science Update, 13 December 2003. [PDF]

  Faculty of 1000: evaluations for McBeath R et al Dev Cell 2004 [Link]

High conductivity elastomeric electronics. Gray, D.S., Tien, J., Chen, C.S. (2003) Adv Mat. 166:393-397 [PDF]


  Nature Science Update, 15 March 2004. [PDF]

  JHU's Whiting School of Engineering News. [PDF]

Cells lying on a bed of microneedles: An approach to isolate mechanical force. Tan, J.L., Tien, J., Pirone, D., Gray, D.S., Chen, C.S. (2003) Proc Nat Acad Sci USA. 100: 1484-1489. [PDF]


  Nature Science Update, 17 December 2002. [PDF]

  Ingber, D.E. (2003) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 100:1472-  1474. [PDF]

  Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Press News   [PDF]

  Faculty of 1000: evaluations for Tan JL et al Proc Natl Acad Sci USA   [Link]

Geometric control of cell life and death. Chen, C.S., Mrksich, M., Huang, S., Whitesides, G.M., Ingber, D.E. (1997) Science. 276:1425-1428. [PDF]


  Science Update, 1997 May 30;276(5317):1345-6 [PDF]