Dennis E. Discher
Robert D. Bent chaired Professor
Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley & University of California-San Francisco 1993
B.S. University of California - Davis 1986
Honors, Awards, Editorial Boards [full CV]
National Academy of Engineering (NAE) – Bioengineering Section (2012).
For elucidation of the effects of mechanical forces on cell physiology and stem cell development.
Ashland Inc. Distinguished Lecture – U. Kentucky, Chem. Mat’ls. Eng. & Pharm. Sci. (in Apr 2014)
Grodins Keynote Lecture – Univ. Southern California, Dept. of Biomedical Eng. (Feb 2013)
Anbar Lecture – Univ. Buffalo Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics (Sept 2011)
Melville Lecture – Cambridge Univ. Dept. of Chemistry (May 2009)
AIChE Annual Meeting Plenary Award Lecture – Food, Pharm, Bioeng. Division (Nov 2009)
-- among nearly 400 Seminars, Lectures, Invited Talks, Keynotes, and Plenaries since 2002 --
Science – Board of Reviewing Editors 2002-present
NSF Biomaterials Advisory Committee Member – Soft Materials Section Leader (2012-2013)
Journal of Cell Science Editorial Board (2011- ), Matrix Biology Editorial Board (July 2011- 2014)
Annual Review Biomedical Engineering – Editorial Board 2007-2011, and Guest for 2006
NIH College of CSR Reviewers(2010-2012); Study Section Member Gene Drug Del. (2013-2019), ELB (2005-2009).
Controlled Release Society –Board of Scientific Advisors 2009-2011.
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers (1999) (Top ~5% of CAREER Awards)
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award (2003) from the Alexander von Humboldt Fdn. of Germany for "scientists and scholars who are already recognized as outstanding researchers in their field" - Cell Biophysics
George Heilmeier Research Award (2004) for "Polymersomes" from Penn's Sch. Eng’g. Appl. Science