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
National Academy of Engineering (NAE) – Bioengineering Section (2012).
For elucidation of the effects of mechanical forces on cell physiology and stem cell development.
Grodins 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)
Science – Board of Reviewing Editors (2002 - present )
Journal of Cell Science Editorial Board (2011- )
Matrix Biology Editorial Board (July 2011- 2014)
Annual Review Biomedical Engineering – Editorial Board 2007-2011, 2006 (Guest)
NSF Biomaterials Advisory Committee Member – Soft Materials Section Leader (2012)
NIH College of CSR Reviewers (2010-2012)
NIH Study Sections Member Gene Drug Del. (2013-2019), ELB (2005-2009).
Controlled Release Society –Board of Scientific Advisors 2009-2011.
AIChE Annual Meeting Plenary Award Lecture – Food, Pharm, Bioeng. Division (2009)
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers (1999)
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award (2003) from the Alexander von Humboldt Fdn. of Germany
George Heilmeier Research Award (2004) for "Polymersomes" from Penn
Jorge Heller Outstanding Paper Award – Journal of Controlled Release (2004)