Dennis E. Discher

Robert D. Bent chaired Professor


email: discher 'at' seas upenn edu

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 --

ScienceBoard 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

Jorge Heller Outstanding Paper AwardJournal of Controlled Release (2004)





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