Dr. Francois Nedelec visits CCD

CCD welcomes special visitor Dr. Francois Nedelec, of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Nedelec and his lab study how cells organize their cytoskeletal structures during dynamic processes such as cell division, using imaging and computer simulation methods to understand the interactions between actin, microtubules, and motor proteins. He will be[…]

Four Cell Biology faculty members recipients of Hopkins-AHN cancer research grants

The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center-Allegheny Health Network annually awards ten grants to Johns Hopkins researchers focused on cancer studies. Four of the ten $200,000 grants were awarded to Cell Biology faculty members, Takanari Inoue, Peter Espenshade, Hiromi Sesaki and Miho Iijima for projects embodying really creative and original approaches to basic cancer research. Congratulations to[…]

Debonil Maity Wins Travel Award!

“Debonil Maity (pictured second from right), a second-year PhD student co-advised by Drs. Yun Chen and Sean Sun was selected for Travel Award to attend American Society of Cell Biology Annual Meeting at San Francisco in December. Debonil studies the effects of  hydrostatic pressure changes on the ECM and cells.  We congratulate Debonil  to be recognized for his good[…]

Matt Pittman wins American Society of Cell Biology Travel Award!

“Matthew Pittman, a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering undergraduate student from Dr. Yun Chen’s Lab of MAFIA was selected for Travel Award to attend American Society of Cell Biology Annual Meeting at San Francisco in December. Matt’s winning project  is high-throughput measurement of sub-pN forces generated by motile cells.  It is a rare honor for undergraduate students. Good job, Matt!”