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Feng Gai research group member Beatrice Markiewicz has been featured in SAS Frontiers...

Presidential Professor Daniel J. Mindiola has been profiled by Chemical & Engineering News....

The Activities for Community Education in Science (ACES) program, started by graduate...

Jeffrey Winkler has been elected to the John Morgan Society of the University of Pennsylvania....

Research Highlight

T. Baumgart


To survive and fulfill their biological functions, cells need to take in material from their environment. In this process, proteins within the cell pull inward on its membrane, forming a pit that eventually encapsulates the material in a bubble called a vesicle.


Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have now revealed a relationship that governs this process, known as endocytosis.


Even Lerner writes about a study led by Tobias Baumgart that led to a publication in Nature Communications. Read more about it here.

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