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Professor David Christianson has been named the Elizabeth S. and Richard M. Cashin Fellow at the...

Kyle Smith, a second year graduate student in Dan Mindiola's lab, is being honored for his...

An academic and research partnership has been created that enables University of Pennsylvania...

Prof. Andrew Rappe has been selected as keynote speaker for the 2015 Ferroelectrics Conference...

Research Highlight


One of the reasons that cell membrane sugars, called glycans, are so poorly understood is that scientists were unable to accurately model them until last year. But Professor Virgil Percec’s lab devised a way of programming artificial membranes with a precise number and spatial arrangement of sugars.


Read more about this here and get the full paper from the Proceedings of the National Academy if Sciences.



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