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Penn Chemistry is composed of a dynamic community of researchers creating and disseminating new knowledge at the forefront of the chemical sciences. As an enabling science, chemistry is at the focal point of every important modern societal challenge. Our faculty and students engage these challenges daily on a local, national, and international scale.

 

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Congratulations to Kim Mullane (Schelter group), who was awarded one of just eight ACS Women...

Professor Jeffery Saven is the recipient of the Dean's Award for Innovation in Chemistry.

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College undergraduates Lily Owei and Keith Keenan don’t have a whole lot in common when it comes...

Penn Chemistry and Perelman School of Medicine researchers trying to understand the mechanisms...

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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