Dipanjan Pan

Dipanjan Pan

Dorothy Foehr Huck & J. Lloyd Huck Chair Professor in Nanomedicine
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Nuclear Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

Combining novel biomaterial and microsurgery might enable faster tissue recovery

Illustration of biomaterial and microsurgery

By Jamie Oberdick

For soft tissue to recover and regrow, it needs blood vessels to grow to deliver oxygen and nutrients. Sluggish vascularization, however, can slow or even prevent recovery and regrowth of lost or damaged soft tissue after a severe injury or serious illness such as cancer. To speed up the formation and patterning of new blood vessels, Penn State researchers have combined a novel biomaterial with a microsurgical approach used in reconstructive surgery, enabling improved recovery of soft tissue.

Neuron movements caused by push, pull of motor proteins, study finds

image showing motor proteins moved along a microtubule using single-molecule fluorescence microscopy

By Mariah R. Lucas

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Neurons, which are responsible for producing the signals that ultimately trigger an action like talking or moving a muscle, are built and maintained by classes of motor proteins that transport molecular cargo along elongated tracks called microtubules. A Penn State-led team of researchers uncovered how two main groups of motor proteins compete to transport cargo in opposite directions between the cell body and the synapse in neurons.  

Andrew Read

Andrew Read

Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology; Eberly Professor of Biotechnology

(e) afr3@psu.edu
(o) 814 867 2396
401 Huck Life Science

Spencer Szczesny

Spencer Szczesny

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

(e) ses297@engr.psu.edu
(o) 814-865-3284
425 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

William Pierce

William Pierce

Evan Pugh University Professor Emeritus of Surgery

(e) wsp1@psu.edu
(o) 717-531-8328
MB 163 Surgery, Hershey

Yuguo Lei

Yuguo Lei

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Faculty Director, Sartorius Cell Culture Facility, Huck Institutes of Life Sciences

(e) yxl6034@psu.edu
(o) 814-865-2290
515 Chemical & Biomedical Engineering Building

Susan Hafenstein

Susan Hafenstein

Associate Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Immunology

(e) suh21@psu.edu, (e) shafenstein@psu.edu
(o) 814-865-5729
W-231 Millennium Science Complex