Bioengineering: Dr. Hammer
Daniel Hammer, professor and chair of bioengineering, has been
named the Alfred G. and Meta A. Ennis Professor of Bioengineering.
Dr. Hammer received his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
from Princeton University in 1982 and his masters and Ph.D. degrees
from Penn in 1985 and 1987 respectively. After beginning his professional
career at Cornell University in 1988, he joined the faculty of
Penn Engineering in 1996 in the Department of Chemical Engineering,
with a secondary appointment in Bioengineering.
is a member of the Institute for Medicine and Engineering and
was named Chair of the Bioengineering Department in 2000. He has
received a number of awards, including the National Science Foundation
Presidential Young Investigator Award and was elected a fellow
of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
(AIMBE). Dr. Hammer is the principal investigator of Penn's $14
million Whitaker Foundation Leadership Development Award (Almanac
July 17, 2001).
Hammer's research focuses on developing a fundamental understanding
of cell behavior, specifically cell contact phenomena. Areas of
interest are cell-substrate adhesion, cell mechanotransduction,
cell motility, artificial cells and vesicles, and biologically-inspired
self-assembling materials. "The caliber of Dan's scholarship
brings honor to our School," says SEAS Dean Eduardo Glandt.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 30, April 16, 2002
April 16, 2002
Volume 48 Number 30
of Arts and Sciences, and the School
of Medicine announce the recipients of their annual teaching
up for Open
Enrollment means thinking about how the changes in benefits
could influence which medical or dental plan is most cost-effective.
Judith Rodin protects and defends
free speech on campus, reiterating a message from her January
1995 Welcome Back which is still relevant today.
new Ennis Professor, named for Dr. Alfred Ennis (Moore School
participates in the Franklin
Institute Laureates Symposium, hosting four symposia on
campus which are open to the University community.