Dennis Discher, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Dennis E Discher is the Robert D Bent Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of a National Cancer Institute-funded Physical Sciences Oncology Center at Penn. He has been at Penn been since 1996, where his lab takes a soft matter and polymers approaches to cell biology and biophysics questions, including delivery science. He is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine, the US National Academy of Engineering, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His appointments at Penn are in Engineering & Applied Science as well as Graduate Groups in Pharmacology and Physics. Additional honors and service include the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award from the Humboldt Foundation of Germany, past chair of NIH's Gene & Drug Delivery Study Section, and member of the Editorial Board of Science.