we use bioelectricity and biomaterials to herd living cells like shepherds herding tiny sheep… (we’re also hiring post-docs)

(Transitioning to new website format for Fall 2021–please mind the gap!)

Cells in tissues form a community whose behavior and structure have similarities to flocks of birds, schools of fish, human cities, and herds of sheep.

In the Cohen Lab, we study these cellular collective behaviors to better: (1) understand; (2) heal; and (3) grow tissues.

In particular, we build bioelectric sheepdogs and materials that mimic cells, and we study the social lives of cells within tissues. Learn more!

First three lab papers are out! See the bioelectric SCHEEPDOG, our ‘free range’ tissues spinning around, and our machine learning tools to predict fluorescence in large tissues! More information on the publication page and lab twitter (@DJCohenEtAl)

Aaaand our newest study with convergent electric field stimulation of wounded tissues in vitro! Check it out here!

More information on the publication page and lab twitter (@DJCohenEtAl)

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