National Science Foundation awarded Daniel Cohen an NSF CAREER award
The National Science Foundation has awarded Daniel Cohen, an assistant professor in MAE, an NSF CAREER award for his work integrating concepts from bioelectricity and sheepherding to 'herd' large groups of living cells. Cohen will use the research component of this award to better understand non-neural bioelectricity in order to develop 'next-gen' bioelectric devices that can enable new capabilities such as accelerating injury healing and improved engineering of tissues and organs. CAREER awards also support outreach activities, and Cohen will be running a yearly science storytelling workshop that will train young researchers to use approaches from storytelling to improve how they communicate their science to both scientists and the public. For more information see the NSF summary here.