2018 CMBE Conference

  It is with with great sadness that we acknowledge many of the Ocean Reef Club (ORC) staff and members in the community lost their homes and their belongings due to flooding and wind damages. 

We are pleased to report that the ORC weathered Hurricane Irma without major damages. They are currently in cleanup mode and making minor repairs.  The administrative operations are functional, including their reservation desk.  For more information visit our
Hotel and Travel page.  

Thank you for your patience as we support the Key Largo community as they work to restore their homes and community.


Discovering the Keys:
Transformative and Translational Mechanobiology

Click here for the conference flyer

Program Themes:
  • Mechanobiology of morphogenesis and development
  • Multiscale mechanobiology of disease 
  • Systems mechanobiology and heterogeneity 
  • Mechanophenotyping and high-throughput diagnostics 
  • Modulating stem cell mechanobiology in regenerative medicine 
  • Novel tools in mechanobiology - Sensors, Biomaterials, Bioreactors, Gene Editing, Data Science

Program Highlights:

  • Rising stars
  • Shu Chien Achievement Award
  • Outstanding keynote and invited speakers

Conference Chairs

Nadeen Chahine, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Columbia University
New York, NY
Alisa M. Clyne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Eric M. Darling, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medical Science
Biomedical Engineering Program
Brown University
Providence, RI