2023 BMES CMBE Conference

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2023 BMES CMBE Conference
January 2-6, 2023

"Cell State Transitions in Development, Disease, and Regeneration"

This year's theme is intended to disseminate and integrate new advances in mechanobiology, developmental biology, single-cell technologies, bioimaging, and synthetic biology, with the ultimate goal of engineering better biological systems to transform our understanding of the rule of life, as well as translating discoveries in ways that ultimately benefit human health.  Recently, many new advances have been achieved in these areas, allowing us to develop integrative approaches in understanding cell state transitions in development, disease, and regeneration.  Within this central theme, investigators from diverse fields will come together in one room to exchange ideas and brainstorm new integrative strategies for pushing this field forward. 

Registration Fees

 Early Bird


12 noon ET

 Advance Registration

11/18 12:01 pm - 12/8/2022 12 noon ET


12/8/2022 12:01 pm ET

 Student Member  $325  $370  $475
 Early Career Member  $385  $435  $585
 Professional Member/Fellow  $605  $680  $855
 Student Non-Member  $460  $460  $615
 Non-Member  $860  $860  $960

Conference Overview

Program Highlights
  • Cell state transitions and cell competition in the development and diseases
  • New technologies and approaches for probing and perturbing cell states
  • Developmental biomechanics
  • Developmental bioengineering
  • Links between biophysical and biochemical states
  • Transcriptional noise in regulating cell states 
  • Special networking opportunities for faculty candidates
  • Invited & Keynote Speakers
  • Presentation opportunities for submitted abstracts
  • Sponsorship opportunities

Conference Highlights

Invited Speakers
Beth Pruitt (UCSB) Denise Montell (MCDB, UCSB)
Val Weaver (UCSF) Tim Downing (UCI)
Rong Fan (Yale) Todd McDevitt (UCSF/Gladstone/Sana Biotech.)
Sharon Gerecht (Duke) David Odde (Univ. Minnesota)
Pam Kreeger (UW-Madison)
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Keynote Speakers
Gaudenz Danuser (UT Southwestern) David Schaffer (UC Berkeley)
Leor Weinberger (UCSF/Gladstone) Claudia Fischbach (Cornell)

Conference Co-Chairs
Stephanie I. Fraley, Ph.D.

Jianping Fu, Ph.D.

Dennis E. Discher, Ph.D. 
University of California San Diego

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of Pennsylvania

Thank you to our sponsors!