We are delighted to welcome our new Soft Matter Editorial Board member Professor Paul Janmey.
Paul Janmey is a Professor of Physiology at the Institute for Medicine and Engineering, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (USA). After receiving his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Professor Janmey undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he developed an approach to apply polymer physics methods to study the cytoskeleton.
In his research work, Professor Janmey uses a variety of imaging, scattering and rheologic methods to study of cell mechanics. His current interests include:
- viscoelastic properties of biopolymer networks
- how and why cells respond to their mechanical environment
- the regulation of cytoskeletal and extracellular matrix assembly
- new biocompatible materials for tissue engineering and wound healing
As a Soft Matter Associate Editor, Professor Janmey will be handling submissions to the journal. Why not submit your next paper to his Editorial Office?