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NEWARK, NJ, September 30, 2022  Dr. Forough Ghahramani, Edge’s Associate Vice President Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, will be joining a panel focused on “Increasing Diverse Participation in Technology Commercialization and Innovation” at the Center for Engineering Mechanobiology (CEMB) Retreat on October 24, 2022. This annual event brings together CEMB members, affiliates, students, postdocs, and External Advisory Board members to discuss, learn, and network in research intensive working groups and lectures.

CEMB is a multi-institution Science and Technology Center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) dedicated to advancing the study of mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues in plants and animals. The Center’s research partners include Alabama State University, Boston University, Bryn Mawr College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Los Angeles, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Guided by a team of multidisciplinary experts, CEMB’s leadership team is dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary research that will enhance the mechanobiology community, inspire discovery and innovation, and create the next generation of scientific leaders. Additionally, CEMB is committed to the development of a diverse workforce and recruits trainees from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, specifically individuals who have been historically underrepresented in the scientific community.

Sharing in CEMB’s passion, Dr. Ghahramani has helped many academic institutions, government, and professional associations to evaluate the policies that shape vibrant innovation ecosystems and develop STEM workforce development strategies and entrepreneurship programs that support the success of women and minority groups. Ghahramani will bring her unique experience to the panel discussion and share valuable insight from results of a study recently published in the National Academy of Inventors: Technology and Innovation Journal, “Engaging More Women in Academic Innovation.”

Visit the CEMB website at to explore their current research endeavors and educational programs.