Penn Researcher Named among the "Brilliant 10" in Popular Science Magazine's Annual List

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Media Contact:Greg Lester | | 215-673-6604September 20, 2005

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania engineering researcher John Crocker has been named one of Popular Science's "Brilliant 10" in the September issue of the magazine. Crocker was cited for his ongoing study of how living cells sense and respond to their environment. According to the magazine, "His findings could influence fields as disparate as tissue engineering and cancer detection."

Crocker is the Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and also a member of Penn's Institute of Medicine and Engineering.

Popular Science's "Brilliant 10" listing can be found at