Elting group leads new NSF project on synthetic cytoskeletons

Team Led by NC State Biophysicist Awarded $1.2 Million to Develop Cyborg Cells

A team led by Mary Williard Elting, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, has been awarded $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build synthetic cytoskeletons inside of living cells.

This award is part of the “Understanding the Rules of Life” portion of NSF’s 10 Big Ideas for Future Investments Initiative. Its goal is to overcome challenges in understanding the living world from the molecular scale to the biosphere.

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