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Seed I

Engineering Materials and Techniques for Biological Studies at Cellular Scales

This IRG focuses on understanding the mechanical properties of the cell, a central object of study in biology, and its structural components. Tools and techniques necessary to study problems in biology at the scale of a single cell are being developed using the materials expertise of MRSEC participants. This IRG has established the use of soft lithography and patterning in the study of the behavior of individual cells.