Halil Tekin, EECS, replicates living structures

October 10, 2012

Living systems are made of complex architectural organization of various cell types in defined microenvironments. The intricate interactions between different cell types control the specific functions of the associated tissues, such as the functions of native liver and cardiac tissues, metastasis and invasion of tumors, and embryonic development. MIT researchers have developed a new versatile technique to control spatial distribution of multiple cell types in predefined 3-D geometries which was described in a paper published online Sept. 3 in Advanced Materials. Halil Tekin, the leading author of the paper, is a graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. To read the rest of the article, visit MIT news.  photo by Halil Tekin

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