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NSF: Bioinspired Soft Materials Center blurs boundaries between the animate and inanimate.

The Brandeis Materials Research in Science and Engineering Center funds research within Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs).

Highlights of IRG research are reported on an on-going basis to the NSF MRSEC program.

Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs)

IRGs are composed of Brandeis faculty who, with their students and postdoctoral associates, investigate fundamental scientific questions and pathways to reach significant technological goals that can only be properly explored in a collaborative, multidisciplinary mode. These problems are too large in scope to be addressed by individual faculty members and their students. The research goals and accomplishments are reviewed regularly so that appropriate adjustments can be made to insure the quality of the Center's research effort.

IRG 1  Membrane-based Materials (MbM)

IRG 2  Biological Active Materials (BAM)

Winner of the 2017 MRSEC Video Competition

Shashank Shekhar for "Microfluidics-assisted high resolution microscopy as a tool to study cytoskeleton dynamics"


Dr. Salvatore Alioto for
"Actin Cable Reconstitution"
Gabriel Bronk for
"Computer Simulations of Chromosomes"
Dr. Julian Eskin for
"Force Generation through Polymerization"