Case Western Receives $540,000 Grant for Nanostructure Research

CLEVELAND, Ohio-- Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have received a $540,000 federal grant to work on ways of building nanostructures, tiny objects that can precisely deliver medicines to tumors, carry dyes that may help detect diseases, or serve as wires in electronics or computers.

The three-year grant, from the National Science Foundation’s Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry Program, will fund the work of Jon Pokorski, assistant professor of macromolecular science and engineering, and Nicole Steinmetz, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, according to a news release. They will be testing three methods for making rod-shaped nanostructures, using a benign plant virus as a scaffold.

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