RIT Engineering Professor Garners $1.8M NIH Grant

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Source: Rochester Business Journal

A Rochester Institute of Technology engineering faculty member has received a five-year $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop ultrathin membranes for tissue engineering, officials announced this week.

Thomas Gaborski, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, is developing improved porous membranes that will be the building blocks of in vitro tissue models, officials said. 

Gaborski works in developing nanomembranes, including new, ultrathin, transparent glass membranes, and performing collaborative work with other researchers in the fields of physiological barrier models and stem cell differentiation, RIT officials said.

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