On June 10th 2019, Princeton’s Office of the Dean for Research published an article about new research initiatives that have received the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund, including a cross-disciplinary collaboration between Celeste Nelson, Andrej Kosmrlj, and Jared Toettcher!
As described in the article,
The team will build a 3D-printing technology that can deposit muscle cells and supporting tissues in the precise orientations necessary to create the conditions for making new organs. The researchers will control the contractions of the printed muscles using optogenetics, in which light turns on genes to make proteins that cause the contraction of muscles to build artificial organs.
The full article can be found here!