Publication: A tissue-engineered jellyfish with biomimetic propulsion

Prof. Feinberg is a coauthor on a new publication in Nature Biotechnology on the tissue engineering of a synthetic organism, an artificial “jellyfish.”  This work was led by PhD student Janna Nawroth at Caltech and a collaboration of scientists from Caltech and Harvard.  This is a fantastic example of how simple components (an elastic sheet and muscle cells) can be combined to enable the emergence of complex swimming behavior that mimics really jellyfish.

 

Read more:
Go to the paper at Nature Biotechnology
Harvard press release
Nature news release
Discover Magazine article 

 

 

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