Physics Grants

Project Title

MRI: Acquisition of a Fluorescence Microscopy System for Research and Teaching at Kettering University

Date Awarded


Granting Organization

National Science Foundation

Project Description

This award is to purchase an advanced fluorescence microscopy system for Kettering University. The system will enable high-resolution, three-dimensional imaging of cells on a microscopic scale. These capabilities allow molecules and nanoparticles that have potential for enhancing disease treatments to be tracked relative to various parts of the cell. The system will support interdisciplinary research in studying cellular processes with the goal of improving treatment of cancer and other diseases. The system will provide excellent training opportunities for students to prepare them for graduate school or employment in scientific fields after graduation. The system will also enable science-oriented outreach to women and other underrepresented minorities via pre-college programs and summer research experiences for undergraduates. Furthermore, the instrument will be used to provide professional development for teachers and enhance science education of under-served students in Flint and surrounding areas via field trips to the university and Internet-enabled remote microscopy demonstrations.

Additional Information

Major Research Instrumentation Award

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