UConn Research will Go into Space!

Prof. Yupeng Chen has received a grant titled: “Engineering Multiple-Compartment Cartilage Tissue Construct for Space and Terrestrial Applications” to develop tissue constructs using DNA-inspired Janus base nanotubes in the International Space Station.

This is a multi-agency grant including $400,000 to UConn from NSF and $415,000 to SpaceTango (the implementation partner) from CASIS and NASA. NASA will also cover the cost and resources to launch the experiment into Space via a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket in 2022.