What is the CCBM?
The CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) at the University of California, Merced uses an interdisciplinary approach cutting across scientific and engineering methodologies to:
- Pursue a fundamental understanding of the structure, dynamics and functioning of multi-scale Biomolecular and cellular assemblies with the goal of enabling control of function in vivo;
- Use these fundamental principles, design and develop novel bio-inspired functioning machines ranging from designer cells and tissue to diagnostic and therapeutic devices and
- Host an integrated, interdisciplinary training program for graduate students that uniquely emphasizes both physical and biological components with research and training experiences for undergraduate and high school students that will enhance the recruitment of underrepresented minorities into STEM research.
CCBM 2017 Overview Presentation