Spider Silk For Future Scaffolds
Spider silk, an ancient biomaterial, has many qualities worth replicating. With the use of genetic modification, relatively large amounts of the spider silk protein have been produced through goat milk. With access to this protein we have worked to create spider silk films and hydrogels. Through chemical and mechanical means, we are discovering treatments that maximize cell growth and cell attachment on spider silk films and hydrogels.
Bringhurst, Heidi; Decker, R.; Frisby, S.; and Tucker, C, "Spider Silk For Future Scaffolds" (2014). Biology Posters. Paper 82.