5th Place - Blooming Gelatin, Jimmy Su

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Gelatin is perhaps best known as the main ingredient in Jell-O and many gummy candies. This microscope image shows a flower-like irregularity in the surface of a gelatin-based material. The gelatin here has been chemically altered to be stronger so that researchers can use it to help understand how kidney cells interact and function and to eventually engineer new kidney tissue in the laboratory. 

Jimmy Su

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Tools & Techniques: JEOL Neoscope Scanning Electron Microscope; Colored in Photoshop

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