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January 31st, 2005

NC State Chemists Get $1 Million Grant from Keck Foundation

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North Carolina State University has received a $1 million gift from the W.M. Keck Foundation to further research on RNA-mediated evolutionary materials chemistry. This new field will influence advances in other fields such as materials science, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

The grant will help support the ongoing work of Dr. Daniel Feldheim, associate professor of chemistry, Dr. Bruce Eaton, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Stefan Franzen, associate professor of chemistry, who have shown that the biological molecule RNA can be used to assemble nanoparticle materials.

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