NRI scientist creates cell membranes that imitate living cells

3bl0exi4Neal Devaraj an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California San Diego and his team, have created artificial cell membranes that can start growing and continue to grow just like living cells, mimicking features of complex living organisms.

Devaraj’s complex artificial cells can be formed with basic chemical building blocks.

 

The team’s findings are expected to have a significant impact on synthetic biology and origin of life studies.