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Professor Samuel Stupp Profiled in Fast Company Magazine

Fast Company magazine, a business magazine that focuses on innovation in technology, leadership, and design, recently published an article profiling Samuel Stupp, Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, and Medicine and director of the Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine.

The article, titled, “How Samuel Stupp Is Rebuilding Your Body, One Molecule at a Time,” appeared in the February issue and traces Stupp’s innovations in regenerative medicine.

Says the article:
“The mice in the video flickering on his colleague's computer screen were moving their legs. Their back feet trailed behind them from time to time, but the fact that they were walking at all was astounding. Only a few weeks earlier, they'd been paralyzed from the waist down. Then Stupp's team at Northwestern University injected them with made-to-order molecules. Now the mice were trying to run around their cage. ‘I wasn't satisfied with the video, so I went to the lab to see it myself,’ remembers Stupp. ‘I was totally stunned.’"

The article also features comments by Ramille Shah, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and orthopaedic surgery, and Monica Olvera de la Cruz, professor of materials science and engineering and chemical and biological engineering.