ASU Secures $1 Million Grant for Developing New 3D Imaging Microscope

The W. M. Keck Foundation has awarded Arizona State University a $1 million grant to the team of scientists led by Deirdre Meldrum at the Biodesign Institute.

The team is working to build a next-generation, 3D imaging microscope, called a “Cell-CT” scanner, that will perform functional computed tomographic (CT) imaging of individual living cells.

This groundbreaking technology will allow researchers to observe and assess the cellular function and disease status of living cells, enabling scientists to gain new insights into the metabolic pathways of disease, such as cancer.