College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Iowa State University recipient of Carver Trust Grants

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine has provided a pair of grants to Iowa State University totaling over $500,000.

Ian Schneider, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, was awarded a $308,200 grant from the Carver Trust to research engineering complex environments for probing mechanisms of cell migration.

Schneider is engineering tunable environments to determine how and why cells migrate — including cancer cells in metastasis from one part of the body to another. His research could aid in grading cancers as cell migration represents a direct measure of metastasis.

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