UCSF

Clothes from a petri dish

$700 million Bolt Threads may have cracked the code on spider silk

Ethan Mirsky, a Biophysics graduate, and Dan Widmaier, a CCB graduate, are mentioned in a Forbes article about growing artificial spider silk.

Dan Widmaier, cofounder and CEO of Bolt Threads, dons a white lab coat with his name and the numeral one—for employee number one—on the back before opening a door to the company’s lab. Inside, Widmaier and his cofounders, David Breslauer and Ethan Mirsky, are growing artificial spider silk, something that scientists around the world have been trying to do for decades. Spider silk is known for being extremely soft and strong, and it could make long-lasting, lightweight and desirable clothes.

More

Clothes From A Petri Dish: $700 Million Bolt Threads May Have Cracked The Code On Spider Silk

Tags

Category:

About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy aims to solve the most pressing health care problems and strives to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective treatments. Our discoveries seed the development of novel therapies, and our researchers consistently lead the nation in NIH funding. The School’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, with its unique emphasis on scientific thinking, prepares students to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field.