Mark Cronin-Golomb, a visiting professor at McGill University’s Fonds de recherché Nature et technologies (FQRNT) Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures (CSACS), lectured at the centre’s tri-annual mini-symposium Jan. 29 about research developments in silk as a biomaterial. Cronin-Golomb, from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University in Boston, discussed how silk from the silkworm caterpillar Bombyx mori is being used by biomedical engineers to design scaffolds for tissue engineering and other biomedical implants.