Research within MOABC is organized around multiple research cores.

Core 1: Spectroscopy

Single and multimodal measurement systems integrating optical and microscale or nanoparticle systems for characterizing cells, tissues, microbial systems, and other biologically significant molecules.

Core 2: Microscopy

The implementation and integration of multidimensional characterization techniques within researcher accessible hardware. 

Core 3: Manipulation

Optical and magnetic-field based control of cells and colloids for microbot assembly and label-free sensing of cell mechanical properties.

Core 4: Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery

The development of biopolymer systems that will allow the study of cells’ interactions with their microenvironment and that can be used for both tissue regeneration and therapeutics.