April 27, 2015
April 14, 2015
In this work, Jen (now at Ohio State) and Emi (now at Seattle Children's Hospital) investigate the effect of cancer drugs on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) and metabolic activity of melanoma cells at various stages of metastasis. Their findings suggest that current clinical drugs can upregulate MMP activity, causing increased metastatic cell migration. Check out the pre-print publication here!
April 2, 2015
After her defense in December, Emi is leaving CU to return to Seattle for a postdoc at the Seattle Children's Hospital. Goodbye Emi!
April 2, 2015
February 25, 2015
Amelia, Annie, and Jesse have been hard at work this year preparing excellent projects for the science fair. Amelia examined the effect of hydrogel crosslinking and protein size on release rates, Annie investigated the effect of hydrogel stiffness on neurite extension, and Jesse developed a hydrogel microfluidic device. Annie took first prize in the Chemistry division and fourth overall. Congratulations!
January 23, 2015
Kristi was selected to give the 2015 Bayer Distinguished Lecture, based on "outstanding excellence in chemical education, outreach and research." See her talk on Thursday, April 23rd at 5 pm or Friday, April 24th at 9 am at Benedum Hall in Pittsburgh. Read more about it here.
January 15, 2015