Katie Lewis was awarded the Whitaker International Summer Grant to do research with Prof. Justin Cooper-White at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia for 2 months this summer. Congratulations Katie.
Upon being elected to the National Academy of Science, Kristi Anseth is one of a small group of scientists elected to all three national academies. Congratulations Kristi!
The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Daniel McKinnon's article "Synthetic hydrogel platform for three-dimensional culture of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons," published in Biomaterials Science, was one of the top ten most-accessed for February.
Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth was awarded the 2013 Hazel Barnes Prize, the highest recognition given to a CU-Boulder faculty member for research and teaching.
Past ChBE recipients of this award include John Falconer in 2008 and Klaus Timmerhaus in 1992.
ChBE faculty have now received this honor 3 of the 22 times it has been awarded.
Chris Koehler and Daniel Alge's paper "A Diels-Alder Modulated Approach to Control and Sustain the Release of Dexamethasone and Induce Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells" was highlighted in Mesenchymal Cell News
From Mesenchymal Cell News:
Researchers report a new approach to controlled drug release based upon exploiting the dynamic equilibrium that exists between Diels-Alder reactants and products, demonstrating the release of a furan containing dexamethasone peptide from a maleimide containing hydrogel. Using a reaction-diffusion model, the release kinetics were tuned to achieve sustained concentrations conducive to osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells.
Daniel McKinnon's paper "Synthetic hydrogel platform for three-dimensional culture of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons" selected for front cover of Biomaterials Science
Daniel McKinnon's paper "Synthetic hydrogel platform for three-dimensional culture of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons" which described a synthetic hydrogel capable of maintaining the viability and enabling the axon extension of encapsulated ES-derived motor neurons was selected for the front cover of Biomaterials Science.
Emi Tokuda earned a STAR award for her upcoming SFB presentation, “Elucidating the Role of Microenvironmental Cues on Melanoma Drug Resistance,” and is a superlative member of the lab and superior team player.