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Congratulations to high school students Amelia Webb, Annie Chen, and Jessica Dessau, who participated in the Corden Pharma regional science fair!

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!

"Development of a Cellularly Degradable PEG Hydrogel to Promote Articular Cartilage Extracellular Matrix Deposition" accepted to Advanced Healthcare Materials.

January 30, 2015

In this paper, Balaji Sridhar demonstrates improved glycosaminoglycan and collagen deposition by co-encapsulating chondrocytes and MSCs in a functionalized cell-degradable PEG hydrogel. Check it out here!

Kristi is named the 2015 Bayer Distinguished Lecturer at Pitt

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.

Welcome to new group members Alex Caldwell, Hao Ma, Megan Schroeder, and Della Shin!

January 15, 2015

We are excited to welcome four new members to the lab this year, and look forward to seeing their progress. Check out their bios here.

Emi Tokuda and Balaji Sridhar successfully complete their thesis defenses

January 5, 2015

Congratulations to Emi and Balaji, the latest PhDs from the Anseth lab.

Nanoly Bioscience wins Young Innovator prize at the Tech Awards

November 17, 2014

Nanoly, an Anseth Lab startup working to stabilize vaccines without refrigeration, won the $75,000 grand prize in the Young Innovator category at the Tech Awards in San Fransisco. Read more about it here.

Former student Sharon Wang writes an interesting perspective for Science Careers on being co-advised in graduate school.

October 25, 2014

Sharon (co-advised by Kristi and Leslie Leinwand) writes about the unique experience of being part of two research groups. Find the article here.

"Measuring cellular forces using bis-aliphatic hydrazone crosslinked stress-relaxing hydrogels" accepted to Soft Matter

October 11, 2014

This article, detailing a method for measuring the force of extending neurites, was recently accepted to Soft Matter and also invited for a cover art submission. An advance version is available here.

Sharon Wang to postdoc at Peter Sorger's lab at Harvard Medical School

October 11, 2014

Sharon Wang has moved on to a position with Peter Sorger at Harvard Medical School http://sorger.med.harvard.edu/. Goodbye, and congratulations Sharon!

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