Sarah Gould, whose thesis focused on characterizing the response of valvular interstitial cells to substrate stiffness, defended and left for a position at Novozymes in her home state of North Carolina. Congratulations Sarah and best of luck!
Mike Schwartz, currently at University of Wisconsin, showed differences in migration, morphology, and adhesion between cancer and primary dermal cells.
Kristi Anseth will present the group's work on dynamic cell scaffolds in a talk entitled "Dynamic Cell Scaffolds through Photochemical Reactions" at 1:30 PM on December 3rd in the Back Bay B room on the secon floor of the Sheridan.
Nava showed that a5b1 integrin binding can induce osteogenic differentiation of hMSCs on stiff but not soft substrates. Congratulations Nava!
Sharon Wang showed valvular interstitial cells respons to matrix elasticity through the PI3K/AKT pathway in her new paper entitled "Hydrogels preserve native phenotypes of valvular fibroblasts through an elasticity-regulated PI3K/AKT pathway" in