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Ian Marozas earns National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

April 10, 2014

Ian Marozas has also earned the prestegious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations!

Amanda Panepento awarded both BURST and HHMI-UROP summer grants

April 4, 2014

Undergrad Amanda Panepento (working with postdoc William Wan) was awarded both BURST and HHMI-UROP summer grants for her project on "Development of patterned photodegradable hydrogel platforms for cardiomyocyte culture. Congratulations Amanda!

Ian Marozas earns Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

April 2, 2014

Ian Marozas earns the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship issued by the National Academies, all three of which count Kristi as a member. This prestigous fellowship provides a stipend, tuition, fees, and expenses paid to attend Ford Fellows Conferences for three years. Congratulations Ian!

Ian Marozas earns National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

April 1, 2014

Ian Marozas earned the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which will fund his research for three years. This is a very competitive fellowship and a great award. Congratulations Ian!

Daniel McKinnon and Dylan Domaille (Cha Lab) publish "Bis-Aliphatic Hydrazone-Linked Hydrogels Form Most Rapidly at Physiological pH: Identifying the Origin of Hydrogel Properties with Small Molecule Kinetic Studies" in Chemistry of Materials

March 31, 2014

Daniel McKinnon and Dylan Domaille (postdoc in Jen Cha's lab) "Bis-Aliphatic Hydrazone-Linked Hydrogels Form Most Rapidly at Physiological pH: Identifying the Origin of Hydrogel Properties with Small Molecule Kinetic Studies" in Chemistry of Materials.

William Wan and Jen Leight win BioFrontiers Science Alliance Seed Grant

March 18, 2014

William Wan and Jen Leight win BioFrontiers Science Alliance Seed Grant for their proposed project on “Non-invasive monitoring of MMP activity of cardiac fibroblasts cultured under diseased and fibrotic microenvironments.” Congratulations to you both.

Chun Yang publishes "Mechanical memory and dosing influence stem cell fate" in Nature Materials

March 17, 2014

Chun Yang publishes "Mechanical memory and dosing influence stem cell fate" in Nature Materials. She shows that hMSCs differentiate differently when exposed to surfaces of different moduli for different periods of time. Congratulations Chun!

Kelly Mabry and Tobin Brown earn joint Employees of the Spring Quarter

March 13, 2014

After the dust settled and all the votes were counted, Kelly Mabry and Tobin Brown were left in a dead heat for Spring Employee of the Quarter, so have the honor of being our first joint awardees. Kelly and Tobin have both been very active in ensuring the lab runs smoothly and all common supplies are stocked properly.

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