Kelly Mabry publishes "Microarray analyses to quantify advantages of 2D and 3D hydrogel culture systems in maintaining the native valvular interstitial cell phenotype" in Biomaterials

Dec. 21, 2015

In her latest publication, recent PhD graduate Kelly Mabry analyzes the differences in gene expression between freshly isolated valvular interstitial cells (VICs) and those cultured on conventional tissue culture plastic, on two-dimensional hydrogels, and encapsulated within three-dimensional hydrogels. Check it out here !Read more »
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Katie Lewis graduates at Winter 2015 commencement! Congrats Katie

Dec. 18, 2015

Adrianne Rosales earns top honors at Univ. Washington Distinguished Young Scholars Seminar Series

Aug. 31, 2015

Congratulations to Adrianne , who was co-winner at the 2015 DYSS program at University of Washington!Read more »

Two recent articles highlighted in Noteworthy Chemistry feature by ACS

June 11, 2015

Noteworthy Chemistry , a weekly publication by the ACS that highlights specific articles from a broad range of literature, selected two of our articles for their feature. Photocontrolled Nanoparticles for On-Demand Release of Proteins was highlighted in September, 2012 , and Synthetically Tractable Click Hydrogels for Three-Dimensional Cell Culture Formed... Read more »

Kelly Mabry publishes "Dynamic stiffening of poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogels to direct valvular interstitial cell phenotype in a three-dimensional environment"

May 28, 2015

In this work, Kelly investigates the effect of dynamic hydrogel stiffening on encapsulated VICs. Check out the article (appearing in the journal Biomaterials ) here .Read more »

Tobin Brown presents at Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research symposium at ACS

April 27, 2015

Tobin was selected to present at this symposium at the 2015 ACS national meeting in Denver. Check out the official writeup here .Read more »

Jen Leight and Emi Tokuda publish "Multifunctional bioscaffolds for 3D culture of melanoma cells reveal increased MMP activity and migration with BRAF kinase inhibition" in PNAS

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... Read more »

The Anseth Group bids farewell to graduate student Emi Tokuda

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!Read more »
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Katie Lewis publishes "In vitro model alveoli from photodegradable microsphere templates" in Biomaterials Science

April 2, 2015

In this work, Katie uses photodegradable hydrogel microparticles to create three dimensional cyst-like structures to mimic the native alveoli of the lung epithelium. Check out the article here !Read more »

Graduate student Tobin Brown awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship

April 2, 2015

2nd year graduate student Tobin Brown was selected as one of this year's National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows. Congratulations Tobin!Read more »