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5 Anseth Group members will be presenting their work at the Rocky Mountain Medical Technologies Conference

Feb. 22, 2013

Chun Yang will be presenting a poster explaining her work on hMSC osteogenesis, Zach Stephens will present his work on VIC activation on dynamic substrates, Abigail Bernard will present her work on the effect of aggregate dimensionality on β-cell signaling and function, Rebeccah Chapman will present her work on the... Read more »

Nava Gandavarapu earns Anseth Group February Employee of the Month

Feb. 1, 2013

Nava successfully defended his thesis January 31st demonstrating the capabilities of hydrogels to enchance osteogenic differentiation. Congratulations Nava!Read more »

Daniel McKinnon publishes "Synthetic hydrogel platform for three-dimensional culture of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons" in Biomaterials Science

Jan. 28, 2013

Daniel McKinnon demonstrated the 3D culture of motor neurons in engineered PEG hydrogels that enabled good viability and robust axon extention. He further demonstrated the importance of ECM-mimic peptides to the viability of dissociated cells and the role of hydrogel modulus and crosslinker in axon extension. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2013/bm/c3bm00166k D.D. McKinnon, A.M... Read more »

Chelsea Kirschner publishes "Hydrogels in Healthcare: From Static to Dynamic Microenvironments" in Acta Materialia

Jan. 23, 2013

Chelsea Kirschner publishes a nice review of dynamic hydrogel environments titled "Hydrogels in Healthcare: From Static to Dynamic Microenvironments" in Acta Materialia. She summarized current progress in light, enxyme, electric field, temperature, and pH sensitive hydrogels for biomedical applications. C.M. Kirschner and K.S. Anseth , " Hydrogels in Healthcare: From... Read more »

Kelly Schultz earns Anseth Group Employee of the Month

Jan. 10, 2013

Kelly Schultz wrote an NSF grant that was funded and resulted in our lab getting a shiny new rheometer. In addition, she recently published her first paper in the Anseth group and has been helping everyone with their rheological experiments. For these reasons she earns the highly regarded and prestigous... Read more »

Boulder County Business Report highlights the Anseth Group research as the top "discovery that could change the world"

Dec. 21, 2012

Boulder County Business Report published their top "10 discoveries that could change the world" and the Anseth Group's work in tissue engineering made number 1. Check it out at http://www.bcbr.com/article/20121207/PUBLICATIONS06/121129941/0/SEARCH .Read more »

Malar Azagarsamy publishes "Bioorthogonal Click Chemistry: An Indispensable Tool to Create Multifaceted Cell Culture Scaffolds" in ACS Macro Letters

Dec. 17, 2012

Malar Azagarsamy wrote an fantastic review of bioorthogonal click chemistry covering thiol-ene, click, and Michael addtions. M.A Azagarsamy and K.S. Anseth , "Bioorthogonal Click Chemistry: An Indispensable Tool to Create Multifaceted Cell Culture Scaffolds," ACS Macro Letters, 2, 5-9 (2013)Read more »

Kelly Schultz publishes "Monitoring Degradation of Matrix Metalloproteinases-Cleavable PEG Hydrogels via Multiple Particle Tracking Microrheology" in Soft Matter

Dec. 17, 2012

Kelly Schultz showed that thiol-ene step-growth hydrogels degrade homogeneously when exposed to enzymes. K.M. Schultz and K.S. Anseth , "Monitoring Degradation of Matrix Metalloproteinases-Cleavable PEG Hydrogels via Multiple Particle Tracking Microrheology," Soft Matter (2012).Read more »

Chun Yang publishes "Cell-Mediated Delivery of Glucocorticoids from Thiol-Ene Hydrogels" in Journal of Controlled Release

Dec. 17, 2012

Chun Yang showed controlled release of Dexamethasone led to osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells. C. Yang, P.D. Mariner, J.N. Nahreini, and K.S. Anseth , "Cell-Mediated Delivery of Glutocorticoids from Thiol-Ene Hydrogels," Journal of Controlled Release, 162, 612-618 (2012).Read more »

All the Anseth group members thank HHMI for the generous Christmas gift

Dec. 13, 2012

Howard Hughes Medical Institute sent every member of the Anseth group a nice cooking apron decked out with a beer pouch, bottle opener, over mitt, and matching rag. We appreciate the gift and have been using them every evening so thank you Howard!Read more »

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