November 5, 2012
October 18, 2012
Former group member Cole DeForest, now performing postdoctoral research under David Tirrell, published an excellent review of cutting edge bioactive hydrogel reserach titled "Bioactive Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine" in Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
October 5, 2012
The HHMI Bioscience Individual Grant funds outstanding undergraduate researchers for one year. Ravi's hard work on neural tissue engineering and protein patterning has earned him this prestigious award.
October 2, 2012
This prestigous award has been bestowed upon Kelly Pollock for the entire month of October for her transformational and unmatched contributions to the Anseth Group work environment and upcoming microarray.
September 25, 2012
Kelly Pollock, Quinn Flemming, and Daniel McKinnon spent the weekend in Breckenridge sharing their research with other NIH Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Training grant recipients. Kelly presented her work on VIC differentiation, Quinn his work on patterning the nervous system, and Dan his work on motor neuron encapsulation.
September 6, 2012
Tissue Engineering Part C selects a Featured Article each month that represents groundbreaking research in regenerative medicine. Abby's paper entitled "A Microwell Culture Platform for the Aggregation of Pancreatic Beta-Cells" recieved this honor in Volume 18 Issue 8. Congratulations Abby!
September 4, 2012
Abby Bernard showed that pancreatic beta-cells aggregates could be formed in photopolymerized microwell devices. These cell aggregates secreted significantly more insulin per cell than dispersed cells.
A.B. Bernard, C.C. Lin, and K.S. Anseth, "A Microwell Culture Platform for the Aggregation of Pancreatic Beta-Cells," Tissue Engineering Part C-Methods, 18 (8), 583-592 (2012).
September 3, 2012
Mark Tibbitt, who recently defended, wins Anseth Group Employee of the Month for his outstanding work in materials research. He is currently wrapping up loose ends and researching postdoc positions so please contact him if you have a good opportunity.
August 30, 2012
Recent Anseth Group Alum Josh McCall showed the that proteins encapsulated in hydrogels formed by radical-mediated thiol-ene polymerization maintain significantly more activity than those encapsulated in gels formed by more traditional acrylate polymerization.
J.D. McCall and K.S. Anseth, "Thiol-Ene Photopolymerizations Provide a Facile Method to Encapsulate Proteins and Maintain their Bioactivity," Biomacromolecules, 13 (8), 2410-2417 (2012).
August 22, 2012
Sarah Gould showed VICs significantly upregulate alpha-SMA when plated on gels functionalized elastin and collagen mimic peptides as compared with the canonical fibronectin mimic peptide RGD. Furthermore, Sarah showed that alpha-SMA expression, indicative of a disease phenotype, is downregulated in VICs plated on gels versus though on tissue culture plastic.