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Nava Gandavarapu earns Anseth Group February Employee of the Month

February 1, 2013

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

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

January 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.

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

January 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.

Kelly Schultz earns Anseth Group Employee of the Month

January 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.

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

December 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.

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

December 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)

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

December 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).

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

December 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).

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

December 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!

William Wan earns American Heart Association's postdoctoral fellowship

December 13, 2012

William Wan earned the American Heart Association's prestigous postdoctoral fellowship for his proposal titled "Directing cardiomyocyte phenotype through dynamic, in situ modulation of substrate mechanical properties." Congratulations William!

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