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Sharon Wang earns Anseth group employee of the month for November

November 5, 2012

Sharon Wang's years of exceptionally hard work, two upcoming publications, and November defense have all earned her Anseth Group Employee of the Month. Congratulations Sharon!

Cole DeForest publishes "Bioactive Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine" in Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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.

Ravi Moghe awarded the HHMI Individual Grant to fund his outstanding undergraduate research

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.

Kelly Pollock earns Anseth group employee of the month for October

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.

3 Members of the Anseth Group Return from NIH Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Retreat

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.

Abby Bernard's paper is the Featured Article for this month's issue of Tissue Engineering Part C

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!

Abby Bernard publishes "A Microwell Culture Platform for the Aggregation of Pancreatic Beta-Cells" in Tissue Engineering Part C-Methods

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).

Mark Tibbitt wins Anseth Group Employee of the Month for September

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.

Josh McCall publishes "Thiol-Ene Photopolymerizations Provide a Facile Method to Encapsulate Proteins and Maintain Their Bioactivity" in Biomacromolecules

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).

Sarah Gould publishes “Small Peptide Functionalized Thiol-Ene Hydrogels as Culture Substrates for Understanding Valvular Interstitial Cell Activation and de novo Tissue Deposition” in Acta Biomaterialia

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.

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