Kelly Pollock earns Anseth group employee of the month for October

Oct. 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.Read more »

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

Sept. 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.Read more »

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

Sept. 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!Read more »

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

Sept. 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... Read more »

Mark Tibbitt wins Anseth Group Employee of the Month for September

Sept. 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.Read more »

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

Aug. 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... Read more »

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

Aug. 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... Read more »

Kristi Anseth wins the Inaugural Materials Research Society Mid-Career Reseacher Award

Aug. 21, 2012

The Materials Research Society Mid-Career Researcher Award, endowed by Aldrich Materials Science, recognizes exception achievements in materials research made by mid-career professionals. Congratulations Kristi!Read more »

Malar Azagarsamy publishes "Photocontrolled Nanoparticles for On-Demand Release of Proteins" in Biomacromolecules

Aug. 21, 2012

Malar Azagarsamy demonstrated the light-mediated release of protein from PEG nanogels. He showed the release of active ALP in vitro and that nanogels enter the cell when coupled to TAT peptides. M.A. Azagarsamy, D.L. Alge, S.J. Radhakrishnan, M.W. Tibbitt, and K.S Anseth , "Photocontrolled Nanoparticles for On-Demand Release of Proteins,"... Read more »

Mark Tibbitt defended thesis

Aug. 20, 2012

Mark Tibbitt defended his thesis entitled "Fundamental characterization and application of photodegradable hydrogels: Spatiotemporal control of the cellular microenvironment" to a packed house. He will be working in the Anseth lab for the next couple months wrapping up unfinished projects and is currently applying for postdocs.Read more »