Kyle Kyburz successfully defends thesis

April 2, 2015

Congratulations to Kyle on completion of his thesis and a successful defense!Read more »
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Congratulations to high school students Amelia Webb, Annie Chen, and Jessica Dessau, who participated in the Corden Pharma regional science fair!

Feb. 25, 2015

Amelia, Annie, and Jesse have been hard at work this year preparing excellent projects for the science fair. Amelia examined the effect of hydrogel crosslinking and protein size on release rates, Annie investigated the effect of hydrogel stiffness on neurite extension, and Jesse developed a hydrogel microfluidic device. Annie took... Read more »
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"Development of a Cellularly Degradable PEG Hydrogel to Promote Articular Cartilage Extracellular Matrix Deposition" accepted to Advanced Healthcare Materials.

Jan. 30, 2015

In this paper, Balaji Sridhar demonstrates improved glycosaminoglycan and collagen deposition by co-encapsulating chondrocytes and MSCs in a functionalized cell-degradable PEG hydrogel. Check it out here !Read more »

Kristi is named the 2015 Bayer Distinguished Lecturer at Pitt

Jan. 23, 2015

Kristi was selected to give the 2015 Bayer Distinguished Lecture, based on "outstanding excellence in chemical education, outreach and research." See her talk on Thursday, April 23rd at 5 pm or Friday, April 24th at 9 am at Benedum Hall in Pittsburgh. Read more about it here .Read more »

Welcome to new group members Alex Caldwell, Hao Ma, Megan Schroeder, and Della Shin!

Jan. 15, 2015

We are excited to welcome four new members to the lab this year, and look forward to seeing their progress. Check out their bios here .Read more »

Emi Tokuda and Balaji Sridhar successfully complete their thesis defenses

Jan. 5, 2015

Congratulations to Emi and Balaji, the latest PhDs from the Anseth lab.Read more »

Nanoly Bioscience wins Young Innovator prize at the Tech Awards

Nov. 17, 2014

Nanoly , an Anseth Lab startup working to stabilize vaccines without refrigeration, won the $75,000 grand prize in the Young Innovator category at the Tech Awards in San Fransisco. Read more about it here .Read more »

Former student Sharon Wang writes an interesting perspective for Science Careers on being co-advised in graduate school.

Oct. 25, 2014

Sharon (co-advised by Kristi and Leslie Leinwand ) writes about the unique experience of being part of two research groups. Find the article here .Read more »
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‘Measuring cellular forces using bis-aliphatic hydrazone crosslinked stress-relaxing hydrogels’ highlighted by Soft Matter as one of 2014's hot articles

Oct. 16, 2014

This paper has been featured on Soft Matter's blog , and has been made freely available to all for 4 weeks.Read more »
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"Measuring cellular forces using bis-aliphatic hydrazone crosslinked stress-relaxing hydrogels" accepted to Soft Matter

Oct. 11, 2014

This article, detailing a method for measuring the force of extending neurites, was recently accepted to Soft Matter and also invited for a cover art submission. An advance version is available here .Read more »