April 24, 2014
Samir Singh showed scaffold modulus and peptide functionalization affected tumor cell migration in a 3D synthetic matrix. His paper, entitled "A peptide functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogel for investigating the influence of biochemical and biophysical matrix properties on tumor cell migration" appears in Biomaterials Science.
April 10, 2014
Ian Marozas has also earned the prestegious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations!
April 4, 2014
Undergrad Amanda Panepento (working with postdoc William Wan) was awarded both BURST and HHMI-UROP summer grants for her project on "Development of patterned photodegradable hydrogel platforms for cardiomyocyte culture. Congratulations Amanda!
April 2, 2014
Ian Marozas earns the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship issued by the National Academies, all three of which count Kristi as a member. This prestigous fellowship provides a stipend, tuition, fees, and expenses paid to attend Ford Fellows Conferences for three years. Congratulations Ian!
April 1, 2014
Ian Marozas earned the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which will fund his research for three years. This is a very competitive fellowship and a great award. Congratulations Ian!
March 31, 2014
Daniel McKinnon and Dylan Domaille (postdoc in Jen Cha's lab) "Bis-Aliphatic Hydrazone-Linked Hydrogels Form Most Rapidly at Physiological pH: Identifying the Origin of Hydrogel Properties with Small Molecule Kinetic Studies" in Chemistry of Materials.
March 18, 2014
March 17, 2014
The Scientist magazine wrote an fantastic highlight of Chun Yang's recent Nature Materials paper. It can found at http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39439/title/Stem-Cells-Remember-Substrates/.
March 17, 2014
Chun Yang publishes "Mechanical memory and dosing influence stem cell fate" in Nature Materials. She shows that hMSCs differentiate differently when exposed to surfaces of different moduli for different periods of time. Congratulations Chun!