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Anseth Group high school student Gillian Kopp wins 2nd place in Chemistry at the 2014 Corden Regional Science Fair

March 3, 2014

Anseth Group high school student Gillian Kopp, who is heading to CalTech in the Fall to start college, took 2nd place in the Chemistry division at the 2014 Corden Regional Science Fair. She showed how hydrogel modulus and crosslinking chemistry affected the release of biologically active proteins. Congratulations for all your hard work Gillian!

6 Anseth Group members judge Corden Regional Science Fair

February 28, 2014

Thanks to Tobin Brown, Ian Marozas, Adrianne Rosales, Kelly Mabry, Sharon Wang, and Dan McKinnon for encouraging scientists of the future by judging the 2014 Corden Regional Science Fair. They all saw some tremendous projects and Ian and Tobin are looking forward to mentoring science fair students of their own next year. Two Anseth Group high school students competed and their results will be announced tomorrow.

Emi Tokuda publishes "Modulation of matrix elasticity with PEG hydrogels to study melanoma drug responsiveness" in Biomaterials

February 26, 2014

Emi Tokuda and Jen Leight published "Modulation of matrix elasticity with PEG hydrogels to study melanoma drug responsiveness" in Biomaterials showing the synergistic effect of matrix mechanics and melonoma drugs on cell response.

E.Y. Tokuda, J.L. Leight, and K.S. Anseth, "Modulation of matrix elasticity with PEG hydrogels to study melanoma drug responsiveness," Biomaterials (2014).

Nava Gandavarapu publishes "Photo-Click Living Strategy for Controlled, Reversible Exchange of Biochemical Ligands" in Advanced Materials

February 17, 2014

Nava showed the ability to reversibly exchange biochemical ligands using allyl sulfide-based living click strategies. Congratulations Nava!

N.R. Gandavarapu, M.A. Azagarsamy, and K.S. Anseth, "Photo-Click Living Strategy for Controlled, Reversible Exchange of Biochemical Ligands," Advanced Materials (2014).

Daniel McKinnon's paper "Biophysically Defined and Cytocompatible Covalently Adaptable Networks as Viscoelastic 3D Cell Culture Systems" selected from front cover of Advanced Materials

February 10, 2014

Daniel McKinnon and his co-authors described the synthesis and application of a step-growth PEG hydrogel crosslinked by hydrazone bonds that relaxes in response to cell-applied stress. They were awarded the front cover of Volume 26 Issue 6 of Advanced Materials.

Chelsea Kirschner (currently at Sharklet) publishes "Clickable, Photodegradable Hydrogels to Dynamically Modulate Valvular Interstitial Cell Phenotype" in Advanced Healthcare Materials

February 10, 2014

Chelsea Kirschner showed the ability to use microtopographies to dynamically modulate valvular interstitial cell fate. Congratulations Chelsea!

C.M. Kirschner, D.L. Alge, S.T. Gould, and K.S. Anseth, "Clickable, Photodegradable Hydrogels to Dynamically Modulate Valvular Interstitial Cell Phenotype," Advanced Healthcare Materials (2014).

Anseth Group welcomes Tobin Brown and Ian Marozas as new first-year students

January 29, 2014

The Anseth Group proudly welcomes two new members, Tobin Brown and Ian Marozas. Both are extremely bright, motivated first-year students having graduated from McGill University and University of Rochester. They already bring a wealth of research experience to the group with Tobin having worked in the lab of Prof.

Sarah Gould's (currently at Novozymes) paper entitled "The role of valvular endothelial cell paracrine signaling and matrix elasticity on valvular interstitial cell activation" published in Biomaterials

January 28, 2014

Sarah Gould's paper entitled "The role of valvular endothelial cell paracrine signaling and matrix elasticity on valvular interstitial cell activation" demonstrates the essence of the interplay between VICs and VECs in maintaining a healthy valve phenotype. She further investigates the role of nitric oxide as a paracrine signaling molecule using a L-NAME, a soluble NO analog.

Daniel McKinnon's paper "Synthetic hydrogel platform for three-dimensional culture of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons" one of 2013's most accessed Biomaterials Science articles

January 15, 2014

Daniel McKinnon's paper, which defined a synethic niche for the culture and study of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons, was one of the most accessed papers published by Biomaterials Science in 2013.

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