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Kyle Kyburz earns January Employee of the Month

January 8, 2014

Kyle Kyburz earns January Employee of the Month for his strong contributions towards the good of the group, his ever-willingness to be a team player, and his perpetual positive attitude. He also passed his Comps Exam and is now charging towards graduation.

Anseth Group featured in College of Engineering holiday video

January 8, 2014

The Anseth Group was featured in a fun College of Engineering holiday video featuring some of the great research going on at University of Colorado. Stars include Quinn Fleming and Austin Lin. Check it out at http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/2014. We appear at the 1:20 mark.

Kristi Anseth gives 2013 Winter Commencement Speech

December 20, 2013

Kristi Anseth was selected as the speaker for the 2013 Winter Commencement ceremony, sending the December graduates off into the world. The Daily Camera covered her speech here: http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_24761852/dont-be-afraid-jump-cu-boulder-sends-winter.

Congratulations graduates and make Colorado proud!

Sarah Gould takes position as a Research Engineer at Novozymes

December 5, 2013

Sarah Gould, whose thesis focused on characterizing the response of valvular interstitial cells to substrate stiffness, defended and left for a position at Novozymes in her home state of North Carolina. Congratulations Sarah and best of luck!

Mike Schwartz (former postdoc) publishes "A Quantitative Comparison of Human HT-1080 Fibrosarcoma Cells and Primary Human Dermal Fibroblasts Identifies a 3D Migration Mechanism with Properties Unique to the Transformed Phenotype" in PLoS ONE

December 4, 2013

Mike Schwartz, currently at University of Wisconsin, showed differences in migration, morphology, and adhesion between cancer and primary dermal cells. Congratulations Mike (and Emi Tokuda and Samir Singh, co-authors on the paper)!

Kristi Anseth presents "Dynamic Cell Scaffolds through Photochemical Reactions" at the Materials Research Society meeting in Boston

December 3, 2013

Kristi Anseth will present the group's work on dynamic cell scaffolds in a talk entitled "Dynamic Cell Scaffolds through Photochemical Reactions" at 1:30 PM on December 3rd in the Back Bay B room on the secon floor of the Sheridan. She hopes to see you all there! The abstract is pasted below.

Adrianne Rosales earns December Employee of the Month

December 3, 2013

Adrianne Rosales earns December Anseth Group Employee of the Month for being the resident "chemist" on the bio-side of the lab, helping people save their reactions, taking chemistry safety to a new level by introducing solvent carriers to the lab (I saw Danny using one the other day!), and helping outside users with the HPLC. Congratulations Adrianne!

Navakanth Gandavarapu publishes "Osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells on α5 integrin binding peptide hydrogels is dependent on substrate elasticity" in Biomaterials Science

November 18, 2013

Nava showed that a5b1 integrin binding can induce osteogenic differentiation of hMSCs on stiff but not soft substrates. Congratulations Nava!

N.R. Gandavarapu, D.L. Alge and K.S. Anseth, "Osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells on α5 integrin binding peptide hydrogels is dependent on substrate elasticity," Biomaterials Science (2013).

Anseth group undergraduate researcher Jhenya Nahreini chosen as 2013 Outstanding Graduate of the College of Engineering

November 15, 2013

Jhenya Nahreini, mentored by Chun Yang with whom she co-authored one paper, has been chosen as the College of Engineering's December 2013 Outstanding Graduate of the College. This prestigious undergraduate award is based on overall strength in academics, service, and research. Congratulations Jhenya!

Danny Alge publishes "Bioactive Hydrogels: Lighting the Way" in Nature Materials

November 13, 2013

Danny Alge reviewed a recent Nature Materials paper from the Lutolf group detailing their use photoactivated enzymatic protein patterning to direct hMSC migration. This technique expands the toolkit for designing cell-instructive hydrogels.

http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v12/n11/full/nmat3794.html

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