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Sharon (Huan) Wang publishes "Hydrogels preserve native phenotypes of valvular fibroblasts through an elasticity-regulated PI3K/AKT pathway" in PNAS

November 12, 2013

Sharon Wang showed valvular interstitial cells respons to matrix elasticity through the PI3K/AKT pathway in her new paper entitled "Hydrogels preserve native phenotypes of valvular fibroblasts through an elasticity-regulated PI3K/AKT pathway" in PNAS. Congratulations Sharon!

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/11/07/1306369110.abstract

Malar Azagarsamy publishes "Wavelength-Controlled Photocleavage for the Orthogonal and Sequential Release of Multiple Proteins" in Angewandte Chemie

November 7, 2013

Malar Azagarsamy publishes "Wavelength-Controlled Photocleavage for the Orthogonal and Sequential Release of Multiple Proteins" in Angewandte Chemie showing orthogonal photo-release of two different proteins using two wavelengths of light. Congratulations Malar!

Kelly Shekiro wins November EOTM

November 7, 2013

Kelly Shekiro wins November employee of the month for being an excellent team player, preparing her comps paper, and contributing to reorganizing common stocks. Congratulations Kelly!

Kristi Anseth and Dan McKinnon give talks at AIChE

November 7, 2013

Kristi received the Society for Biological Engineering's James E. Bailey Award for outstanding contributions to the field. Accompanying the award, she gave a lecture tracing her trajectory through the field and inspired a new generation of Chemical Engineers to pursue biomaterials.

Dan McKinnon gave a talk titled "Biophysically Defined and Cytocompatible Covalently Adaptable Networks as Viscoelastic 3D Cell Culture Systems" on his recent Advanced Materials paper.

Danny Alge and Kristi Anseth publish "Thiol-X Reactions in Tissue Engineering" in RSC's new book Thiol-X Chemistries in Polymer and Materials Science

October 23, 2013

Danny Alge and Kristi Anseth contributed a chapter to a new RSC book on using thiol-based chemistry in material science. This insightful chapter highlights power applications of this exciting chemistry in tissue engineering applications.

http://www.rsc.org/shop/books/2013/9781849736602.asp

Daniel McKinnon publishes "Biophysically Defined and Cytocompatible Covalently Adaptable Networks as Viscoelastic 3D Cell Culture Systems" in Advanced Materials

October 14, 2013

Daniel McKinnon publishes "Biophysically Defined and Cytocompatible Covalently Adaptable Networks as Viscoelastic 3D Cell Culture Systems" in Advanced Materials. He developed a cytocompatible covalently adaptable hydrogel that enabled cell spreading and fusion and will allow future studies on the role of matrix biophysical properties on cell function.

William Wan earns October Employee of the Month

October 3, 2013

William Wan earn the October Anseth Group Employee of the Month award for outstanding service to the lab and winning two prestigous fellowships. Congratulations William!

Former Anseth graduate student Mark Tibbitt wins AkzoNobel Student Award in Applied Polymer Science

September 17, 2013

Former Anseth graduate student Mark Tibbitt wins AkzoNobel Student Award in Applied Polymer Science! He is currently a postdoc in the Langer lab. Congratulations Mark!

William Wan and Anseth Group alum Chelsea Kirschner win MSE Seed Grant

September 4, 2013

William Wan and former Anseth Group postdoc Chelsea Kirschner, now at Sharklet Technologies, were just awarded a Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) seed grant for their project titled, "Dynamically tunable hydrogels to probe cellular responses to tissue fibrosis." Congratulations Will!

Dan McKinnon earns September Employee of the Month

September 3, 2013

Dan McKinnon earns the September EOTM award for his work in maintaining the group website, starting the group Twitter account (follow us @AnsethGroup), passing his Comprehensive Exam, and getting a paper accepted into Advanced Materials. Congratulations Dan!

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