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Daniel McKinnon and Dylan Domaille (Cha Lab) publish "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 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. They show they are able to control mechanical material properties through adjusting buffer pH and show... Read more »

C&EN publishes an excellent profile of Chun Yang's Nature Materials article entitled, "Stem Cells Possess Mechanical Memory"

March 18, 2014

C&EN publishes fantastic piece on Chun Yang's recent paper. Check it out at http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/03/Stem-Cells-Possess-Mechanical-Memory.htmlRead more »

William Wan and Jen Leight win BioFrontiers Science Alliance Seed Grant

March 18, 2014

William Wan and Jen Leight win BioFrontiers Science Alliance Seed Grant for their proposed project on “Non-invasive monitoring of MMP activity of cardiac fibroblasts cultured under diseased and fibrotic microenvironments.” Congratulations to you both.Read more »

The Scientist magazine highlights the work of Chun Yang in article entitled "Stem Cells Remember Substrates"

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/ .Read more »
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Chun Yang publishes "Mechanical memory and dosing influence stem cell fate" in Nature Materials

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! http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nmat3889.htmlRead more »

Kelly Mabry and Tobin Brown earn joint Employees of the Spring Quarter

March 13, 2014

After the dust settled and all the votes were counted, Kelly Mabry and Tobin Brown were left in a dead heat for Spring Employee of the Quarter, so have the honor of being our first joint awardees. Kelly and Tobin have both been very active in ensuring the lab runs... Read more »

Katie Lewis and Daniel McKinnon win STAR Awards for outstanding abstracts submitted to the Society for Biomaterials 2014 Spring Meeting

March 7, 2014

Katie Lewis and Daniel McKinnon win STAR Awards for outstanding abstracts submitted to the Society for Biomaterials 2014 Spring Meeting in Denver. Come by and see their talks if you make it to the meeting!Read more »
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6 Anseth Group members judge Corden Regional Science Fair

Feb. 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... Read more »
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Emi Tokuda publishes "Modulation of matrix elasticity with PEG hydrogels to study melanoma drug responsiveness" in Biomaterials

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

Feb. 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).Read more »

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