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!
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 smoothly and all common supplies are stocked properly.
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!
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.
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).