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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.

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.

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!

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 smoothly and all common supplies are stocked properly.

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!

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).

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