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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!