August 27, 2013
Dan McKinnon, studying the extension of motor axons through synthetic hydrogels, passed his comps exam unconditionally. Kristi Anseth, Jen Cha, Curt Freed, Joel Kaar, and Stephanie Bryant all served on his committee. Congratulations Dan!
August 26, 2013
Dillon Donohue, mentored by Danny Alge, co-author on two excellent papers and winner of the departmental award for best senior researcher, is moving on from the Anseth lab and starting his career. Good luck whevere you land Dillon!
August 24, 2013
Abby ended her successful six-year tenure in the Anseth Group today to begin her career at Michelin in North Carolina. She will be applying her polymer engineering expertise to new tire formulations they will be keeping us all safe on the road. Good luck Abby!
August 24, 2013
Sarah Gould successfully defended her thesis and is the 35th student to earn her doctorate from the Anseth Group. Her thesis focused on characterizing the response of valvular interstitial cells to different biochemical and biophysical microenvironments. Sarah will be doing a short post-doc in the Anseth Group before spreading her wings. Congratulations Sarah!
August 19, 2013
Chelsea Kirschner, a postdoc in the Anseth Group from 2011-2013, will be applying her expertise in micropatterning surfaces to tackle bacterial fouling with Sharklet Technologies. She produced three excellent papers in the Anseth Group and pioneered photodynamic topographies for stem cell differentiation. Best of luck at Sharklet Chelsea!
August 14, 2013
AIChE will bestow the James E. Baily Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Biological Engineering upon Kristi at the 2013 Fall Meeting in San Francisco. She will deliver her award lecture November 5, 2013, 6:00pm-7:00pm Hilton SF, Grand Ballroom. Congrats Kristi and I hope we see you there.
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August 2, 2013
Abby Bernard has demonstrated exception leadership and poise through her five years in the Anseth group and is leaving for a succesful career at Michelin tires. She is the first two-time Employee of the Month and will be missed. Congratulations Abby!
July 31, 2013
Daniel McKinnon's article "Synthetic hydrogel platform for three-dimensional culture of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons" described a minimum synthetic niche useful for studying motor neurons in a biophysically and biochemically defined environment.
July 29, 2013
Adriane Rosales, a recent graduate of Prof. Rachel Segalman's lab at UC-Berkeley, joined the Anseth Group as a new postdoc. She brings a wealth of expertise in polymer engineering, nanostructured materials, and peptide self-assembly to the group and will be working on applying dynamic, peptide-based materials to biomedical systems.