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Kelly Schultz begins her independent research career at Lehigh University

July 12, 2013

Kelly Shultz, a postdoc who focused on microrheological characterization of biomaterials, has left the Anseth Group for the green pastures of Lehigh University where she will begin her tenure as assistant professor. We wish Kelly, the May Employee of the Month recipient and gracious provider of a new rheometer, the best in her new career. Congratulations Kelly!

Jen Leight publishes "Direct measurement of matrix metalloproteinase activity in 3D cellular microenvironments using a fluorogenic peptide substrate" in Biomaterials

July 8, 2013

Jen Leight showed spatially resolved cellularly MMP activity through a FRET reporter peptide. She showed increased MMP expression in response to TGF-beta and higher substrate modulus. This is an excellent follow-up to her June Employee of the Month Award! Congratulations Jen!

Sarah Gould publishes "Hemodynamic and Cellular Response Feedback in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease" in Circulation Research

July 8, 2013

Sarah Gould published a rad review of the role of matrix elasticity in aortic cell disease in Circulation Research. Congratulations Sarah!

S.T. Gould, S. Srigunapalan, C.A. Simmons, and K.S. Anseth, "Hemodynamic and Cellular Response Feedback in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease," Circulation Research (2013).

Samir Singh awarded the NIH Biophysics Training Grant

June 26, 2013

Samir Singh was awarded the NIH Biophysics training grant for his work on the role of mechantransduction in cellular signaling pathways. Congratulations Sam!

William Wan earned the NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

June 20, 2013

William Wan, working on the role of matrix elasticity in cardiomyocyte function, earned the NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for his project entitled "A multiscaled theoretical and experimental framework for analyzing contractile tissues." Congratulations William!

Malar Azagarsamy's paper entitled "Bioorthogonal Click Chemistry: An Indispensable Tool to Create Multifaceted Cell Culture Scaffolds" was one of the ten most read papers published in ACS Macro Letters in Winter quarter 2013

June 5, 2013

Malar Azagarsamy's review entitled "Bioorthogonal Click Chemistry: An Indispensable Tool to Create Multifaceted Cell Culture Scaffolds" described different methods of creating and modifying synthetic hydrogels to control cellular microenvironment.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/mz300585q

Jen Leight earns Anseth Group Employee of the Month

June 3, 2013

Jen Leight has been named the Anseth Group June Employee of the Month for her superlative efforts in running the biological side of the lab and recently submitted paper. Congratulations Jen!

Daniel McKinnon wins CU Graduate School Travel Grant to Present at the Fall AIChE Meeting

May 27, 2013

Daniel McKinnon has been awarded the Graduate School Travel Grant to travel to the Fall AIChE Meeting in San Francisco to present a paper titled "Covalently Adaptable Networks As Biophysical-ECM Mimics for Cell Culture."

Dylan Donohue earns the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award from the Department of Chemical Engineering

May 6, 2013

Dylan Donohue, working with Danny Alge on tetrazine crosslinked PEG hydrogels, was recongized for his hard work taking home the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award at the annual Chemical Engineering Department awards ceremony.

Sarah Gould earns May Anseth Group Employee of the Month Award

May 2, 2013

Sarah Gould's five years of exemplary service to the Anseth Group is being recognized this month as she takes the crown of May Employee of the Month. Congratulations Sarah!

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