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Daniel McKinnon's article one of the top ten most-accessed in Biomaterials Science in February

April 25, 2013

Daniel McKinnon's article "Synthetic hydrogel platform for three-dimensional culture of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons," published in Biomaterials Science, was one of the top ten most-accessed for February.

Kristi Anseth featured on the front page of The Daily Camera

April 22, 2013

The Daily Camera featured Kristi's receipt of the Hazel Barnes page on its front page. Congrats again Kristi!

http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_23079294/cu-boulders-kristi-anseth...

Kristi Anseth awarded CU Boulder's top honor, the Hazel Barnes Prize

April 15, 2013

Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth was awarded the 2013 Hazel Barnes Prize, the highest recognition given to a CU-Boulder faculty member for research and teaching. 

Past ChBE recipients of this award include John Falconer in 2008 and Klaus Timmerhaus in 1992.

ChBE faculty have now received this honor 3 of the 22 times it has been awarded.

Chris Koehler and Daniel Alge's paper "A Diels-Alder Modulated Approach to Control and Sustain the Release of Dexamethasone and Induce Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells" was highlighted in Mesenchymal Cell News

April 4, 2013

From Mesenchymal Cell News:

Researchers report a new approach to controlled drug release based upon exploiting the dynamic equilibrium that exists between Diels-Alder reactants and products, demonstrating the release of a furan containing dexamethasone peptide from a maleimide containing hydrogel. Using a reaction-diffusion model, the release kinetics were tuned to achieve sustained concentrations conducive to osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells.

Daniel McKinnon's paper "Synthetic hydrogel platform for three-dimensional culture of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons" selected for front cover of Biomaterials Science

April 2, 2013

Daniel McKinnon's paper "Synthetic hydrogel platform for three-dimensional culture of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons" which described a synthetic hydrogel capable of maintaining the viability and enabling the axon extension of encapsulated ES-derived motor neurons was selected for the front cover of Biomaterials Science.

Emi Tokuda earns Anseth Group Employee of the Month for April

April 2, 2013

Emi Tokuda earned a STAR award for her upcoming SFB presentation, “Elucidating the Role of Microenvironmental Cues on Melanoma Drug Resistance,” and is a superlative member of the lab and superior team player.

Malar Azagarsamy's paper entitled "Photocontrolled Nanoparticles for On-Demand Release of Proteins" was one of the ten most read papers published in Biomacromolecules in 2012

March 20, 2013

Malar's paper described the synthesis and utilization of photodegradable nanoparticles for the on-demand release of proteins in a cellular environment.

M.A. Azagarsamy, D.L. Alge, S.J. Radhakrishnan, M.W. Tibbitt, and K.S Anseth, "Photocontrolled Nanoparticles for On-Demand Release of Proteins," Biomacromolecules, 13 (8), 2219-2224 (2012).

Former Anseth Group student Mark Tibbitt has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 AkzoNobel Student Award

March 18, 2013

Former Ansether Mark Tibbitt, now a postdoc at the Langer group, was selected as a finalist for the AkzoNobel Student Award which entails presenting a paper at the ACS Fall Meeting. Congratulations Mark!

Katie Lewis publishes "Hydrogel Scaffolds to Study Cell Biology in Four Dimensions" in MRS Bulletin

March 15, 2013

Katie described the advantages of photolabile hydrogel platforms in an MRS Bulletin celebrating Kristi's mid-career award.

K.J.R. Lewis and K.S. Anseth, "Hydrogel Scaffolds to Study Cell Biology in Four Dimensions," MRS Bulletin, 38 (3), 260-268 (2013).

Danny Alge publishes "Synthetically Tractable Click Hydrogels for Three-Dimensional Cell Culture Formed Using Tetrazine-Norbornene Chemistry" in Biomacromolecules

March 15, 2013

Danny Alge showed hydrogels could be formed using the bioorthogonal tetrazine-norbornene reaction. The synthetic accessibility of these chemistries will open new doors for the design of cell instructive materials.

D.A. Alge, M.A. Azagarsamy, D.F. Donohue, and K.S. Anseth, "Synthetically Tractable Click Hydrogels for Three-Dimensional Cell Culture Formed Using Tetrazine-Norbornene Chemistry," Biomacromolecules (2013).

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