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.
April 22, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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).
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).