February 27, 2013
Gillian Kopp has been studying the release of functional protein from hydrogels crosslinked through different chemistries. She is competing in the high school division the morning of Thursday, February 28th in the Glen Miller Ballroom. Check out her poster if you're on campus.
February 25, 2013
Kyle Kyburz demonstrated the importance of adhesive ligand interactions and network crosslinking density on hMSC migration and spreading.
K.A. Kyburz and K.S. Anseth, "Three-dimensional hMSC motility within peptide-functionalized PEG-based hydrogels of varying adhesivity and crosslinking density," Acta Biomaterialia (2013).
February 1, 2013
Nava successfully defended his thesis January 31st demonstrating the capabilities of hydrogels to enchance osteogenic differentiation. Congratulations Nava!
January 28, 2013
Daniel McKinnon demonstrated the 3D culture of motor neurons in engineered PEG hydrogels that enabled good viability and robust axon extention. He further demonstrated the importance of ECM-mimic peptides to the viability of dissociated cells and the role of hydrogel modulus and crosslinker in axon extension.
January 23, 2013
Chelsea Kirschner publishes a nice review of dynamic hydrogel environments titled "Hydrogels in Healthcare: From Static to Dynamic Microenvironments" in Acta Materialia. She summarized current progress in light, enxyme, electric field, temperature, and pH sensitive hydrogels for biomedical applications.
December 21, 2012
Boulder County Business Report published their top "10 discoveries that could change the world" and the Anseth Group's work in tissue engineering made number 1. Check it out at http://www.bcbr.com/article/20121207/PUBLICATIONS06/121129941/0/SEARCH.
December 17, 2012
Malar Azagarsamy wrote an fantastic review of bioorthogonal click chemistry covering thiol-ene, click, and Michael addtions.
M.A Azagarsamy and K.S. Anseth, "Bioorthogonal Click Chemistry: An Indispensable Tool to Create Multifaceted Cell Culture Scaffolds," ACS Macro Letters, 2, 5-9 (2013)
December 17, 2012
Kelly Schultz showed that thiol-ene step-growth hydrogels degrade homogeneously when exposed to enzymes.
K.M. Schultz and K.S. Anseth, "Monitoring Degradation of Matrix Metalloproteinases-Cleavable PEG Hydrogels via Multiple Particle Tracking Microrheology," Soft Matter (2012).