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... Read more »

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 . http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2013/bm/c3bm90010j D.D. McKinnon, A.M... Read more »

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.Read more »

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).Read more »

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!Read more »

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).Read more »

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... Read more »

Chris Koehler and Danny Alge publish "A Diels-Alder Modulated Approach to Control and Sustain the Release of Dexamethasone and Induce Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells" in Biomaterials

March 5, 2013

Chris Koehler ( Bowman Lab ) and Danny Alge show tunable, sustainable release of dexamethasone to induce hMSC osteogenesis using Diels-Alder chemistry. K.C. Koehler, D.A. Alge, K.S. Anseth , and C.N. Bowman, "A Diels-Alder Modulated Approach to Control and Sustain the Release of Dexamethasone and Induce Osteogenic Differentiation of Human... Read more »

Emi Tokuda's paper entitled “Elucidating the Role of Microenvironmental Cues on Melanoma Drug Resistance” was nominated as an outstanding contribution to the Society For Biomaterials’ 2013 Annual Meeting and earned her a STAR Award

March 5, 2013

Emi Tokuda 's paper entitled “Elucidating the Role of Microenvironmental Cues on Melanoma Drug Resistance” was nominated as an outstanding contribution to the Society For Biomaterials’ 2013 Annual Meeting. The Education and Professional Development Committee of the Society has awarded her with a STAR (Student Travel Achievement Recognition). Make sure... Read more »

Gillian Kopp wins the Yale Science and Engineering Award at the Corden Regional Science Fair

March 5, 2013

Gillian Kopp, a high school student working with Dan McKinnon , earned the Yale Science and Engineering Award, which is awarded by the Yale Science and Engineering Association for the most outstanding 11th grade project in computer science, engineering, physics or chemistry, at the Corden Regional Science Fair. Her project... Read more »

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