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!
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!
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).
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!
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.
June 3, 2013
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."
May 2, 2013