Megan publishes in Acta Biomaterialia!

Nov. 27, 2020

Congratulations to Megan, Andrea, Cierra, and Joe for their recent publication! Read now: "Collagen networks within 3D PEG hydrogels support valvular interstitial cell matrix mineralization." Acta Biomaterialia.

Congratulations to Brian Aguado on being awarded CU Boulder's Outstanding Postdoc Award for 2020!

Oct. 20, 2020

This year’s Outstanding Postdoc Award, reserved for postdocs excelling in research productivity and innovation, communication and leadership, is awarded to Dr. Brian Aguado (BioFrontiers, Chemical & Biological Engineering). Aguado was nominated by Dr. Kristi Anseth, distinguished professor, Tisone professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and head of academic leadership of...

Congratulations to Tova, Rachel, Jessica, Cierra, Tobin, and Jason on publishing in the Journal of the American Heart Association!

Sept. 21, 2020

"Defining the Cardiac Fibroblast Secretome in a Fibrotic Microenvironment," Journal of the American Heart Association ( )

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Congratulations to Joe, Brian, Brandon, Dilara, Cassidy, Megan, Andrea, and Max on publishing in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology!

Sept. 21, 2020

"Secreted Factors From Proinflammatory Macrophages Promote an Osteoblast-Like Phenotype in Valvular Interstitial Cells," ( )

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Congratulations to Shengchang and Ben on publishing in the Special 70th Anniversary Volume of Progress in Materials Science!

Sept. 21, 2020

"Dynamic covalent hydrogels as biomaterials to mimic the viscoelasticity of soft tissues," Progress in Materials Science ( )

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The Anseth Research Group is very proud of our own Brian Aguado for being named one of 100 most inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists working in the US by Cell Press

Sept. 19, 2020

Brian is a NIH K99 and Burroughs Wellcome Fund PDEP postdoctoral Fellow in the Anseth Research Group here at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research uses precision biomaterial platforms to study aortic valve stenosis (AVS) and will be starting a faculty position at the Univeristy of Califroina, San Diego...

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Check out the latest research from the group showing how calcium signaling regulates VIC alignment and myofibroblast activation in viscoelastic boronate hydrogels

Sept. 19, 2020

Congratulations to Hao, Laura, Andrea, Megan, and Dilara on publishing in Macromolecular Bioscience! Check out the full work here

A.S. Caldwell, B.A. Aguado and K.S. Anseth, "Designing Microgels for Cell Culture and Controlled Assembly of Tissue Microenvironments," Advanced Functional Materials (

Congratulations to Alex and Brian on the new cover artwork for Advanced Functional Materials

Sept. 19, 2020

Check out their review article here: Designing Microgels for Cell Culture and Controlled Assembly of Tissue Microenvironments," Advanced Functional Materials ( )

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Congratulations to Anouk and Cierra for publishing in PNAS!

Aug. 24, 2020

Check out the latest work from our group in PNAS! Anouk Killaars and Cierra Walker publish on how nuclear mechanosensing controls MSC osteogenic potential through epigenetic remodeling

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Ben Richardson publishes in RSC Biomaterials Science about the biophysics of cartilage tissue engineering!

June 30, 2020

Read about how our lab uses viscoelastic dynamic covalent crosslinks to temporally modulate the biophysical transmission of physiologically relevant compressive strains to encapsulated chondrocytes: