Varsha's award-winning 3-minute thesis slide

Congratulations to Varsha for taking first place in the 2021 CU Boulder Three Minute Thesis Competition!

Feb. 25, 2021

Graduate student Varsha Rao won the CU Boulder Three Minute Thesis Competition on February 16th. Her entry, "Movie Sets for Cells," captivated the judges and audience alike for its remarkable distillation of the intricacies of intercellular signaling at sites of repair and regeneration in the body (in just 180 seconds!);...

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Megan and Cierra investigate myofibroblast TNFa signaling in FASEB

Feb. 18, 2021

Congratulations to group alumni Drs. Andrea Gonzalez Rodriguez and Joe Grim, along with current postdoc Megan Schroeder and graduate student Cierra Walker, who published recently in The FASEB Journal on their work describing TFNa-mediated myofibroblast calcification. Read more.

Engineering the MSC Secretome: A Hydrogel Focused Approach

Varsha and Ali review strategies for engineering the MSC secretome in Advanced Healthcare Materials!

Feb. 17, 2021

Congratulations to Varsha, Ali, and group alumna Dr. Marissa Wechsler for their new publication in Advanced Healthcare Materials , "Engineering the MSC Secretome: A Hydrogel Focused Approach." Read more: https://doi.org/10.1002/adhm.202001948 .

Anionic nanogels protect high pI proteins.

Laura publishes on nanogels and protein protection in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering!

Feb. 9, 2021

Postdoc Dr. Laura Macdougall and alumna Dr. Marissa Wechsler are co-first authors on the latest publication from our group: "Charged Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Nanogels for the Stabilization of High Isoelectric Point Proteins" was published today in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. Read more here .

Brian Aguado took 3rd place in the 2020 Biofrontiers Up-Close Image Competition.

Congratulations to Brian, Megan, and Varsha for their award-winning entries in the Biofrontiers Up-Close Image Competition!

Jan. 3, 2021

To close 2020, we're thrilled to congratulate postdoctoral researcher Brian Aguado for being awarded 3rd place in the annual Biofrontiers Up-Close Image Competition. Additionally, postdoc Megan Schroeder and graduate student Varsha Rao both received honorable mentions for their submissions.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2020.11.012

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 ( https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.017025 )

AVS Progression

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," ( https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.120.315261 )

Viscoelastic covalent adaptable networks (CANs) for cell and tissue engineering

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 ( https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmatsci.2020.100738 )

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