Integrative Biology recognizes Emi Tokuda's work as one of the most downloaded articles of 2017

Sept. 11, 2017

Integrative biology features "PEG-peptide hydrogels reveal differential effects of matrix microenvironmental cues on melanoma drug sensitivity” as one of the top 10 most downloaded articles published so far in 2017. You can find it here as part of the Integrative Biology Most Downloaded Articles of 2017 Collection .Read more »

Adrianne publishes on hydrogels with reversible mechanical properties

Aug. 31, 2017

Adrianne Rosales ( now at University of Texas ) uses hydrogels with photocleavable and photopolymerizable functional groups to investigate the response of mesenchymal stem cells to changing mechanical environments. Head over to Angewandte Chemie to check it out !Read more »

Tobin publishes review on spatiotemporal hydrogel biomaterials in Chem Soc Rev

Aug. 25, 2017

Interested in how photochemical reactions can be used to create and modify biomaterials? Head over to Chemical Society Reviews and check out the latest review!Read more »

Alex publishes in Advanced Healthcare Materials about clickable microgel scaffolds

May 10, 2017

Alex Caldwell publishes a synthetic bottom-up fabrication process for microgel building blocks with clickable surface groups to make porous cell-laden scaffolds. Follow this link to read the full maunscript !Read more »

Hao & Anouk co-author a paper on spatial matrix variations and myofibroblast activation

April 10, 2017

Hao Ma and Anouk Killaars co-authored this work appearing in Biomaterials. In this paper, they investigated the role of spatial variations in matrix elasticity and its organization on myofibroblastic activation on valvular interstitial cells. Check out the full article here !Read more »
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Della Shin publishes on microgel sensors for protease activity

March 27, 2017

In this work, Della develops fluorescent microgel sensors for the three-dimensional monitoring of cellular protease activity. These sensors are then used to monitor protease activity of melanoma cancer cells. Check out the full article here!Read more »

Controlled drug release from host-guest hydrogels one of J. Mater. Chem. B's most accessed articles of 2016

March 3, 2017

Congratulations to Michael and Adrianne for publishing one of the most accessed articles of 2016 in Journal of Materials Chemistry B . Find the full list here .Read more »

Tobin and Ian publish on allyl sulfide-based photodegradable hydrogels

Jan. 23, 2017

Ian Marozas and Tobin Brown co-authored this work, appearing online today in Advanced Materials . In this report, they investigate the use of reversible thiol-ene radical chemistry to rapidly photodegrade cell-laden hydrogels.Read more »

Emi reports on the effect of dimensionality on melanoma drug sensitivity

Jan. 20, 2017

In this work, Emi Tokuda (currently at the Seattle Children's Hospital) investigates the effect of culture conditions, including dimensionality and cell-cell contacts, on the responsiveness of early- and late-stage melanoma cell lines towards cancer drugs. Find it here .Read more »
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Michael and Adrianne report on controlled drug delivery based on host/guest interactions from PEG hydrogels

Feb. 2, 2016

In this paper, former undergraduate research Michael Nehls and postdoc Adrianne Rosales demonstrate control over release kinetics of a model peptide drug based on a photo-switchable host/guest interaction between azobenzene and cyclodextrin. Check it out here !Read more »