Adrianne Rosales publishes a review of reversible hydrogel strategies in Nature Reviews Materials

Feb. 2, 2016

This excellent review summarizes many of the techniques used to make reversible hydrogels. Whether the reversibility is in the crosslinks themselves, or in pendant functional groups, these gels have many interesting and exciting properties. Check it out online here .Read more »

The Anseth group welcomes Anouk Killaars, Ben Richardson, Brian Aguado, and Jason Silver

Jan. 13, 2016

We have four new excellent members of the Anseth lab this year. Anouk is joining us after a Master's degree at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, Jason joined from the MSTP program at the CU Denver medical school, Ben is a first-year student in the chemical engineering department, and... Read more »
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Malar and Ian publish "Photoregulated hydrazone-based hydrogel formation for biochemically patterning 3D cellular microenvironments" in ACS Macro Letters

Jan. 13, 2016

In this paper, the authors describe a hydrazone crosslinked hydrogel formed by the reaction of photo-generated aldehydes with pendant hydrazine functionalities. The same reaction is also used to pattern biochemical ligands within the gel. Check it out !Read more »

Kelly Mabry publishes "Microarray analyses to quantify advantages of 2D and 3D hydrogel culture systems in maintaining the native valvular interstitial cell phenotype" in Biomaterials

Dec. 21, 2015

In her latest publication, recent PhD graduate Kelly Mabry analyzes the differences in gene expression between freshly isolated valvular interstitial cells (VICs) and those cultured on conventional tissue culture plastic, on two-dimensional hydrogels, and encapsulated within three-dimensional hydrogels. Check it out here !Read more »
Congrats Katie

Katie Lewis graduates at Winter 2015 commencement! Congrats Katie

Dec. 18, 2015

Adrianne Rosales earns top honors at Univ. Washington Distinguished Young Scholars Seminar Series

Aug. 31, 2015

Congratulations to Adrianne , who was co-winner at the 2015 DYSS program at University of Washington!Read more »

Two recent articles highlighted in Noteworthy Chemistry feature by ACS

June 11, 2015

Noteworthy Chemistry , a weekly publication by the ACS that highlights specific articles from a broad range of literature, selected two of our articles for their feature. Photocontrolled Nanoparticles for On-Demand Release of Proteins was highlighted in September, 2012 , and Synthetically Tractable Click Hydrogels for Three-Dimensional Cell Culture Formed... Read more »

Kelly Mabry publishes "Dynamic stiffening of poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogels to direct valvular interstitial cell phenotype in a three-dimensional environment"

May 28, 2015

In this work, Kelly investigates the effect of dynamic hydrogel stiffening on encapsulated VICs. Check out the article (appearing in the journal Biomaterials ) here .Read more »

Tobin Brown presents at Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research symposium at ACS

April 27, 2015

Tobin was selected to present at this symposium at the 2015 ACS national meeting in Denver. Check out the official writeup here .Read more »

Jen Leight and Emi Tokuda publish "Multifunctional bioscaffolds for 3D culture of melanoma cells reveal increased MMP activity and migration with BRAF kinase inhibition" in PNAS

April 14, 2015

In this work, Jen (now at Ohio State) and Emi (now at Seattle Children's Hospital) investigate the effect of cancer drugs on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) and metabolic activity of melanoma cells at various stages of metastasis. Their findings suggest that current clinical drugs can upregulate MMP activity, causing increased metastatic... Read more »