Former student Sharon Wang writes an interesting perspective for Science Careers on being co-advised in graduate school.

Oct. 25, 2014

Sharon (co-advised by Kristi and Leslie Leinwand ) writes about the unique experience of being part of two research groups. Find the article here .Read more »
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‘Measuring cellular forces using bis-aliphatic hydrazone crosslinked stress-relaxing hydrogels’ highlighted by Soft Matter as one of 2014's hot articles

Oct. 16, 2014

This paper has been featured on Soft Matter's blog , and has been made freely available to all for 4 weeks.Read more »
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"Measuring cellular forces using bis-aliphatic hydrazone crosslinked stress-relaxing hydrogels" accepted to Soft Matter

Oct. 11, 2014

This article, detailing a method for measuring the force of extending neurites, was recently accepted to Soft Matter and also invited for a cover art submission. An advance version is available here .Read more »

Sharon Wang to postdoc at Peter Sorger's lab at Harvard Medical School

Oct. 11, 2014

Sharon Wang has moved on to a position with Peter Sorger at Harvard Medical School . Goodbye, and congratulations Sharon!Read more »

Kristi elected as MRS Vice President and President-Elect

Oct. 11, 2014

Kristi has been elected as the 2015 Vice President and 2016 President-elect for the Materials Research Society . Congratulations Kristi! See the results here .Read more »

Adrianne Rosales awarded NIH postdoctoral fellowship

Sept. 4, 2014

Adrianne completed her postdoc funding trifecta, receiving an NIH fellowship in addition to the Burroughs Wellcome grant and an American Heart Association fellowship. Congratulations Adrianne!Read more »

"Design and Characterization of a Synthetically Accessible, Photodegradable Hydrogel for User-Directed Formation of Neural Networks," by Daniel McKinnon and Tobin Brown accepted to ACS journal Biomacromolecules

June 16, 2014

Dan , Tobin , Kyle Kyburz , and undergraduate researcher Emi Kiyotake report on a photodegradable hydrogel for the co-culture of motor neurons and muscle cells. Confocal microscopy is used to erode three-dimensional channels allowing directed axon extension. The article currently appears in Biomacromolecules: Just Accepted Manuscripts. more »

Adrianne Rosales wins AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

May 29, 2014

Adrianne wins another postdoctoral fellowsip, this one coming from the American Heart Association. Congrats!Read more »
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Malar Azagarsamy, Dan McKinnon, and Danny Alge publish "Coumarin-Based Photodegradable Hydrogel: Design, Synthesis, Gelation, and Degradation Kinetics" in ACS Macro Letters

May 16, 2014

Malar , Dan , and Danny show the gelation and degradation kinetics of a polymer network using coumarin as a new class of photodegradable crosslink. Micron-scale erosion was performed at wavelengths as long as 860 nm. Find the paper here .Read more »

Michael Nehls earns summer funding through the American Heart Association

May 16, 2014

Undergraduate researcher Michael Nehls has been awarded summer funding by the American Heart Association to continue his work on valvular insterstitial cells (VICSs) with Postdoc Adrianne Rosales. Congrats Michael!Read more »