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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 .

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.

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 .

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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 !

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 .

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...

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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 !

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 !

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!