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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...

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 .

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 .

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...

The Anseth Group bids farewell to graduate student Emi Tokuda

April 2, 2015

After her defense in December, Emi is leaving CU to return to Seattle for a postdoc at the Seattle Children's Hospital. Goodbye Emi!

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Katie Lewis publishes "In vitro model alveoli from photodegradable microsphere templates" in Biomaterials Science

April 2, 2015

In this work, Katie uses photodegradable hydrogel microparticles to create three dimensional cyst-like structures to mimic the native alveoli of the lung epithelium. Check out the article here !

Graduate student Tobin Brown awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship

April 2, 2015

2nd year graduate student Tobin Brown was selected as one of this year's National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows. Congratulations Tobin!

Kyle Kyburz successfully defends thesis

April 2, 2015

Congratulations to Kyle on completion of his thesis and a successful defense!

Amelia Webb, Annie Chen, and Jessica Dessau

Congratulations to high school students Amelia Webb, Annie Chen, and Jessica Dessau, who participated in the Corden Pharma regional science fair!

Feb. 25, 2015

Amelia, Annie, and Jesse have been hard at work this year preparing excellent projects for the science fair. Amelia examined the effect of hydrogel crosslinking and protein size on release rates, Annie investigated the effect of hydrogel stiffness on neurite extension, and Jesse developed a hydrogel microfluidic device. Annie took...

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"Development of a Cellularly Degradable PEG Hydrogel to Promote Articular Cartilage Extracellular Matrix Deposition" accepted to Advanced Healthcare Materials.

Jan. 30, 2015

In this paper, Balaji Sridhar demonstrates improved glycosaminoglycan and collagen deposition by co-encapsulating chondrocytes and MSCs in a functionalized cell-degradable PEG hydrogel. Check it out here !