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"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.

Adrianne Rosales wins AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

May 29, 2014

Adrianne wins another postdoctoral fellowsip, this one coming from the American Heart Association. Congrats!

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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 .

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!

Adrianne Rosales wins BWF Diversity in Science postdoctoral award

May 16, 2014

Adrianne was awarded the prestigious Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program . The award provides support over 3 years of postdoctoral work. Congratulations Adrianne!

Samir Singh successfully defends PhD thesis

May 12, 2014

Samir defended his thesis on Friday, May 9th. His research focused on the influence of the mechanical aspects hydrogels on the migration of metastatic cancer cells. Congratulations Samir!

Daniel McKinnon graduates from the Anseth Group

May 9, 2014

Daniel McKinnon , whose work focused on developing dynamic chemistries for biomaterials applications, successfully defended his thesis on Friday May 2 and graduated with the University of Colorado Class of 2014. He was Kristi's 37th PhD student and will be moving on to a startup he cofounded called Agribotix that...

Emi Tokuda stars in award winning LabTV: Future Heroes of Medical Research film

April 28, 2014

LabTV, a project supported by the NIH and Google, recently announced their video award winners at the Tribeca Film Festival. A video featuring Emi Tokuda from the Anseth lab was one of the winners! The video was created by journalism student Emilie Johnson and can be accessed at .

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Samir Singh publishes "A peptide functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogel for investigating the influence of biochemical and biophysical matrix properties on tumor cell migration" in Biomaterials Science

April 24, 2014

Samir Singh showed scaffold modulus and peptide functionalization affected tumor cell migration in a 3D synthetic matrix. His paper, entitled "A peptide functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogel for investigating the influence of biochemical and biophysical matrix properties on tumor cell migration" appears in Biomaterials Science. S.P. Singh, M.P. Schwartz, J.Y...

Ian Marozas earns National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

April 10, 2014

Ian Marozas has also earned the prestegious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations!