Published: Aug. 23, 2011 By

Kristi AnsethCIMB’s Dr. Kristi Anseth, distinguished professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, will present “The Body Shop,” a lecture on her work in engineering tissues to improve medical treatments, from helping broken bones heal faster to replacing diseased heart valves. The lecture is scheduled for August 24 at 5:30 pm, and is open to the public.

The lecture is part the Distinguished Research Lectureship, which is the highest honor the faculty of CU-Boulder bestow upon a fellow faculty member. Not only is Kristi one of the youngest recipients of the award and an alum of CU-Boulder, receiving her PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1994.

Kristi's research group has published over 190 publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented over 170 invited lectures in the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering. She has received numerous national awards for her research activities, and was the first engineer to be named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. She also received the Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest award of the National Science Foundation for demonstrated exceptional individual achievement in scientific or engineering research. Most recently, she was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine.