Microgels provide numerous design parameters that can be tuned for various cell culture applications

Designing Microgels for Cell Culture and Controlled Assembly of Tissue Microenvironments

Dec. 31, 2019

Micrometer‐sized hydrogels, termed microgels, are emerging as multifunctional platforms that can recapitulate tissue heterogeneity in engineered cell microenvironments. The microgels can function as either individual cell culture units or can be assembled into larger scaffolds. In this manner, individual microgels can be customized for single or multicell coculture applications, or...


A Summer Internship Where Only the Cows Obey Traffic Signals

Nov. 13, 2019

IQ Biology graduate student, Taisa Kushner, talks about her summer as a Microsoft Research intern in Bangalore, India, working on a global mental health platform.

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Saleh talks about life in the Bryant Group, future career as teacher and researcher

Nov. 6, 2019


Breaking the cold chain and making the shot count: Garcea and Randolph awarded Gates Foundation grant for vaccine research

Oct. 31, 2019

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Sie Fellowship Blog: Maria Lo

Oct. 21, 2019

Maria Lo Blog post 9/30/19 I am very thankful to the Sie Foundation and the Linda Crnic Institute for the opportunity to perform research aimed at enhancing the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome, or Trisomy 21. The Sie Fellowship has provided me with the resources to apply my skillset...


Sie Fellowship Blog: Joseph Cardiello

Oct. 21, 2019

Joseph Cardiello Year 1 blog update Year 1: October 1, 2018-September 1, 2019 Sie Foundation Fellowship The first year of being funded by the Sie Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship has been quite eventful as I set out to learn a host of new wet lab techniques, analysis methods, and a new...

Yellow Fish

Copying tricks from the animal kingdom

Oct. 8, 2019

What can we learn from prairie voles, Burmese pythons, shortfin mollies, and naked mole rats? Researchers from across the world are studying unusual laboratory animals with astonishing traits in their quest to answer important questions in the fields of biomedicine and neuroscience.


The unexpected complexities of TERT, a key cancer driver

Sept. 11, 2019

Telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT), an enzyme associated with nearly all malignant human cancers, is even more diverse and unconventional than previously realized, new University of Colorado Boulder research finds. Telomeres, the protective ends of chromosomes, help to maintain genomic stability. In most normal adult human cells, the telomeres eventually shorten...

Rat cardiac fibroblasts—which happen to be in the shape of a heart—grown on hydrogels mimicking cardiac tissue and treated with human serum.

Mimicking the heart's microenvironment

Sept. 11, 2019

CU Boulder engineers and faculty from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation (CFReT) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have teamed up to develop biomaterial-based “mimics” of heart tissues to measure patients’ responses to an aortic valve replacement procedure, offering new insight into the ways that cardiac tissue re-shapes...

Tom Cech

Nobel Laureate, Tom Cech, Ph.D., suggests new way to target third most common oncogene, TERT

Sept. 10, 2019

Healthy cells have a built-in self-destruct mechanism: Strands of DNA called "telomeres" act as protective caps on the ends of your chromosomes. Each time a cell replicates, telomeres get a little shorter. Think of it like filing your nails with an Emory board - after enough filing, you hit your...