Kristi S. Anseth, PhD., is the Tisone Professor and Associate Professor of Surgery at University at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Today she is speaking at AIChE's Professional Progress Award Lecture.
The title of her talk is Biology in Four Dimensions: Dynamic Hydrogel Niches for Tissue Regeneration.
According to her bio, Kristi's research interests included Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Photopolymerizations, and Degradable Polymer Networks:
Many of the current biomaterials in clinical use today were originally developed for other applications, and such off-the-shelf materials became a biomaterial when someone pursued the trial-and-error process of implanting the material and "seeing what happens." In contrast to this approach, our group is pursuing new directions towards the rational design of biomaterials and, specifically, how photopolymerization processes can be used to provide numerous advantages for medical applications.
Check out all videos taken at the 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, including:
- Kristine Chin interviews Ann Lee and Jean Bender of Genentech
- Harvey W. Blanch interviewed at the SBE-sponsored James E. Bailey Award Lecture
- Julio M. Ottino, Dean, R.R. McCormick Institute Professor, interviewed at 62nd Institute Lecture
- Greg Stephanopoulos introduces Harvey W. Blanch, recipient of the 2010 James E. Bailey Award
- Kristi S. Anseth Speaks at Professional Progress Award Lecture at 2010 AIChE Annual
- David A. Klanecky of Dow and Spike Narayan of IBM on Energy and Water Sustainability
- Professor Roland Clift on Industrial Ecology and Sustainability
- Chemical Engineer Bill Lonergan on the 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting
- 2010 Chem-E-Car Winner