Dr. Harley part of team to receive VA funding

Dr. Harley is part of a team that has been chosen to receive a 3-year, $442,000 Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs award in support of their project, ‘Bone tissue engineering using mineralized collagen-GAG scaffolds.’ The goal of this effort is to investigate the use of mineralized collagen biomaterials to drive mesenchymal stem cell osteogenic differentiation for craniofacial bone regeneration. The PI for this project is Dr. Tim Miller (UCLA).

Sunny’s paper in Biomaterials

Congratulations to Sunny Choi for the acceptance of a new article, ‘The combined influence of substrate elasticity and ligand density on the viability and biophysical properties of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells,’ to appear in Biomaterials.

Sunny’s paper in Analytical Chemistry

Congratulations to Sunny Choi for the acceptance of a new article in collaboration with the Kraft group, ‘Identifying Differentiation Stage of Individual Primary Hematopoietic Cells from Mouse Bone Marrow by Multivariate Analysis of TOF-Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Data,’ to appear in Analytical Chemistry.

Aligned collagen scaffold paper accepted in Biomaterials

Congratulations to Steven Caliari, Dan Weisgerber, Manny Ramirez, and Doug Kelkhoff for the acceptance of a new article, ‘The influence of collagen-glycosaminoglycan scaffold relative density and microstructural anisotropy on tenocyte bioactivity and transcriptomic stability,’ which will appear early in 2012 in a Special Edition on Tissue Engineering in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.

Brendan wins ACS award!

Dr. Harley has been awarded the American Cancer Society’s (Illinois Division) 2011 President’s Award for Research. This award recognizes the Harley Lab’s commitment to research and volunteer activities to support the American Cancer Society’s goal to change the face of cancer treatment. Congratulations to all who have played a role in this research program.

Harley Lab receives NSF support

The Harley Lab (in collaboration with Dr. Ryan Bailey’s group, UIUC Chemistry) has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (Biomaterials Program). Work funded by this award will develop benzophenone-based photopatterning approaches to create biomolecularly patterned collagen scaffolds for a range of tissue engineering applications.