10:37 a.m., Oct. 11, 2010----Kristi Anseth, Tisone Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will deliver the Kurt Wohl Memorial Lecture from 10-11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 29, in Room 102 Colburn Laboratory.
The lecture is sponsored by the University of Delaware Department of Chemical Engineering.
Anseth's talk is titled “Goodbye Flat Biology? Hello Hydrogels.” The overall goal of the talk will be to illustrate some of the current advances and challenges in designing hydrogels for tissue engineering applications and place this in the broader context of potential biological applications.
Anseth's research interests lie at the interface between biology and engineering, where she designs new biomaterials for applications in drug delivery and regenerative medicine.
In 2009, Anseth was elected a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine. She is also a dedicated teacher, who has received four University Awards related to her teaching, as well as the American Society for Engineering Education's Curtis W. McGraw Award.
Anseth serves on the editorial boards or as associate editor of Biomacromolecules, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A, Acta Biomaterialia, and Biotechnology & Bioengineering
She received a bachelor of science degree from Purdue University in 1992 and her doctorate from the University of Colorado in 1994.