Check out our most recent paper featured in the CMBE 2022 Young Innovators Special Issue! We engineered hydrogels containing healthy and fibrotic dECM to study fibroblast activation. Read the whole manuscript here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12195-022-00726-y
Congratulations EURēCA! Grant Winners
The Education Through Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (EURēCA!) Program has awarded Magin Lab undergraduate researchers, Jaqueline Miller, Andrew Colson, and Saif Noreldeen each with a $500 grant to support their projects. Jacqueline Miller will be working with Alicia Tanneberger to study how lung progenitor cells grow within 3D hydrogels. Andrew Colson will work with … Continue reading Congratulations EURēCA! Grant Winners
Look for the Magin Lab at SFB!
The Magin lab is headed to SFB! We will be giving five talks at the Society for Biomaterials 2022 Annual Meeting, as well as organizing and moderating two sessions: Engineering the Lung Microenvironment and Translating Engineered MultiCellular Living Systems and Cellular Microenvironments. Chelsea Magin: “Evaluating the impact of exposure to scientific role models and work-based … Continue reading Look for the Magin Lab at SFB!
We’re Hiring PhD Students!
Are you interested in learning how to synthesize biomaterials and use them to model lung disease and regeneration in the beautiful rocky mountain region?! The Magin Lab for Bio-Inspired Pulmonary Engineering is hiring! Join us for a virtual open house to learn more about applying to the Bioengineering PhD Program at the University of Colorado, … Continue reading We’re Hiring PhD Students!
The Magin Lab is hiring for a Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in biomaterial design and synthesis and a Professional Research Assistant with lab management capabilities. Please apply here: Postdoc: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=18625&lang=en PRA: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=18629&lang=en
Cassandra L. Petrou successfully defended her Master's thesis, titled, "Clickable, hybrid-hydrogels as tissue culture platforms for modeling fibrotic pulmonary diseases in vitro" in Bioengineering today!! She did an incredible job quickly switching over to a remote format. Stay tuned for updates on a publication coming soon!
Magin receives NSF CAREER award
Chelsea Magin, Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering at CU Denver and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, has been named a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award Winner. The NSF CAREER Program is the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award in support … Continue reading Magin receives NSF CAREER award
Embedding of Precision-Cut Lung Slices in Engineered Hydrogel Biomaterials Supports Extended Ex Vivo Culture
Precision-cut lung slices are very thin slices of lung tissue that can be kept alive in culture outside of the body and studied as a model for a variety of chronic pulmonary diseases. Unfortunately, slices alone are only viable for about a week, which is not enough time to study disease mechanisms and treatment. The … Continue reading Embedding of Precision-Cut Lung Slices in Engineered Hydrogel Biomaterials Supports Extended Ex Vivo Culture
Peptide-functionalized hydrogels modulate integrin expression and stemness in adult human epidermal keratinocytes
Duncan Davis-Hall, MS; Vy Nguyen, BS; Tyler D’Ovidio, BS; Ethan Tsai, PhD; Ganna Bilousova, PhD; and Chelsea M. Magin, PhD https://doi.org/10.1002/adbi.201900022 Check out the Magin Lab’s first primary research article, published recently in Advanced Biosystems and featured on the journal’s cover! This is the culmination of Duncan Davis-Hall’s work as a Master’s student in … Continue reading Peptide-functionalized hydrogels modulate integrin expression and stemness in adult human epidermal keratinocytes
PH in the Park
By: Chelsea M. Magin, PhD Congratulations to the Magin Lab (Duncan Davis-Hall, Cassandra Petrou Chelsea Magin and Donald Campbell) for finishing the PH in the Park 5k together this weekend! This is an incredible event that brings together pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients, their families, friends and caregivers with physicians and researchers to raise awareness and … Continue reading PH in the Park