Category: Research

Congratulations, Cassandra!

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

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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

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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             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

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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

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Publication: Tissue-Informed Engineering Strategies for Modeling Human Pulmonary Diseases

Our review in APJ-Lung highlights how advances in lung tissue characterization reveal dynamic changes in the structure, mechanics and composition of the extracellular matrix in chronic pulmonary diseases, and how this information paves the way for tissue-informed engineering of more organotypic models of human pathology. We envision that engineering strategies using precision biomaterials and advanced

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