Meet the Faculty Candidate

I am a biomedical engineer specializing in biomaterials and tissue engineering. I earned my doctorate from Purdue University in 2010, where I worked with Prof. Tien-Min Gabriel Chu developing calcium phosphate cement-based scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. Currently, I am working as a postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Prof. Kristi Anseth at the University of Colorado Boulder.  As a postdoc, my research has spanned chemistry and biology. The overarching goal of my work has been to develop hydrogel biomaterials that enable both fundamental and translational studies in tissue engineering. To date, I have contributed to twenty scientific publications, two U.S. patent applications, and twenty four scientific presentations at conferences. I have also mentored nine students in research, which averages out to more than one per year since entering graduate school. Ultimately, I hope to continue my research and teaching career as a tenure-track faculty in biomedical engineering.

Recent Announcements

  • Publication update I'm really excited to have had two papers accepted for publication recently!  The first is entitled "Osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells on alpha5 integrin binding peptide hydrogels ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2013, 8:22 AM by Daniel Alge
  • BMES 2013 Thanks to everyone who stopped by my faculty candidate poster or my talk on tetrazine click chemistry at BMES 2013 last week!  It was a productive time for me, and ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2013, 8:42 AM by Daniel Alge
  • Paper accepted! My paper entitled "Facile and efficient Lewis acid catalyzed synthesis of an asymmetric tetrazine useful for bio-orthogonal click chemistry applications" was accepted for publication in Tetrahedron Letters!  We report ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2013, 5:49 PM by Daniel Alge
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