News

2016 Spring

The Krebs Lab in collaboration with Dr. Pantcheva at UC Denver has been awarded a R15 grant from National Eye Institute at NIH to investigate 3-dimensional biopolymer scaffolds for trabecular meshwork cell culture and drug screening.

In collaboration with Prof. Cash’s lab, we have been awarded a CSM Office of Research and Technology Transfer Proof of Concept grant to develop hydrogel pressure sensors for glaucoma.

Prof. Krebs was awarded the Colorado School of Mines 2017 Inventor of the Year award. Click HERE for the story.

2016 Fall

The Krebs Lab has been awarded a grant from Delta Dental Foundation of Colorado to investigate novel cavity filling materials and their interaction with dental pulp stem cells!

Congratulations to Matt Osmond and Sarah Bernier for acceptance of their paper “Collagen and collagen‐chondroitin sulfate scaffolds with uniaxially aligned pores for the biomimetic, three dimensional culture of trabecular meshwork cells” to Biotechnology and Bioengineering!

Colorado School of Mines Foundation has highlighted our growth plate research in a recent article highlighting innovation at Mines.

Melissa Krebs was awarded a Daniels Fund Faculty Fellow Award to incorporate bioethics into her Introduction to Biomedical Engineering course.

2016 Summer

Congratulations to Michael Riederer for acceptance of his paper “Injectable and microporous scaffold of densely-packed, growth factor-encapsulating chitosan microgels” to Carbohydrate Polymers!

Undergraduate students Jayde Thompson (from Red Rocks Community College) and Zach Furlow (from Mississippi State University) join us as summer REU students.

Congratulations to Jacqueline Harding for acceptance of her paper “Controlled and Tunable Biomimetic Apatite Mineralization of Synthetic Hydrogels” to Macromolecular Materials and Engineering!

Jacqueline Harding presents her research “Controlled and Tunable Biomimetic Apatite Mineralization of Synthetic Hydrogels” at World Biomaterials Congress, in the Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Session.

2016 Spring

Congratulations to Ryan Czarny on the successful defense of his M.S. thesis!

Congratulations to Gulsu for acceptance of her paper “Zwitterionic cryogels for sustained release of proteins” in RSC Advances!

The Krebs lab is awarded a CSM Office of Research and Technology Transfer Proof of Concept grant to develop novel dental filling materials with biomimetic fluoroapatite and carbonated apatite.

The Krebs lab (co-I) and Payne lab (PI) at UC Denver have been awarded a R03 grant from NIAMS at NIH to pursue research associated with improving the healing of growth plate injuries through development of controlled release hydrogel systems.

2015 Fall

Congratulations to Nathan on having his first paper “Controlled delivery of antibodies from injectable hydrogels” accepted into Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications!

2015 Summer

Congratulations to Jackie Harding for being selected to present at University of Washington’s Distinguished Young Scholar Seminar series!

High school student Juju Lucena joins us for the summer.

2015 Spring

Congratulations to Sarah Bernier on the successful defense of her M.S. thesis!

Welcome to postdoctoral research associate Gulsu Sener who has joined our lab.

Nathan Fletcher presents his research at Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting.

Sarah Bernier presents her work at two conferences: American Chemical Society and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

The Krebs lab is awarded a Children’s Hospital – University of Colorado / Colorado School of Mines Collaboration Pilot Award for developing a new controlled drug delivery system in collaboration with Mina Pantcheva, M.D., Department of Ophthalmology at University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus.

The Krebs lab is awarded a Start-Up Grant from the AO Foundation entitled “Incorporating Composite Design into Biopolymer Hydrogels for Strong Scaffolds in Bone Regeneration.” This is a collaborative project with Randall Erb, Ph.D., in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University.

Ph.D. student Matt Osmond joins the Krebs lab.

2014 Fall

Congratulations to Michael Riederer for presenting our group’s first oral presentation at a national conference! His presentation titled ‘Dual Delivery Biomaterial System for the Treatment of Growth Plate Injuries’ was given at the annual TERMIS (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society) meeting in December in Washington, D.C.

Melissa Krebs is awarded a Boettcher Foundation Collaboration Grant to collaborate with University of Colorado Boulder student Cameron Whiteside, a Boettcher Scholar. He will be joining the lab in January 2015 and performing research on bone substitute biopolymer scaffolds.

The November edition of 5280 magazine highlighted some of our lab’s research in their ‘Big Ideas’ feature.

Welcome to postdoctoral research associate Jacqueline Harding who has joined our lab.

High school student Tara Srinivas joins us for the academic year.

2014 Summer

High school student Mara Westerville joins us for the Research Experience for Pre-Collegiate Students (REPS) program, working with Sarah Bernier.

Undergraduate student Maggie Bridgewater joins us from University of Michigan as a summer REU student.

Nathan Fletcher again participates in the Rocky Mountain Camp for Dyslexic Kids, helping lead science lessons for the students for 2 weeks.

2014 Spring

Melissa Krebs was interviewed by Colorado Public Radio about the biomaterial delivery system that her lab is developing to treat growth plate injuries. Click HERE to listen.

Michael Riederer presents a poster titled ‘Injectable Alginate Hydrogels with Embedded Chitosan Microspheres for Controlled, Localized Protein Release’ at the Society for Biomaterials annual meeting held in Denver, CO in April.

Graduate student Sarah Bernier joins the Krebs lab.

2013 Fall

The Krebs lab was awarded an NSF BRIGE grant for the group’s work on controlled dual drug delivery for growth plate injuries.

2013 Summer

Melissa Krebs was awarded the Boettcher Webb-Waring Early Career Investigator Award for her group’s work in controlled delivery of cancer therapeutics from biopolymers for glioblastoma treatment.

Nathan Fletcher participates in the Rocky Mountain Camp for Dyslexic Kids, helping lead science lessons for the students for 2 weeks.

Melissa Krebs participates in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Academies Mountain West Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology.

High school student Jessi Hansen joins us from Arvada West High School as an intern for the academic year.

Undergraduate student Vanessa Mackley joins us from University of Maryland – Baltimore County as a summer REU student.

2013 Spring

High school intern Lyndsey Babcock was awarded the Colorado School of Mines Florence Caldwell Achievement Scholarship. She will be attending CSM to major in Chemical & Biological Engineering starting this Fall 2013, and will continue working in the Krebs lab as an undergraduate research assistant. Congratulations Lyndsey!

The Krebs group was awarded a grant from the State of Colorado’s Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program to aid in the study and ultimate commercialization of a controlled release system for cancer therapeutics for glioblastoma treatment.

The Krebs group was awarded a Children’s Hospital – University of Colorado / Colorado School of Mines Collaboration Pilot Award for our newly formed collaboration with Karin Payne, Ph.D. in Orthopedics at University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus to study new methods for treating growth plate injuries.

Graduate students Nathan Fletcher and Michael Riederer join the Krebs lab.

2012 Fall

High school students Lyndsey Babcock (Broomfield High School) and Hailey King (Green Mountain High School) join the Krebs lab as interns for the academic year.

Krebs Research Group founded in Chemical & Biological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines

2011

Melissa Krebs received the 2011 TERMIS Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow.

Melissa Krebs was awarded the American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship.