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Kilian Lab, December 2013


Welcome

Welcome to the Kilian lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are an interdisciplinary research group that engineers biomaterial interfaces at the molecular, nanometer and micrometer scale to mimic the structure and properties of the extracellular environment for exploring and directing cell fate and function.




Douglas Zhang and Kristopher A. Kilian, Peptide microarrays for the discovery of surfaces that guide cellular processes: a single step azide-alkyne "click" chemistry approach, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2014, 2(27), 4280-4288

Junmin Lee, Amr A. Abdeen, and Kristopher A. Kilian, Rewiring mesenchymal stem cell lineage specification by switching the biophysical microenvironment, Scientific Reports, 2014, 4, 5188

Amr A. Abdeen, Jared B. Weiss, Junmin Lee, and Kristopher A. Kilian, Matrix composition and mechanics directs pro-angiogenic signaling from mesenchymal stem cells, Tissue Engineering, Part A, 2014, In Press

Junmin Lee, Amr A. Abdeen, Tiffany H. Huang, and Kristopher A. Kilian, Controlling cell geometry on substrates of variable stiffness can tune the degree of osteogenesis in human mesenchymal stem cells, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2014, In Press

Junmin Lee, Amr A. Abdeen, Douglas Zhang, and Kristopher A. Kilian, Directing stem cell fate on hydrogel substrates by controlling cell geometry, matrix mechanics and adhesion ligand composition, Biomaterials, 2013, 34, 8140-8148

Douglas Zhang, Kristopher A. Kilian, The effect of mesenchymal stem cell shape on the maintenance of multipotency, Biomaterials, 2013, 34, 3962-3969

Kristopher A. Kilian and Milan Mrksich, Directing Stem Cell Fate by Controlling the Affinity and Density of Ligand-Receptor Interactions at the Biomaterials Interface, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 2012, 51(20), 4891-4895

Till Böcking, Kristopher A. Kilian, Peter J. Reece, Katharina Gaus, Michael Gal and J. Justin Gooding, Biofunctionalization of free-standing porous silicon films for self-assembly of photonic devices, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 360-366

Guillaume Le Saux, Astrid Magenau, Krishanthi Gunaratnam, Kristopher A. Kilian, Till Böcking, Justin Gooding and Katharina Gaus, Spacing of integrin ligands influences signal transduction in endothelial cells, Biophysical Journal, 2011, 101, 764-773

Bin Guan, Astrid Magenau, Krisopher A. Kilian, Simone Ciampi, Katharina Gaus, Peter J. Reece and J. Justin Gooding, Mesoporous silicon photonic crystal microparticles: towards single-cell optical biosensors , Faraday Discussions, 2011, 149, 301-317

Kristopher A. Kilian, Branimir Bugarija, Bruce T. Lahn and Milan Mrksich, Geometric cues for directing the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells , FProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2010, 107(11), 4872-4877

October 8, 2014
Qun Li joins the Kilian group. Welcome Qun!

September 17, 2014
Yi Pei joins the Kilian group. Welcome Yi!

August 4, 2014
Phuong Le joins the Kilian group. She is a CMMB IGERT trainee co-advised by Dr. Kilian in MatSE and Dr. Smith in BIOE. Welcome Phuong!

July 24, 2014
Junmin and Amr's papers were highlighted in Mesenchymal Cell News

June 2, 2014
Professor Kilian will present a seminar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle at 4PM

May 29, 2014
Professor Kilian receives NIH grant for stem cell research!

May 19, 2014
Doug's paper "Peptide microarrays for the discovery of bioactive surfaces that guide cellular processes: a single step azide-alkyne "click" chemistry approach" has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry B. Congratulations Doug!

May 16, 2014
Jun's paper "Rewiring stem cell lineage specification by switching the biophysical microenvironment" has been accepted by Scientific Reports. Congratulations Jun!

April 2, 2014
Amr's paper "Matrix composition and mechanics directs pro-angiogenic signaling from mesenchymal stem cells" has been accepted by Tissue Engineering, Part A. Congratulations Amr!

March 20, 2014
Congratulations to Junmin and his wife Jihyun on the birth of their son Nathan!

January 14, 2014
Junmin's paper "Controlling cell geometry on substrates of variable stiffness can tune the degree of osteogenesis in human mesenchymal stem cells" has been accepted by the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Congratulations Jun!

November 6, 2013
Margaret Barbero and her fellow Illinois iGEM student members win at international jamboree - synthetic biology contest at MIT. Congratulations Maggie!

October 16, 2013
Congratulations to Maggie Barbero and her teams Gold award and Top 15 ranking at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) North America regional competition.

September 11, 2013
Douglas Zhang and Professor Kilian presented talks at the American Chemical Society Fall 2013 National Meeting in Indianapolis.

September 1, 2013
Margaret Barbero joined the Kilian Research Group.

July 21, 2013
Junmin's paper "Directing stem cell fate on hydrogel substrates by controlling cell geometry, matrix mechanics and adhesion ligand composition" has been accepted by the journal Biomaterials.

June 26, 2013
Jonas Reger joins the Kilian lab as part of the American Cancer Society's Summer High School research Program. Welcome!

June 2013
Alex Kim and Claire Tang joined Kilian Research Group.

May 24, 2013
Professor Kilian will present a seminar at the University of California San Diego Department of Bioengineering.

April 2013
Professor Kilian is a recipient of the Engineering Council Advising Award.

Mar. 29, 2013
Yanfen Li is the recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Congratulations!

Feb. 20, 2012
Professor Kilian will present a seminar in the Department of Chemistry colloquium at West Virgina University

Feb. 10, 2013
Doug's paper "The effect of mesenchymal stem cell shape on the maintenance of multipotency" has been accepted by the journal Biomaterials

Jan. 14, 2013
Sam Mo joined Kilian Research Group

Dec. 6, 2012
Professor Kilian presented a poster at the EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference in Maui Hawaii.

Nov. 27, 2012
Professor Kilian presented a BioNanotechnology seminar "A Materials Approach to Deconstructing the Stem Cell Microenvironment" at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign. 12PM in 1000 MNTL.

Oct. 25, 2012
Doug Zhang presented a poster "A Synergistic Relationship between Cell Geometry and Paracrine Signaling during Stem Cell DIfferentiation" at the BMES conference in Atlanta.

Oct. 11, 2012
Professor Kilian presented a seminar in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign. 12PM in 2240 DCL.

Aug. 23, 2012
Taylor Perez and Melanie Joann Daugherty Joined Kilian Research Group.

Aug. 16, 2012
Junmin Lee joined Kilian Research Group.

May 13, 2012
Jared Weiss received a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering; Yanfen Li received a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering. Congratulations!

May 3, 2012
Professor Kilian to present at the CNST 10th ANNUAL NANOTECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

April 17, 2012
Yanfen Li joined Kilian Research Group.

April 13, 2012
Professor Kilian's paper is published online in Angew Chem. Int. Ed. doi: 10.1002/anie.201108746.

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