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Faculty Profile

April M. Kloxin

Centennial Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Joint Professor, Material Science & Engineering

Education 

  • Doctorate – 2009 University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Masters – 2004 North Carolina State University
  • Bachelors – 2001 North Carolina State University

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Select Publications 

For a complete listing of publications, please view the Full CV.

  1. LA Sawicki, AM Kloxin, “Design of thiol-ene photoclick hydrogels using facile techniques for cell culture applications”, Biomaterials Science – DOI: 10.1039/c4bm00187g 2, 1612, (2014)
  2. PM Kharkar, AM Kloxin, KL Kiick, “Dually degradable click hydrogels for controlled degradation and protein release,”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B – DOI: 10.1039/C4TB00496E 2, 5511, (2014)
  3. ME Smithmyer, LA Sawicki, AM Kloxin, “Hydrogel scaffolds as in vitro models to study fibroblast activation in wound healing and disease”, Biomaterials Science – DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60319A 2, 634, (2014)
  4. PM Kharkar, KL Kiick, AM Kloxin, “Designing hydrogels for orthogonal control of degradable cell microenvironments”, Chemical Society Reviews – DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60040H 42, 7335, (2013)
  5. MS Rehmann, AM Kloxin, “Tunable and dynamic soft materials for three-dimensional cell culture”, Soft Matter, In Press (Advance Article) (2013)
  6. DD McKinnon, AM Kloxin, KS Anseth, “Synthetic hydrogel platform for three-dimensional culture of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons”, Biomaterials Science – DOI: 10.1039/C3BM00166K 1, 460, (2013)
  7. AM Kloxin, KJR Lewis, CA DeForest, MW Tibbitt, V Balasubramaniam, and KS Anseth, “Responsive culture platform to examine the influence of microenvironmental geometry on cell function in 3D”, Integrative Biology – DOI: 10.1039/C2IB20212C 4, 1540, (2012)
  8. AM Kloxin, MW Tibbitt and KS Anseth, “Synthesis of photodegradable hydrogels as dynamically tunable cell culture platforms”, Nature Protocols 5, 1867, (2010)
  9. AM Kloxin, JA Benton, and KS Anseth, “In situ elasticity modulation with dynamic substrates to direct cell phenotype”, Biomaterials 33, 1, (2010)
  10. AM Kloxin, AM Kasko, CN Salinas, and KS Anseth, “Photolabile hydrogels for dynamic tuning of physical and chemical properties”, Science 324, 59, (2009)

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Awards 

For a complete listing of awards, please view the Full CV.

  1. NASA Graduate Student Research Program Fellowship: 2005 – 2008
  2. US Department of Education?s GAANN Fellowship: 2005 – 2009
  3. Burroughs Wellcome Fund Grant & UC-Davis Visiting Scholar
  4. Max S. Peters Outstanding Graduate Research Award
  5. Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award, ACS POLY Division
  6. National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  7. Western Association of Graduate Schools Innovation in Technology Award

Research Areas

Biomaterials, stimuli-responsive materials, three-dimensional cell culture, tissue engineering, and drug delivery.

Office: 207 CLB
Phone: 302-831-3009
akloxin@udel.edu

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