An expert in the field of biomedicine will be the featured guest
for the 2005 Bayer Distinguished Lectureship at The University of
Dr. Kristi Anseth, the Tisone professor of
chemical and biological engineering at the University of Colorado,
will lecture on the topic of tissue regeneration on Wednesday, Oct.
12. An open forum with Dr. Anseth will follow on Thursday, Oct.
13. Both sessions will be held in the auditorium of the Shelby Freland
Thames Polymer Science Research Center.
Hosted by the internationally recognized Department
of Polymer Science in the School of Polymers and High Performance
Materials, the lecture series is sponsored by Bayer MaterialScience,
one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and high-performance
Dr. Anseth is an associate faculty director
for the Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology at the University
of Colorado and Howard Hughes Medical Institute assistant investigator.
Professor Anseth’s research and educational program focuses
on exploring, designing and characterizing new generations of multifunctional
macromers that can be photopolymerized to form degradable networks.
Among her many honors, Dr. Anseth is the 2004
National Science Foundation Alan. T. Waterman Award winner. She
received her doctorate in chemical engineering at the University
of Colorado in 1994 and her bachelor’s degree in chemical
engineering with highest distinction at Purdue University in 1992.
Dr. Anseth’s lecture on Oct. 12 will
begin at 5 p.m. with the open forum on Oct. 13 to start at 9 a.m.
For more information, call Helen Rassier at