Kristi Anseth

Kristi Anseth

Kristi Anseth

University of Colorado Boulder
Tisone Distinguished Professor & Associate Professor of Surgery

Kristi S. Anseth is a pioneer in biomedical engineering, a leading researcher and inventor in the fields of biomaterials and regenerative medicine. She has shown that by controlling the chemical, biological, and physical properties of biomaterials, fundamental cell biology questions can be probed and the information used in applications to regenerate tissue. Her work on engineering tissues has improved medical treatments for many parts of the body, from helping broken bones heal faster to replacing diseased heart valves.

Dr. Anseth’s seminal work on the ways extracellular cues are transmitted through cells and her proof of novel mechanisms for biomolecule delivery have revolutionized the field. She is widely recognized for blending modern molecular and cellular biology with engineering and mathematics to produce the next generation of biomaterials that are tissue substitutes able to restore, maintain, or improve tissue function. Her discoveries have led to 17 patents—so far. In order to make those discoveries useful, Anseth founded Mosaic Biosciences, which translates these breakthroughs into useful applications for today’s medicine. Dr. Anseth received her B.S. from Purdue and then her PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado, and completed postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Purdue. She serves on 10 editorial boards and is highly sought for service on federal review panels such as the National Institutes of Health.