Connor Miksch

PhD Student

Work hard, play hard, and do what you love. Connor received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical & Biological Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder in 2017. After graduating, he worked in the laboratory of Distinguished Professor Kristi S. Anseth as a laboratory manager and researcher for 6 years. During this time, he published and coauthored 3 papers while managing the laboratory and refining his expertise in biomaterials engineering, with a specific focus on MAP hydrogels. He developed logic-gated granular hydrogels formed from synthetically modified polymers to establish a library of injectable, cytocompatible hydrogel chemistries for modular multidimensional cellular culture. With a keen interest and understanding of biomaterials design, he is now joining the laboratory of Professor Tatiana Segura in 2023 as a PhD student, with a focus toward developing biomaterials for translational applications. Outside enjoying his time in lab, Connor is passionate about woodworking, rock climbing, skateboarding, and spending time with his family and friends.
Miksch CE, Skillin NP, Kirkpatrick BE, Hach GK, Rao GK, White TJ, Anseth KS. 4D Printing of Extrudable and Degradable Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Microgel Scaffoldsfor Multidimensional Cell Culture. Small, 2022, doi: 10.1002/smll.202200951
Nelson BR, Kirkpatrick BE, Miksch CE, Davidson MD, Skillin NP, Hach GK, Khang SN, Hummel BD, Fairbanks JA, Burdick CN, Bowman CN, Anseth KS. Photoinduced Dithiolane Crosslinking, Exchange, and Depolymerization for Multiresponsive Dynamic Hydrogels. Advanced Materials, 2023, doi:10.1002/adma.202211209