Chemistry researcher wins NSF grant to further biomaterials research

The Boettcher Foundation on Wednesday named Colorado State University chemist Melissa Reynolds one of only six 2010 Boettcher Investigators as part of the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program, which helps recruit, retain and advance scientific talent in Colorado.

Biocompatible coatings for medical devices


Melissa Reynolds, assistant professor with a joint appointment in chemistry and with SBME, has been named a 2010 Boettcher Investigator.

Reynolds is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the chemistry department and the School of Biomedical Engineering. Reynolds is developing biocompatible coatings for medical devices that would create a natural and safe approach to healing by allowing implanted materials to be left in the body longer without rejection.

Reynolds is the only researcher from Colorado State University to receive the honor, which comes with a three-year, $200,000 grant. She joins researchers from the University of Colorado, National Jewish Health and the Colorado School of Mines in the inaugural class of Boettcher Investigators.