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Selected Scientific Reviews (Bold=NDC PI)


Nanomedicine Development Center for Optical Control of Biological Function

Chambers JJ and Kramer, RH (2011) Editors: Photosensitive Molecules for Controlling Biological Function. Humana Press

Gorostiza P and Isacoff, EY (2011) Photoswitchable ligand‐gated ion channels. In Photosensitive Molecules for Controlling Biological Function. Ed. J. Chambers. Humana Press. pp. 267‐285

Janovjak H and Isacoff, EY (2011) Structure‐based Design of Light‐Controlled Proteins. In Photosensitive Molecules for Controlling Biological Function. Ed. J. Chambers. Humana Press.pp. 233‐266

Szobota  S and Isacoff, EY (2010) Optical Control of Neuronal Activity. Ann. Rev. Biophys. 39: 329-348

Fortin DL, Dunn TW, Kramer RH (2011) Engineering light‐regulated ion channels. Cold Spring Harb. Protoc. 2011, 579‐85. PMID: 21632787

Fehrentz T, Schönberger M, and Trauner D (2011) Optochemical Genetics. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 16, 12156‐82. PMID: 22109984


Nanomedicine Center for Nucleoprotein Machines

Bao G, Mitragotri S and Tong S (2013) Multi-functional nanoparticles for drug delivery and molecular imaging. Annu. Rev. Biomed. Eng., 15: 253-282.

Tong S, Cradick TJ, Ma Y, Dai Z, Bao G (2012) Engineering imaging probes and molecular machines for nanomedicine. Science China Life Sciences, 55: 843-861.

Smith AM and Nie SM (2010) Semiconductor nanocrystals: structure, properties, and bandgap engineering. Acc. Chem. Res. 43, 190-200.

Smith AM, Wen MM and Nie SM (2010) Imaging dynamic cellular events with quantum dots – the bright future. The Biochemist, 32:12-17.


Center for Protein Folding

Jonasch E, Futreal PA, Davis IJ, Bailey ST, Kim WY, Brugarolas J, Giaccia AJ, Kurban G, Pause A, Frydman J, Zurita AJ, Rini BI, Sharma P, Atkins MB, Walker CL, Rathmell WK. State of the science: an update on renal cell carcinoma (2012). Mol Cancer Res. 10(7):859-880.

Weissmiller AM, Wu C. (2012) Current advances in using neurotrophic factors to treat neurodegenerative disorders. Transl Neurodegener 1(1):14.


Nanomedicine Center for Mechanobiology Directing the Immune Response

Milone MC, and Kam LC (2013) Investigative and Clinical Applications of Synthetic Immune Synapses, WIREs: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology. 5(1):75-85.

Kam LC, Shen K, and Dustin ML. Micro- and Nanoscale Engineering of Cell Signaling (2013) Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, 15: 305-326.

Poultney CS, Greenfield A, Bonneau R (2012) Integrated inference and analysis of regulatory networks from multi-level measurements. Methods Cell Biol. 110:19-56.

Wolfenson H, Lavelin I, and Geiger B (2013) Dynamic regulation of the structure and functions of integrin adhesions. Developmental Cell 24: 447-458.


Cellular Control: Synthetic Signaling/Motility (the “Cell Propulsion” laboratory)

Lim WA. (2010) Designing customized cell signalling circuits. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. Jun;11(6):393-403.

Fletcher DA, Mullins RD. Cell mechanics and the cytoskeleton. Nature. Jan 28;463(7280):485-92. Review. (2010).

Toettcher JE, Voigt CA, Weiner OD, Lim WA (2011) The promise of optogenetics in cell biology: interrogating molecular circuits in space and time. Nat Methods. 8(1): 35-8.

Bashor CJ, Horwitz AA, Peisajovich SG, Lim WA (2010) “Rewiring cells: synthetic biology as a tool to interrogate the organizational principles of living systems.” Annu Rev Biophys. Jun 9;39:515-37.


Phi29 DNA-Packaging Motor for Nanomedicine

Guo P, Hague F, Hallahan B, Reif R, Li H (2012) Uniqueness, advantages, challenges, solutions, and perspectives in therapeurics applying RNA nanotechnology. Nucleic Acid Ther. 22:226-245.

Shu Y, Cinier M, Shu D, Guo P (2011) Assembly of multifunctional phi29 pRNA nanoparticles for specific delivery of siRNA and other therapeutics to targeted cells. Methods 54:204-214.

Guo P (2010) The emerging field of RNA nanotechnology. Nat Nanotechnol. 5:833-842.


National Center for Design of Biomimetic Nanoconductors

Bricarello DA, Patel MA, Parikh AN (2012) Inhibiting host-pathogen interactions using membrane-based nanostructures. Trends Biotechnol. 30:323-330.

Baca HK, Carnes EC, Ashley CE, Lopez DM, Douthit C, Karlin S, Brinker J (2011) Cell-directed-assembly: Directing the formation of nano/bio interfaces and architectures with living cells. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1810:259-267.


Center for Cell Control

Valamehr B, Tsutsui H, Ho CM, Wu H (2011) Developing defined culture systems for human pluripotent stem cells. Regen Med. 6:623-634.

Sherman MH, Bassing CH, Teitell MA (2011) Regulation of cell differentiation by the DNA damage response. Trends Cell Biol. 21:312-319.

Liu SY, Sanchez DJ, Cheng G (2011) New developments in the induction and antiviral effectors of type I interferon. Curr Opin Immunol. 23:57-64.

Wei F, Lillehoj PB, Ho CM (2010) DNA diagnostics: nanotechnology-enhanced electrochemical detection of nucleic acids. Pediatr Res. 67:458-468.



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