Nicholas L. Abbott, PhD

Dr. Abbott is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests span colloid, interface, and surfactant science. A particular focus is directed toward the design of new surfactants that can be placed under active control, the use of liquid crystalline materials to amplify biomolecular interactions, and the design of interfaces with chemistry and topography patterned on nanometer dimensions. His work has been recognized by honors, which include a Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award and a Fulbright Fellowship. He has published in leading journals, including Science, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Physical Review Letters and Langmuir.

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Recent Publications

2017

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Influence of Order within Nonpolar Monolayers on Hydrophobic Interactions.

Langmuir. 2017 Apr 18;:

Authors: Yeon H, Wang C, Van Lehn R, Abbott NL

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Generation of Gaseous ClO2 from Thin Films of Solid NaClO2 by Sequential Exposure to Ultraviolet Light and Moisture.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2017 Apr 14;:

Authors: Jain R, Abbasi R, Nelson K, Busche D, Lynn DM, Abbott NL

An Engineered Surface-immobilized Enzyme that Retains High Levels of Catalytic Activity in Air.

J Am Chem Soc. 2017 Feb 13;:

Authors: Badieyan S, Wang Q, Zou X, Li Y, Herron M, Abbott NL, Chen Z, Marsh EN

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Molecular Structure of Canonical Liquid Crystal Interfaces.

J Am Chem Soc. 2017 Feb 08;:

Authors: Sadati M, Ramezani-Dakhel H, Bu W, Sevgen E, Liang Z, Erol C, Rahimi M, Taheri Qazvini N, Lin B, Abbott NL, Roux B, Schlossman ML, de Pablo JJ

2016

Towards first-principles molecular design of liquid crystal-based chemoresponsive systems.

Nat Commun. 2016 Nov 02;7:13338

Authors: Roling LT, Scaranto J, Herron JA, Yu H, Choi S, Abbott NL, Mavrikakis M

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Positioning colloids at the surfaces of cholesteric liquid crystal droplets.

Soft Matter. 2016 Oct 5;:

Authors: Bukusoglu E, Wang X, Zhou Y, Martínez-González JA, Rahimi M, Wang Q, de Pablo JJ, Abbott NL

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Species variation and spatial differences in mucin expression from corneal epithelial cells.

Exp Eye Res. 2016 Sep 8;152:43-48

Authors: Leonard BC, Yañez-Soto B, Raghunathan VK, Abbott NL, Murphy CJ

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Interfacial Stacks of Polymeric Nanofilms on Soft Biological Surfaces that Release Multiple Agents.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2016 Aug 31;

Authors: Herron M, Schurr MJ, Murphy CJ, McAnulty JF, Czuprynski CJ, Abbott NL

Controlled deformation of vesicles by flexible structured media.

Sci Adv. 2016 Aug;2(8):e1600978

Authors: Zhang R, Zhou Y, Martínez-González JA, Hernández-Ortiz JP, Abbott NL, de Pablo JJ

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Structural Transitions in Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Droplets.

ACS Nano. 2016 Jun 10;

Authors: Zhou Y, Bukusoglu E, Martínez-González JA, Rahimi M, Roberts TF, Zhang R, Wang X, Abbott NL, de Pablo JJ

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Straining soft colloids in aqueous nematic liquid crystals.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 May 17;113(20):5564-9

Authors: Mushenheim PC, Pendery JS, Weibel DB, Spagnolie SE, Abbott NL

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Surface-controlled orientational transitions in elastically strained films of liquid crystal that are triggered by vapors of toluene.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2016 Apr 12;

Authors: Bedolla-Pantoja M, Abbott NL

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Interaction of the Hydrophobic Tip of an Atomic Force Microscope with Oligopeptides Immobilized using Short and Long Tethers.

Langmuir. 2016 Feb 19;

Authors: Ma CD, Acevedo-Vélez C, Wang C, Gellman SH, Abbott NL

2015

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Interfacial ordering of thermotropic liquid crystals triggered by the secondary structures of oligopeptides.

Chem Commun (Camb). 2015 Dec 7;51(94):16844-7

Authors: Wang X, Yang P, Mondiot F, Li Y, Miller DS, Chen Z, Abbott NL

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Effect of Stratification on Surface Properties of Corneal Epithelial Cells.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Dec 1;56(13):8340-8

Authors: Yáñez-Soto B, Leonard BC, Raghunathan VK, Abbott NL, Murphy CJ

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Synthetic Mimics of Bacterial Lipid A Trigger Optical Transitions in Liquid Crystal Microdroplets at Ultralow Picogram-per-Milliliter Concentrations.

Langmuir. 2015 Dec 1;31(47):12850-5

Authors: Carter MC, Miller DS, Jennings J, Wang X, Mahanthappa MK, Abbott NL, Lynn DM

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Covalent Immobilization of Caged Liquid Crystal Microdroplets on Surfaces.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 Dec 9;7(48):26892-903

Authors: Guo X, Manna U, Abbott NL, Lynn DM

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Liquid Crystal Interfaces Programmed with Enzyme-Responsive Polymers and Surfactants.

Small. 2015 Nov 18;11(43):5747-51

Authors: Ma CD, Adamiak L, Miller DS, Wang X, Gianneschi NC, Abbott NL

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Stimuli-Responsive Cubosomes Formed from Blue Phase Liquid Crystals.

Adv Mater. 2015 Nov 18;27(43):6892-8

Authors: Bukusoglu E, Wang X, Martinez-Gonzalez JA, de Pablo JJ, Abbott NL

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Liquid Crystals: Liquid Crystal Interfaces Programmed with Enzyme-Responsive Polymers and Surfactants (Small 43/2015).

Small. 2015 Nov;11(43):5722

Authors: Ma CD, Adamiak L, Miller DS, Wang X, Gianneschi NC, Abbott NL

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Gallium-Loaded Dissolvable Microfilm Constructs that Provide Sustained Release of Ga(3+) for Management of Biofilms.

Adv Healthc Mater. 2015 Nov 24;

Authors: Herron M, Schurr MJ, Murphy CJ, McAnulty JF, Czuprynski CJ, Abbott NL

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Comparison between Free and Immobilized Ion Effects on Hydrophobic Interactions: A Molecular Dynamics Study.

J Phys Chem B. 2015 Oct 15;119(41):13152-9

Authors: Huang K, Gast S, Ma CD, Abbott NL, Szlufarska I

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Blue-phase liquid crystal droplets.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 27;112(43):13195-200

Authors: Martínez-González JA, Zhou Y, Rahimi M, Bukusoglu E, Abbott NL, de Pablo JJ

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Bacterial transport of colloids in liquid crystalline environments.

Soft Matter. 2015 Sep 18;

Authors: Trivedi RR, Maeda R, Abbott NL, Spagnolie SE, Weibel DB

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Effects of confinement, surface-induced orientations and strain on dynamical behaviors of bacteria in thin liquid crystalline films.

Soft Matter. 2015 Jul 30;

Authors: Mushenheim PC, Trivedi RR, Roy SS, Arnold MS, Weibel DB, Abbott NL

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Hierarchical microstructures formed by bidisperse colloidal suspensions within colloid-in-liquid crystal gels.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 Apr 8;7(13):7153-62

Authors: Diestra-Cruz H, Bukusoglu E, Abbott NL, Acevedo A

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An evolved Mxe GyrA intein for enhanced production of fusion proteins.

ACS Chem Biol. 2015 Feb 20;10(2):527-38

Authors: Marshall CJ, Grosskopf VA, Moehling TJ, Tillotson BJ, Wiepz GJ, Abbott NL, Raines RT, Shusta EV

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Importance of defining experimental conditions in a mouse excisional wound model.

Wound Repair Regen. 2015 Feb 19;

Authors: Park SA, Covert J, Teixeira L, Motta MJ, DeRemer SL, Abbott NL, Dubielzig R, Schurr M, Isseroff RR, McAnulty JF, Murphy CJ

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Dynamic anchoring transitions at aqueous-liquid crystal interfaces induced by specific and non-specific binding of vesicles to proteins.

J Colloid Interface Sci. 2015 Feb 7;

Authors: Tan LN, Abbott NL

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Modulation of hydrophobic interactions by proximally immobilized ions.

Nature. 2015 Jan 15;517(7534):347-50

Authors: Ma CD, Wang C, Acevedo-Vélez C, Gellman SH, Abbott NL

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Inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation on wound dressings.

Wound Repair Regen. 2015 Nov-Dec;23(6):842-54

Authors: Brandenburg KS, Calderon DF, Kierski PR, Brown AL, Shah NM, Abbott NL, Schurr MJ, Murphy CJ, McAnulty JF, Czuprynski CJ

2014

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Surfactant-induced ordering and wetting transitions of droplets of thermotropic liquid crystals "caged" inside partially filled polymeric capsules.

Langmuir. 2014 Dec 16;30(49):14944-53

Authors: Carlton RJ, Zayas-Gonzalez YM, Manna U, Lynn DM, Abbott NL

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Surface Adsorption in Nonpolarizable Atomic Models.

J Chem Theory Comput. 2014 Dec 9;10(12):5616-24

Authors: Whitmer JK, Joshi AA, Carlton RJ, Abbott NL, de Pablo JJ

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Organized assemblies of colloids formed at the poles of micrometer-sized droplets of liquid crystal.

Soft Matter. 2014 Oct 23;10(44):8821-8

Authors: Wang X, Miller DS, de Pablo JJ, Abbott NL

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Hierarchical organization in liquid crystal-in-liquid crystal emulsions.

Soft Matter. 2014 Oct 3;

Authors: Mushenheim PC, Abbott NL

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Reversible Switching of Liquid Crystalline Order Permits Synthesis of Homogeneous Populations of Dipolar Patchy Microparticles.

Adv Funct Mater. 2014 Oct 22;24(39):6219-6226

Authors: Wang X, Miller DS, de Pablo JJ, Abbott NL

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Helical versus All-Trans Conformations of Oligo(ethylene glycol)-Terminated Alkanethiol Self-Assembled Monolayers.

Langmuir. 2014 Aug 18;

Authors: Johnson PS, Goel M, Abbott NL, Himpsel FJ

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Using liquid crystals to reveal how mechanical anisotropy changes interfacial behaviors of motile bacteria.

Biophys J. 2014 Jul 1;107(1):255-65

Authors: Mushenheim PC, Trivedi RR, Weibel DB, Abbott NL

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Interfacial Phenomena and the Ocular Surface.

Ocul Surf. 2014 Jul;12(3):178-201

Authors: Yañez-Soto B, Mannis MJ, Schwab IR, Li JY, Leonard BC, Abbott NL, Murphy CJ

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Comparison of the Influence of Humidity and d-Mannitol on the Organization of Tetraethylene Glycol-Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers and Immobilized Antimicrobial Peptides.

Langmuir. 2014 Jun 9;

Authors: Goel M, Marsh EN, Chen Z, Abbott NL

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Liquid Crystals Anchored on Mixed Monolayers of Chiral versus Achiral Molecules: Continuous Change in Orientation as a Function of Enantiomeric Excess.

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2014 May 19;

Authors: Bai Y, Abbasi R, Wang C, Abbott NL

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Full-thickness splinted skin wound healing models in db/db and heterozygous mice: Implications for wound healing impairment.

Wound Repair Regen. 2014 May;22(3):368-80

Authors: Park SA, Teixeira LB, Raghunathan VK, Covert J, Dubielzig RR, Isseroff RR, Schurr M, Abbott NL, McAnulty J, Murphy CJ

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Influence of the Phase State of Self-Assembling Redox Mediators on their Electrochemical Activity.

AIChE J. 2014 Apr 1;60(4):1381-1392

Authors: Muller JP, Aytar BS, Kondo Y, Lynn DM, Abbott NL

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Raman spectroscopy enables noninvasive biochemical characterization and identification of the stage of healing of a wound.

Anal Chem. 2014 Apr 15;86(8):3764-72

Authors: Jain R, Calderon D, Kierski PR, Schurr MJ, Czuprynski CJ, Murphy CJ, McAnulty JF, Abbott NL

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Liquid crystal droplet-based amplification of microvesicles that are shed by mammalian cells.

Analyst. 2014 Mar 26;

Authors: Tan LN, Wiepz GJ, Miller DS, Shusta EV, Abbott NL

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Colloid-in-liquid crystal gels formed via spinodal decomposition.

Soft Matter. 2014 Feb 12;10(10):1602-10

Authors: Bukusoglu E, Pal SK, de Pablo JJ, Abbott NL

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Reduction in Wound Bioburden using a Silver-Loaded Dissolvable Microfilm Construct.

Adv Healthc Mater. 2014 Feb 12;

Authors: Herron M, Agarwal A, Kierski PR, Calderon DF, Teixeira LB, Schurr MJ, Murphy CJ, Czuprynski CJ, McAnulty JF, Abbott NL

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Adsorbate-induced anchoring transitions of liquid crystals on surfaces presenting metal salts with mixed anions.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2014 Feb 26;6(4):2362-9

Authors: Hunter JT, Abbott NL

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Measuring liquid crystal elastic constants with free energy perturbations.

Soft Matter. 2014 Jan 14;10(6):882-93

Authors: Joshi AA, Whitmer JK, Guzmán O, Abbott NL, de Pablo JJ

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Design of Functional Materials based on Liquid Crystalline Droplets.

Chem Mater. 2014 Jan 14;26(1):496-506

Authors: Miller DS, Wang X, Abbott NL

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Epidermal Growth Factor-Functionalized Polymeric Multilayer Films: Interplay between Spatial Location and Bioavailability of EGF.

J Invest Dermatol. 2014 Jan 3;

Authors: Gorouhi F, Shah NM, Krishna Raghunathan V, Mohabbati Y, Abbott NL, Isseroff RR, Murphy CJ

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PDGF-BB Does Not Accelerate Healing in Diabetic Mice with Splinted Skin Wounds.

PLoS One. 2014;9(8):e104447

Authors: Park SA, Raghunathan VK, Shah NM, Teixeira L, Motta MJ, Covert J, Dubielzig R, Schurr M, Isseroff RR, Abbott NL, McAnulty J, Murphy CJ

2013

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Liquid crystal chemical sensors that cells can wear.

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2013 Dec 23;52(52):14011-5

Authors: Manna U, Zayas-Gonzalez YM, Carlton RJ, Caruso F, Abbott NL, Lynn DM

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Applied physics. Colloid science collides with liquid crystals.

Science. 2013 Dec 13;342(6164):1326-7

Authors: Abbott NL

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Analysis of the internal configurations of droplets of liquid crystal using flow cytometry.

Anal Chem. 2013 Nov 5;85(21):10296-303

Authors: Miller DS, Wang X, Buchen J, Lavrentovich OD, Abbott NL

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Dynamic self-assembly of motile bacteria in liquid crystals.

Soft Matter. 2013 Nov 28;10(1):88-95

Authors: Mushenheim PC, Trivedi RR, Tuson HH, Weibel DB, Abbott NL

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Nematic-field-driven positioning of particles in liquid crystal droplets.

Phys Rev Lett. 2013 Nov 27;111(22):227801

Authors: Whitmer JK, Wang X, Mondiot F, Miller DS, Abbott NL, de Pablo JJ

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Facile Chemical Functionalization of Proteins through Intein-Linked Yeast Display.

Bioconjug Chem. 2013 Aug 22;

Authors: Marshall CJ, Agarwal N, Kalia J, Grosskopf VA, McGrath NA, Abbott NL, Raines RT, Shusta EV

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Liquid Crystals: Colloid-in-Liquid Crystal Gels that Respond to Biomolecular Interactions (Small 16/2013).

Small. 2013 Aug 26;9(16):2784

Authors: Agarwal A, Sidiq S, Setia S, Bukusoglu E, de Pablo JJ, Pal SK, Abbott NL

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Spatial Control of Cell Transfection Using Soluble or Solid-Phase Redox Agents and a Redox-Active Ferrocenyl Lipid.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2013 Aug 28;

Authors: Aytar BS, Muller JP, Kondo Y, Abbott NL, Lynn DM

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Redox-Based Control of the Transformation and Activation of siRNA Complexes in Extracellular Environments Using Ferrocenyl Lipids.

J Am Chem Soc. 2013 Jun 19;135(24):9111-20

Authors: Aytar BS, Muller JP, Kondo Y, Talmon Y, Abbott NL, Lynn DM

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Colloid-in-Liquid Crystal Gels that Respond to Biomolecular Interactions.

Small. 2013 Apr 2;

Authors: Agarwal A, Sidiq S, Setia S, Bukusoglu E, de Pablo JJ, Pal SK, Abbott NL

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Liquid Crystal-Based Emulsions for Synthesis of Spherical and Non-Spherical Particles with Chemical Patches.

J Am Chem Soc. 2013 Apr 19;

Authors: Mondiot F, Wang X, de Pablo JJ, Abbott NL

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Introduction to optical methods for characterizing liquid crystals at interfaces.

Langmuir. 2013 Mar 12;29(10):3154-69

Authors: Miller DS, Carlton RJ, Mushenheim PC, Abbott NL

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Integration of Silver Nanoparticle-impregnated Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Into Murine Splinted Cutaneous Wound Beds.

J Burn Care Res. 2013 Mar 18;

Authors: Guthrie KM, Agarwal A, Teixeira LB, Dubielzig RR, Abbott NL, Murphy CJ, Singh H, McAnulty JF, Schurr MJ

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Modeling the polydomain-monodomain transition of liquid crystal elastomers.

Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2013 Feb;87(2-1):020502

Authors: Whitmer JK, Roberts TF, Shekhar R, Abbott NL, de Pablo JJ

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Tryptophan Inhibits Biofilm Formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jan 14;

Authors: Brandenburg KS, Rodriguez KJ, McAnulty JF, Murphy CJ, Abbott NL, Schurr MJ, Czuprynski CJ

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The use of native chemical functional groups presented by wound beds for the covalent attachment of polymeric microcarriers of bioactive factors.

Biomaterials. 2013 Jan;34(2):340-52

Authors: Jain R, Agarwal A, Kierski PR, Schurr MJ, Murphy CJ, McAnulty JF, Abbott NL

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Influence of droplet size, pH and ionic strength on endotoxin-triggered ordering transitions in liquid crystalline droplets.

Soft Matter. 2013 Jan 14;9(2):374-382

Authors: Miller DS, Abbott NL

2012

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Chemical oxidation of a redox-active, ferrocene-containing cationic lipid: Influence on interactions with DNA and characterization in the context of cell transfection.

J Colloid Interface Sci. 2012 Dec 1;387(1):56-64

Authors: Aytar BS, Muller JP, Golan S, Kondo Y, Talmon Y, Abbott NL, Lynn DM

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Improving liquid-crystal-based biosensing in aqueous phases.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2012 Dec 26;4(12):6884-90

Authors: Iglesias W, Abbott NL, Mann EK, Jákli A

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Amplification of the Stereochemistry of Biomolecular Adsorbates by Deracemization of Chiral Domains in Bent-Core Liquid Crystals.

Adv Mater. 2012 Oct 26;

Authors: Lee G, Carlton RJ, Araoka F, Abbott NL, Takezoe H

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Polymeric multilayers that localize the release of chlorhexidine from biologic wound dressings.

Biomaterials. 2012 Oct;33(28):6783-92

Authors: Agarwal A, Nelson TB, Kierski PR, Schurr MJ, Murphy CJ, Czuprynski CJ, McAnulty JF, Abbott NL

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Influence of specific anions on the orientational ordering of thermotropic liquid crystals at aqueous interfaces.

Langmuir. 2012 Sep 4;28(35):12796-805

Authors: Carlton RJ, Ma CD, Gupta JK, Abbott NL

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Microfluidic sensing devices employing in situ-formed liquid crystal thin film for detection of biochemical interactions.

Lab Chip. 2012 Aug 20;12(19):3746-53

Authors: Liu Y, Cheng D, Lin IH, Abbott NL, Jiang H

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Imide Photodissociation Investigated by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy.

J Phys Chem B. 2012 Jun 21;116(24):7048-54

Authors: Johnson PS, Cook PL, Liu X, Yang W, Bai Y, Abbott NL, Himpsel FJ

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Antibacterial Efficacy of Silver-Impregnated Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Immobilized on a Biological Dressing in a Murine Wound Infection Model.

Ann Surg. 2012 May 17;

Authors: Guthrie KM, Agarwal A, Tackes DS, Johnson KW, Abbott NL, Murphy CJ, Czuprynski CJ, Kierski PR, Schurr MJ, McAnulty JF

Ordering transitions triggered by specific binding of vesicles to protein-decorated interfaces of thermotropic liquid crystals.

Langmuir. 2012 Apr 17;28(15):6364-76

Authors: Tan LN, Orler VJ, Abbott NL

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Liquid Crystalline Materials for Biological Applications.

Chem Mater. 2012 Mar 13;24(5):746-758

Authors: Lowe AM, Abbott NL

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Incorporation of DOPE into Lipoplexes formed from a Ferrocenyl Lipid leads to Inverse Hexagonal Nanostructures that allow Redox-Based Control of Transfection in High Serum.

Soft Matter. 2012 Jan 1;8(24):2608-2619

Authors: Muller JP, Aytar BS, Kondo Y, Lynn DM, Abbott NL

Influence of simple electrolytes on the orientational ordering of thermotropic liquid crystals at aqueous interfaces.

Langmuir. 2012 Jan 10;28(1):31-6

Authors: Carlton RJ, Gupta JK, Swift CL, Abbott NL

Enantiomeric interactions between liquid crystals and organized monolayers of tyrosine-containing dipeptides.

J Am Chem Soc. 2012 Jan 11;134(1):548-58

Authors: Bai Y, Abbott NL

Addition of ascorbic acid to the extracellular environment activates lipoplexes of a ferrocenyl lipid and promotes cell transfection.

J Control Release. 2012 Jan 30;157(2):249-59

Authors: Aytar BS, Muller JP, Golan S, Hata S, Takahashi H, Kondo Y, Talmon Y, Abbott NL, Lynn DM

2011

Lyotropic liquid crystals formed from ACHC-rich β-peptides.

J Am Chem Soc. 2011 Aug 31;133(34):13604-13

Authors: Pomerantz WC, Yuwono VM, Drake R, Hartgerink JD, Abbott NL, Gellman SH

Universal mechanism for breaking amide bonds by ionizing radiation.

J Chem Phys. 2011 Jul 28;135(4):044702

Authors: Johnson PS, Cook PL, Liu X, Yang W, Bai Y, Abbott NL, Himpsel FJ

Endotoxin-induced structural transformations in liquid crystalline droplets.

Science. 2011 Jun 10;332(6035):1297-300

Authors: Lin IH, Miller DS, Bertics PJ, Murphy CJ, de Pablo JJ, Abbott NL

Influence of biological media on the structure and behavior of ferrocene-containing cationic lipid/DNA complexes used for DNA delivery.

Langmuir. 2011 Jun 7;27(11):6615-21

Authors: Golan S, Aytar BS, Muller JP, Kondo Y, Lynn DM, Abbott NL, Talmon Y

Recent advances in colloidal and interfacial phenomena involving liquid crystals.

Langmuir. 2011 May 17;27(10):5719-38

Authors: Bai Y, Abbott NL

Lateral transport of solutes in microfluidic channels using electrochemically generated gradients in redox-active surfactants.

Anal Chem. 2011 Apr 15;83(8):3033-41

Authors: Liu X, Abbott NL

Single-molecule force spectroscopy of β-peptides that display well-defined three-dimensional chemical patterns.

J Am Chem Soc. 2011 Mar 23;133(11):3981-8

Authors: Acevedo-Vélez C, Andre G, Dufrêne YF, Gellman SH, Abbott NL

Ordering transitions in nematic liquid crystals induced by vesicles captured through ligand-receptor interactions.

Langmuir. 2011 Feb 15;27(4):1419-29

Authors: Tan LN, Bertics PJ, Abbott NL

Lyotropic liquid crystalline phases from helical β-peptides as alignment media.

Chem Commun (Camb). 2011 Jan 7;47(1):502-4

Authors: Thiele CM, Pomerantz WC, Abbott NL, Gellman SH

Effect of trehalose on the interaction of Alzheimer's Aβ-peptide and anionic lipid monolayers.

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2011 Jan;1808(1):26-33

Authors: Izmitli A, Schebor C, McGovern MP, Reddy AS, Abbott NL, de Pablo JJ

2010

Characterization of the nanostructure of complexes formed by single- or double-stranded oligonucleotides with a cationic surfactant.

J Phys Chem B. 2010 Dec 2;114(47):15554-64

Authors: Liu X, Abbott NL

Spontaneous formation of water droplets at oil-solid interfaces.

Langmuir. 2010 Sep 7;26(17):13797-804

Authors: Yang Z, Abbott NL

Design of Biomolecular Interfaces using Liquid Crystals Containing Oligomeric Ethylene Glycol.

Adv Funct Mater. 2010 Jul 9;20(13):2098-2106

Authors: Yang Z, Gupta JK, Kishimoto K, Shoji Y, Kato T, Abbott NL

Immobilization of polymer-decorated liquid crystal droplets on chemically tailored surfaces.

Langmuir. 2010 Jun 15;26(12):10234-42

Authors: Kinsinger MI, Buck ME, Abbott NL, Lynn DM

Characterization of surfaces presenting covalently immobilized oligopeptides using near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy.

Langmuir. 2010 May 4;26(9):6464-70

Authors: Bai Y, Liu X, Cook P, Abbott NL, Himpsel FJ

Design of surfaces for liquid crystal-based bioanalytical assays.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2010 Mar;2(3):722-31

Authors: Lowe AM, Ozer BH, Bai Y, Bertics PJ, Abbott NL

Chemoresponsive assemblies of microparticles at liquid crystalline interfaces.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Mar 2;107(9):3998-4003

Authors: Koenig GM, Lin IH, Abbott NL

Surfaces modified with nanometer-thick silver-impregnated polymeric films that kill bacteria but support growth of mammalian cells.

Biomaterials. 2010 Feb;31(4):680-90

Authors: Agarwal A, Weis TL, Schurr MJ, Faith NG, Czuprynski CJ, McAnulty JF, Murphy CJ, Abbott NL

Langmuir films of flexible polymers transferred to aqueous/liquid crystal interfaces induce uniform azimuthal alignment of the liquid crystal.

J Colloid Interface Sci. 2010 Jan 1;341(1):124-35

Authors: Kinsinger MI, Buck ME, Meli MV, Abbott NL, Lynn DM