Publications

 91) J Yu, F Lin, SQ Wang, ML Becker* Hyperbranched Degradable Poly(ester urea) with unique physical properties” Macromolecules 2014, submitted.

90) J Zhou, K Mischra, V Bhagat, A Joy, ML Becker* “Thermoresponsive Dual Emission Nanosensor Based on Quantum Dots and Dye Labeled Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)” Polymer Chemistry, 2014, submitted.

89) Y Zhang, SM Bhaway, Y Wang, KA Cavicchi, ML Becker, BD Vogt*  “Rapid (< 3 min) Microwave Synthesis of Block Copolymer Templated Ordered Mesoporous Metal Oxide and Carbonate Films using Nitrate-Citric Acid Systems“ Angew Chemie Int Ed 2014, submitted.

88) Z Zander, G Hua, C Weiner, BD Vogt, ML Becker* “Control of Mesh Size and Modulus using Kinetically Controlled Processes in Degradable Hydrogels” Advanced Materials, 2014, submitted.

87) GM Policastro, F Lin, LA Smith Callahan, A Esterle, M Graham, KS Stakleff, ML Becker* “OGP Functionalized Phenylalanine-based Poly(ester urea) for Enhancing Osteoinductive Potential of human Mesenchymal Stem Cells” Biomaterials 2014, submitted.

86) JJ Kim, NK Bennet, MS Devita, S Chahar, S Viswananth, EA Lee, G Jung, PP Shao, EP Childers, ML Becker, NS Hwang, A Madabhushi, MP Verzi, PV Moghe* “Parsing Dynamic Chromatin Structural Signatures in Emergent Stem Cell Phenotypes” Nature Biotechnology, 2014, submitted.

85) S Li, J Yu, GM Policastro, F Lin, Y Gao, ML Becker* “Synthesis and Characterization of Radiopaque Iodine-Functionalized Phenylalanine-based Poly(ester urea)s ” Macromolecules 2014, submitted.

84) EP Childers, M Wang, JP Fisher, ML Becker, D Dean* “3D Printing of Resorbable Polymer Tissue Engineering Scaffolds” MRS Bulletin 2015, submitted.

83) J Zheng, D Kontoveros, F Lin, G Hua, DH Reneker, ML Becker*, RA Willits*, “Enhanced Alignment of Schwann Cells on Aligned Dual Click” YIGSR and GRGDS Functionalized Nanofibers” Biomacromolecules, 2014, submitted.

82) J Zheng, G Hua, F Lin, J Yu, MB Wade, DH Reneker, ML Becker* “Post-electrospinning “Tri-Click” Functionalization of Degradable Polymer Nanofibers” Advanced Materials 2014, submitted.

81) AP Defante, T Barai, ML Becker, A Dhinojwala* “The consequences of Water Between Two Hydrophobic Surfaces on Adhesion and Wetting” Nature Communications, 2014, submitted

80) M Castano, KS Seo, K Guo, ML Becker, C Wesdemiotis, JE Puskas “Green polymer chemistry: synthesis of symmetric and asymmetric telechelic ethylene glycol oligomers” Polymer Chemistry 2014, in press.

79) M Castano, A Alvarez Albarran, ML Becker, H Wilk, JE Puskas* “Synthesis of Polyisobutylene-Polycaprolactone Block Copolymers using a Combination of Living Carbocationic Polymerization and Enzyme Catalysis” Polymer Chemistry, 2014, in press.

78) W Tang, GM Policastro, G Hua, F Lin, G Hua, C Wesdemiotis, GL Doll, ML Becker* Bioactive Surface Modification of Metal Oxides via Catechol-bearing Modular Peptides: Multivalent Binding, Surface Retention and Peptide Bioactivity. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2014, in press.

77) J Zhou, AP Defante, F Lin, Y Xu, Y Gao, EP Childers, J Yu, A Dhinojwala, ML Becker* “Adhesion of Biodegradable Amino Acid-Based Poly(ester urea) Copolymers Mimicking Mussel Adhesive Proteins” Biomacromolecules 2014, in press.

76) J Zheng, Y Chen, A Karim, ML Becker* “Dopamine based copper-free click kit for efficient surface functionalization“ ACS Macro Letters 2014, in press.

75) W Tang, ML Becker* “Click” Reactions: a Versatile Toolbox for the Synthesis of Peptide Conjugates. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014 43(20), 7013-7039.

74) M Castano, ML Becker, J Puskas “New Method for the Synthesis of Fully Aliphatic Telechelic α,ω-Dihydroxy-Polyisobutylene” Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5(18), 5436-5442.

73) M Castano, J Zheng, JE Puskas*, ML Becker* “Enzyme-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization of e-caprolactone using Alkyne Functionalized Initiators” Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5(6), 1891-1896.

72) J Yu, F Lin, P Lin, Y Gao, ML Becker* “Phenylalanine-based Poly(ester urea): Synthesis, Characterization and in vitro Degradation” Macromolecules 2014, 47(1),121-129.

71) KS Seo, YM Castano, M Casiano, C Wesdemiotis, ML Becker, JE Puskas* “Functionalization of Poly(ethylene glycol)s by Enzyme-catalyzed Transesterification of Divinyl Adipate under Solventless Conditions” RSC Advances, 2014, 4(4), 1683-1688.

70) F Lin, J Yu, W Tang J Zheng, S Xie, ML Becker* “Post-electrospinning Modification of Amino acid-based Poly(ester urea) Nanofibers for Tissue Engineering” Macromolecules 2013, 46(24), 9515-9525.

69) Y Li, Z Wang, J Zheng, H Su, F Lin, K Guo, X Feng, C Wesdemiotis, ML Becker, SZD Cheng, WB Zhang “Cascading One-Pot Synthesis of Single-tailed and Asymmetric Multi-tailed Giant Surfactants” ACS Macro Letters, 2013 2(11), 1026-1032.

68) X Liu, J Zhou, J Zheng, ML Becker* X Gong*, “Water-soluble CdTe quantum dots as an anode interlayer for solution-processed near infrared polymer photodetectors” Nanoscale 2013, 5(24), 12474-12479.

67) F Lin, J Yu, W Tang, J Zheng, A Defante, K Guo, C Wesdemiotis, ML Becker* “Peptide Functionalized Oxime Hydrogels with Tunable Mechanical Properties and Gelation Behavior” Biomacromolecules 2013, 34, 9089-9095.

66) LA Smith Callahan, S Xie, I Barker, J Zheng, DH Reneker, AP Dove, ML Becker “Accelerated Differentiation and Neurite Extension of mESC on Aligned Poly(lactide) Nanofibers Functionalized with YIGSR” Biomaterials, 2013, 34, 9089-9095.

65) W Tang, Y Ma, S Xie, K Guo, B Katzenmeyer, C Wesdemiotis, ML Becker* “Valency Dependent Affinity of Hydroxyapatite-binding Dendrimers”, Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14, 3304-3313.

64) LA Smith-Callahan, GM Policastro, SL Bernard, EP Childers, R Boechtter, ML Becker* “Influence of Discrete and Continuous Culture Conditions on Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Lineage Choice in RGD Concentration Gradient Hydrogels. Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14, 3047-3054.

63) M Castano, KS Seo, EH Kim, ML Becker, JE Puskas* “Synthesis of Halo-ester Functionalized Poly(ethylene glycol)s via Enzymatic Catalysis” Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2013, 34, 1375-1380.

62) H Su, J Zheng, Z Wang, F Lin, X Feng, X-H Dong, ML Becker, SZD Cheng, W-B Zhang, Y Li “Sequential Triple “Click” Approach toward Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane-Based Multi-Headed and Multi-Tailed Giant Surfactants” ACS Macro Letters, 2013, 2, 645-650.

61) T Rao, G Singh, S Xie, A Karim*, ML Becker*  “2D Au Nanoparticle Arrays using Thermally Directed Assembly of Peptide-Derivatized Block Copolymers” Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 8023-8032.

60) F Lin, J Zheng, J Yu, J Zhou, ML Becker* “Cascading “Tri-Click” Functionalization of Polycaprolactone Thin Films Quantified via QCM”, Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14, 2857-2865.

59) D Bandyopadhyay, G Singh, ML Becker, A Karim “Capillary Wave Confinement Induced Stabilization of Polymer Films” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2013, 5(10), 4006-4010.

58) LA Smith-Callahan, EP Childers, AM Ganios, R Boechtter, SD Weiner, ML Becker* “Maximizing phenotype constraint and extracellular matrix production in primary human chondrocytes using arginine–glycine–aspartate concentration gradient hydrogels. Acta Biomaterialia, 2013, 9(7), 7420-7428.

57) J Zhou, S Xie, EF Amond, ML Becker*  “Tuning Energy Levels of Low Bandgap Semi-Random Two Acceptor Copolymers” Macromolecules, 2013, 46(9), 3391-3394.

56) LA Smith-Callahan&, Y Ma&, CM Stafford, ML Becker* “Concentration Dependent Neural Differentiation and Neurite Extension from mouse ESC on Primary Amine-derivatized Surfaces” Biomaterials Science, 2013, 1, 537-541.

55) J Zheng, S Xie, F Lin, G Hua, T Yu, DH Reneker, M L Becker “Dibenzocyclooctyne as an Initiator for Poly(e-caprolactone): Copper-Free Clickable Polymer and Nanofiber Based Scaffolds” Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 4(7), 2215-2218. – featured on journal cover

54) Y Ma, J Zheng, EF Amond, CM Stafford, ML Becker* “Facile Fabrication of “Dual Click” One- and Two-Dimensional Orthogonal Peptide Concentration Gradients” Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14, 665-671.

53) LA Smith-Callahan, AM Ganios, EP Childers, SD Weiner, ML Becker* “Primary Human Chondrocyte Extracellular Matrix Formation and Phenotype Maintenance using RGD-derivatized PEGDM Hydrogels Possessing a Continuous Gradient in Modulus” Acta Biomaterialia, 2013, 9, 6095-6104.

52) KS Stakleff, F Lin, LA Smith Callahan, MB Wade, A Esterle, J Miller, M Graham, ML Becker* “Resorbable, Amino-acid-based Poly(ester urea)s Crosslinked with Osteogenic Growth Peptide with enhanced Mechanical Properties and Bioactivity, Acta Biomaterialia, 2013, 9, 5132-5142.

51) J Zheng, K Liu, DH Reneker, ML Becker “Post-Assembly Derivatization of Electrospun Nanofibers via Strain-Promoted Azide Alkyne Cycloaddition” J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134(41), 17274-17277.

50) SL Vega*, E Liu*, PJ Patel, AB Kulesa, AL Carlson, Y Ma, ML Becker, and PV Moghe “High Content Profiling of Microenvironment-Induced Changes to Stem Cells” J. Biological Screening, 2012, 17(9), 1151-1162.

49) J Zheng, LA Smith Callahan, J Hao, K Guo, C Wesdemiotis, RA Weiss, ML Becker* “Strain-Promoted Crosslinking of PEG-based Hydrogels via Copper-Free Cycloaddition” ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1(8), 1071-1073.

48) GD Zartman, S Cheng, X Lin, F Lin, ML Becker, SQ Wang “How melt stretching affects mechanical behavior of polymer glasses” Macromolecules, 2012, 45(16), 6719-6732.

47) LA Smith Callahan, AM Ganios, D Burney, MD Dilisio, SD Weiner, WH Horton, ML Becker* “ECM Production of Primary Human and Bovine Chondrycytes in Hybrid PEG Hydrogels Containing Type I Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid” Biomacromolecules, 2012, 13(5), 1625-1631.

46) T Rao, X Dong, B Katzenmeyer, C Wesdemiotis, SDZ Cheng, ML Becker* “High Fidelity Fabrication of Au-Polymer Janus Nanoparticles using a Solution Template Approach” Soft Matter, 2012, 8(10), 2965-2971.

45) J Yu, ML Becker*, G Carri* “The Influence of Amino Acid Sequence and Functionality on the Binding Process of Peptides onto Gold Surfaces” Langmuir, 2012, 28(2), 1408-1417.

44) NM Moore, NJ Lin, ND Gallant, ML Becker* “Synergistic Enhancement of Human Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Proliferation and Osteogenic differentiation on BMP-2 and RGD Peptide Concentration Gradients.” Acta Biomaterialia, 2011, 7, 2019-2100.

43) JA Fagan, BJ Bauer, EK Hobbie, ML Becker, AR Hight Walker, JR Simpson, J Chun, J Obrzut, V Bajpai, FR Phelan, D Simien, JY Huh, KB Migler “Carbon Nanotubes: Measuring Dispersion and Length” Advanced Materials, 2011, 23(3), 338-348.

42) J Yu, ML Becker*, G Carri* “A Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Stability Limited Growth Mechanism of Peptide-Mediated Au Nanoparticle Synthesis ” Small 2010, 6(20), 2242-2245.

41) A Acharya, N Dolgova, NM Moore, C Xia, M Clare-Salzler, ML Becker, ND Gallant, BG Keselowsky “The Modulation of Dendritic Cell Integrin binding and Activation by RGD-peptide Density Gradient Substrates” Biomaterials, 2010, 31, 7444-7454. 

40) JJ Park, MC Weiger, SH De Paoli Lacerda, D Pristinski, ML Becker, JF Douglas, D Raghavan, A Karim “Characterization of the Non-Equilibrium Adsorption of Nanoparticles on a Model Biological Substrate Langmuir, 2010, 26(7), 4822-4830.

39) MC Weiger, JJ Park, MD Roy, CM Stafford, A Karim, ML Becker* “Quantification of the Binding Affinity of a Specfic Hydroxyapatite Binding Peptide” Biomaterials, 2010, 31, 2955-2963.

38) SD Lacerda, JJ Park, C Meuse, D Prisinski, ML Becker, A Karim, JF Douglas “Interaction of Gold NPs with Common Human Blood Proteins” ACS Nano, 2010, 4(1), 365-379.

37) NM Moore, NJ Lin, ND Gallant, ML Becker* “The Use of Immobilized Osteogenic Growth Peptide on Gradient Substrates Synthesized via “Click” Chemistry to enhance MC3T3-E1 Proliferation” Biomaterials, 2010, 31, 1604-1611.

36) MM Bailey, CM Mahoney, E Dempah, J Davis, ML Becker, S Khondee, EJ Munson, CJ Berkland, “Fluorinated Copolymer Nanoparticles for Multimodal Imaging Applications” Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2010, 31(1), 87-92.

35) JR Simpson, JA Fagan, ML Becker, AR Hight Walker, EK Hobbie “The effect of dispersant on defects in length-separated single-wall carbon nanotubes measured by Raman spectroscopy” Carbon, 2009, 47(14), 3238-3241.

34) KA Aamer, KL Genson, J Kohn, ML Becker* “Impact of Polymer-bound Iodine on Fibronectin Adsorption and Osteoblast Cellular Morphology in Radiopaque Medical Polymers: Tyrosine-derived Polycarbonate Blends as a Model System” Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10(9), 2418-2426.

33) SK Stanley*, ML Becker*, EK Lin, WL Wu “Inhibitory Effects of a Phage-derived Peptide on Au Nanocrystal Nucleation and Growth” Langmuir, 2009, 25(18), 10886-10892.

32) JP Jakupciak, ND Gallant, AH Smith, ML Becker, A Tona, DH Atha “Improved methods and standards for telomerase detection: quantitative histopathology using antibody staining” Biotechnic and Histochemistry, 2009, 84(4), 1-12.

31) E Liu, MD Treiser, H Patel, H-J Sung, KE Roskov, J Kohn, ML Becker, PV Moghe “High-content profiling of cell responsiveness to graded substrates based on combinatorially variant polymers” Combinatorial Chemistry and High-Throughput Screening, 2009, 12, 646-655.

30) EK Hobbie, JA Fagan, ML Becker, SD Hudson, N Fakhri, M Pasquali  “Self-Assembly of Ordered Nanowires in Biological Suspensions of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes” ACS Nano, 2009, 3(1), 189-196.

29) KA Aamer, CM Stafford, L Richter, J Kohn, ML Becker* “Thin Film Elastic Modulus of Tyrosine-derived Polycarbonate Biomaterials and their Blends.” Macromolecules, 2009, 42(4), 1212-1218.

28) JA Fagan*, ML Becker, J Chun, P Nie, BJ Bauer, EK Hobbie “Centrifugal Length Separation of Carbon Nanotubes” Langmuir, 2008, 24(24), 13880-13889.

27) Y Yang, D Bolikal, ML Becker, J Kohn, D Zieger, CG Simon, “Combinatorial Polymer Scaffold Libraries for Screening Cell-Biomaterial Interactions in 3D” Advanced Materials, 2008, 20(11) 2037-2043. 

26) MD Roy, A Herzing, SH Lacerda, ML Becker* “Emission-Tunable, Microwave Synthesis of Highly Luminescent Water Soluble Quantum Dots” Chemical Communications, 2008, 2106-2108.

25) R Haggenmueller, S Rahatekar, JA Fagan, J Chun, ML Becker, JW Gilman, RR Naik, T Krauss, L Carlson, SO Kelley, Z Fang, P Trulove, D Fox, J Kadla “Comparison of the Quality of Aqueous Dispersions of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Using Surfactants and Biomolecules” Langmuir, 2008, 24, 5070-5078. 

24) MD Roy, SK Stanley, EJ Amis, ML Becker* “Identification of a highly Specific Hydroxyapatite-binding Peptide Hydroxyapatite Binding Motif Identified via Phage Display” Advanced Materials, 2008, 20(10), 1830-1836.

23) JA Fagan, ML Becker, J Chun, EK Hobbie “Length Fractionation of Carbon Nanotubes using Centrifugation” Advanced Materials, 2008, 20(9) 1609-1614.

22) AW Morgan, KE Roskov, S Lin-Gibson, DL Kaplan, ML Becker*, CG Simon* “Morphology and Beta-Sheet structure in Silk Blend Films Influences Cell Differentiation.” Biomaterials, 2008, 29(16), 2556-2563.

21) Y Yang, SD Dorsey, ML Becker, S Lin-Gibson, GE Schumacher, GM Flaim, J Kohn, CG Simon, “X-ray Imaging Optimization of 3D Tissue Engineering Scaffolds via Combinatorial Fabrication Methods” Biomaterials, 2008, 29(12), 1901-1911.

20) SH Lacerda, SD Hudson, MD Roy, J Johnson, ML Becker, JF Douglas, A Karim “Quantum Mazes: Luminescent Labyrinthine Semiconductor Nanocrystals having a Narrow Emission Spectrum” ACS Nano, 2007, 1(4), 337-347.

19) JA Fagan, JR Simpson, BJ Bauer, SH Lacerda, ML Becker, KB Migler, AR Hight-Walker, EK Hobbie, “Length Dependent Optical Effects in Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129(34), 10607-10612.

18) CG Simon, JS Stephens, SM Dorsey, ML Becker “Fabrication of Combinatorial Polymer Scaffold Libraries” Review Scientific Instruments, 2007, 78, 072207.

17) BJ Bauer, ML Becker, V Bajpai, JA Fagan, EK Hobbie, K Migler, CM Guttman, WR Blair, “Measurement of Single-wall Nanotube Dispersion by Size Exclusion Chromatography” J Phys Chem C, 2007, 111(48), 17914-17918.

16) ML Becker*, JA Fagan, ND Gallant, BJ Bauer, V Bajpai, EK Hobbie, SH Lacerda, KB Migler, JP Jakupciak “Length Dependent Uptake of DNA-wrapped Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes.” Advanced Materials, 2007, 19(7), 939-945. – featured on journal cover

15) ND Gallant, KA Lavery, EJ Amis, ML Becker* “A Universal Substrate for “Click” Biofunctionalization” Advanced Materials, 2007, 19(7), 965-969.

14) NJ Lin, LO Bailey, ML Becker, NR Washburn, LA Henderson, “Bioassays to Evaluate BisGMA /TEGDMA Conversion Gradient Libraries” Acta Biomateriala, 2007, 3(2), 163-173.

13) D Fry, B Langhorst, H Wang, ML Becker, BJ Bauer, EA Grulke, EK Hobbie, “Rheo-optical Studies of Carbon Nanotube Suspensions” J. Chem. Phys, 2006, 124, 054703.

12) BJ Bauer, EK Hobbie, ML Becker, “Small Angle Neutron Scattering from Labeled Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes” Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 2637-2642.

11) LO Bailey, ML Becker*, JS Stephens, ND Gallant, CM Mahoney, NR Washburn, A Rege, J Kohn, EJ Amis,  “Cellular Responses to Phase-separated Blends of Tyrosine-derived Polycarbonates.” J. Biomed. Mater. Res., 2006, 76A, 491-502.

10) EK Hobbie, BJ Bauer, JS Stephens, ML Becker, P McGuiggan, SD Hudson, H Wang “Colloidal Particles Coated and Stabilized by Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes.”  Langmuir, 2005, 21, 10284-10287.

9)   B Hammouda, F Horkay, ML Becker, “Clustering and Solvation in Poly(acrylic acid) Polyelectrolyte Solutions.” Macromolecules, 2005, 38, 2019-2021. 

8)   X Sun, R Rossin, JL Turner, ML Becker, MJ Joralemon, KL Wooley, MJ Welch, “An Assessment of Shell Crosslinked Nanoparticle Size, Core Composition, and Surface PEGylation Effects on In vivo Biodistribution.”  Biomacromolecules, 2005, 6, 2541-2554. 

7)   JL Turner, ML Becker, X Li, J-SA Taylor, KL Wooley, “PNA Directed Solution and Surface Assembly of Shell Crosslinked (SCK) Nanoparticle Conjugates.” Soft Matter. 2005, 1(1) 69-78. – featured on journal cover.

6)   ML Becker, J Liu, KL Wooley, "Functionalized Micellar Assemblies Prepared via Block Copolymers Synthesized by Living Free Radical Polymerization upon Peptide-Loaded Resins." Biomacromolecules, 2005, 6, 220-228. 

5)   ML Becker, EE Remsen, D Pan, KL Wooley, “Peptide Derivatized Shell Cross-linked Nanoparticles.  1) Synthesis and Characterization.” Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2004, 15(4), 699-709. – featured on journal cover.

4)   ML Becker*, LO Bailey, KL Wooley, “Peptide Derivatized Shell Cross-linked Nanoparticles. 2) Biocompatibility Evaluation.” Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2004, 15(4), 710-717. 

3)   MJ Joralemon, KS Murthy, EE Remsen, ML Becker, KL Wooley, “Synthesis, Characterization, and Bioactivity of Mannosylated Shell Crosslinked Nanoparticles.” Biomacromolecules, 2004, 5, 903-913. 

2)   ML Becker, J Liu, KL Wooley, “Peptide-polymer Bio-conjugates: Hybrid block copolymers generated via living radical polymerizations from resin supported peptides.” Chem Comm, 2003, 2, 180-181.
Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News, 81(6), February 10, 2003. “Nanoscale control of Bioconjugates” by Michael Freemantle 

1) ML Becker, EE Remsen, KL Wooley, “Diblock Copolymers, Micelles, and Shell Crosslinked Nanoparticles Containing Poly(4-Fluorostyrene): Tools for detailed analysis of nanostructured materials.”  J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem.  2001, 39(23), 4152-4166. – featured on journal cover

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