Publications

2014
85) J Zheng, Demitra XX, F Lin, DH Reneker, ML Becker*, RA Willits*, “Enhanced Alignment of Schwann Cells on Aligned Dual Click” YIGSR and GRGDS Functionalized Nanofibers” Angew Chemie Int Ed, 2014, submitted.
84) W Tang, G Hua, J Zheng, R Fowler, G Doll, ML Becker* Bioactive OGP-functionalized catechol dendrons with strong binding affinity to oxide surfaces. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2014, submitted.
83) J Zheng, F Lin, J Yu, K Guo, MB Wade, C Wesdemiotis, ML Becker* “Orthogonal Tri-Functionalization of Electrospun Polyester Fibers” J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2014, submitted.
82) J Zheng, J Zhou, Y Ma, G Hua, F Lin, K Guo, V Bhagat, C Wesdemiotis ML Becker* “In-situ Formation of Polymer Coated Metal Nanoparticles” Small 2014, submitted.
81) S Li, F Lin, ML Becker* “Tunable contrast in Radiopaque Poly(ester urea) using a copolyermization strategy” Macromolecules 2014, submitted
80) 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” J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2014, submitted.
79) M Castano, KS Seo, K Guo, ML Becker, C Wesdemiotis, JE Puskas “Green Polymer Chemistry: Synthesis of Symmetric and Asymmetric Telechelic Ethylene Glycol Oligomers” Green Chemistry 2014, submitted.
78) J Zheng, Y Chen, J Zhou, A Karim ML Becker* “Selective Patterning of Multi-Nanoparticle Species via Mussel-Inspired Metal-Free Click Chemistry Templating“ ACS Macro Letters 2014, submitted.
77) 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, submitted.
76) W Tang, ML Becker* ""Click" reactions to construct bioactive peptide conjugates" Chem. Soc. Rev 2014, in press.
75) M Castano, A Alvarez, ML Becker*, JE Puskas* "Synthesis of Polyisobutylene-Polycaprolactone Block Copolymers using a Combination of Living Carbocationic Polymerization and Enzyme Catalysis" Biomacromolecules 2014, submitted.
74) M Castano, ML Becker*, JE Puskas* " New Method for the Synthesis of Fully Aliphatic Telechelic α,ω-Dihydroxy-Polyisobutylene" Polymer Chemistry 2014, in press.
73) M Castano, J Zheng, JE Puskas*, ML Becker* “Enzyme-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization of e-caprolactone using Alkyne Functionalized Initiators” Polymer Chemistry 2014, in press.
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.

2013
70) F Lin, J Yu, 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* “Photopatterned Functional 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, G 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) H Su, J Zheng, 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.
62) 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.
61)  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.
60) F Lin, J Zheng, J Yu, J Zhou, ML Becker* “Cascading “Tri-Click” Functionalization of Polycaprolactone Thin Films Quantified via QCM” Biomacromolecules, 201314, 2857-2865.
59) J Zhou, S Xie, EF Amond, ML Becker*  “Tuning Energy Levels of Low Bandgap Semi-Random Two Acceptor Copolymers” Macromolecules201346(9), 3391-3394.
58) D Bandyopadhyay, G Singh, ML Becker*, A Karim* “Suppression of dewetting using PDMS suppression of capillary wave formation via confinement” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 20135(10), 4006-4010.
57) LA Smith, Y Ma, CM Stafford, ML Becker* “Enhanced mES derived neurite extension on well-defined amine gradient SAMs” Biomaterials Science, 20131, 537-541.
56) LA Smith-Callahan, EP Childers, SL Benard, SD Weiner, ML Becker*  "Maximizing Phenotype Constraint and ECM production in Primary Human Chondrocytes Using RGD Concentration Gradient Hydrogels" Acta Biomaterialia20139, 7420-7428.
55)  J Zheng, S Xie, F Lin, G Hua, T Yu, DH Reneker, M L Becker “Dibenzyl Cyclooctyne as an Initiator for Poly(e-caprolactone): Copper-Free Clickable Polymer and Nanofiber Based Scaffolds” Polymer Chemistry20134(7), 2215-2218. - Featured on the Cover
54) Y Ma, J Zheng, EF Amond, CM Stafford, ML Becker* "Facile Fabrication of "Dual Click" One- and Two Dimensional Orthogonal SAM Concentration Gradients" Biomacromolecules201314, 665-671.
53) LA Smith-Callahan, AM Ganios, EP Childers, SD Weiner, ML Becker* “Primary Human Chondrocyte Survival, Extracellular Matrix Formation and Phenotype Maintenance using RGD-derivatized PEGDM Hydrogels Possessing a Continuous Gradient in Modulus” Acta Biomaterialia, 2013, 9, 6095-6104.
52) K Stakleff, F Lin, LA Smith Callahan, MB Wade, A Esterle, J Miller, M Graham, ML Becker* “Enhanced Mechanical Properties in Amino acid-based Poly(ester urea)s crosslinked with Osteogenic Growth Peptide, Acta Biomaterialia20139, 5132-5142.
2012
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) 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.
49) 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.
48) 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. 
47) LA Smith, 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.
2011
44) NM Moore, NJ Lin, ND Gallant, ML Becker* “Human Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Proliferation and Osteogenic differentiation on Surface Energy and Peptide Density Gradients Synthesized with Click Chemistry” 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.
2010
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* “Enhancing MC3T3-E1 Osteoblast Proliferation Using Immobilized Osteogenic Growth Peptide on Gradient Substrates Synthesized via “Click” Chemistry” 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” Macromol Rapid Comm, 2010, 31(1), 87-92.
2009
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 Stiffening in Tyrosine-derived Polycarbonates and their Blends.” Macromolecules, 2009, 42(4), 1212-1218.
2008
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 Ultracentrifugation” 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.
2007
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 Biomaterialia, 2007, 3(2), 163-173.
2001-2006
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 on 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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