Faculty Research Spotlight

The Vezenov group has reported a quantitative nanoindentation method in two papers “Gas Permeability of Hyperthin Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Having Matched and Mismatched Repeat Units” in Langmuir, and “Tightening Polyelectrolyte Multilayers with Oligo Pendant Ions” in ACS Macro Letters, in collaboration with Regen group.

Recent publications from the Thévenin group:

Burns, KE.; McCleerey, TP.; Thévenin, D. “pH-Selective Cytotoxicity of pHLIP-Antimicrobial Peptide Conjugates”,  Science Reports (2016);6:28465.

Burns, KE.; Hensley, H.; Robinson, MK. and Thévenin, D. “Therapeutic Efficacy of a Family of pHLIP-...

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Recent publications from the Regen Group:

Mukai, M.; Glover, K. J.; Regen,S. L. “Evidence for Surface Recognition by a Cholesterol-Recognition Peptide”, Biophys. J., 2016, 110, 2577-2580.

Yi, S.; Lin, C.; Leon, W.; Vezenov, D.; Regen, S. L. “Gas Permeability of Hyperthin...

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The Ferguson group’s research addresses fundamental questions and practical problems in the areas of surface and materials chemistry.  A current project focuses on the open-circuit decomposition of gold-oxide films on gold electrodes.  Their studies in this area have not only discovered new aspects of chemical processes involved, but also allowed an examination of a standard electrochemical technique used for quantifying thin films...

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Supported by a grant from the Teagle Foundation, six faculty from the private colleges of the LVAIC consortium just completed the creation of a team-taught online course, “Topics in Modern Drug Discovery.”  This new course, constructed as a set of 27 modules, covers the science and the regulatory hurdles for developing biologically active small-molecules and proteins into commercial drugs.  It covers concept to clinic to marketplace...

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Robert Flowers gave an invited lecture entitled, “Unraveling the Mechanism of Single-Electron Transfer in Synthetic Reactions” at the International Symposium on Organic Free Radicals in Shanghai, China on October 13, 2016. He also gave an invited seminar at the Department of Chemistry, Loyola University Chicago in April 2016. His research group has been very busy and published the following:

“The Role of Solvents and Additives...

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The Ferguson group’s research addresses fundamental questions and practical problems in the areas of surface and materials chemistry.  A current project focuses on the open-circuit decomposition of gold-oxide films on gold electrodes.  Their studies in this area have not only discovered new aspects of chemical processes involved, but also allowed an examination of a standard electrochemical technique used for quantifying thin films in general.  They have recently submitted a paper describing...

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The Chen Lab welcomes graduate student, Ryan Charlton, who will be joining the research group in the Spring of 2017. Main research efforts are continuing to pursue new design strategies for organic semiconducting materials. As the group anticipates completing their synthetic efforts soon, they have begun to install and set up a multi-station glove box system for fabrication and testing of electronic devices under inert atmosphere....

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Bio-Interfacial Chemistry is the core of the Wittenberg lab. He and his team create models to mimic microscopic surfaces and develop analytical methods to study these surfaces. The work may help scientists better understand the human nervous system and its ability, or lack thereof, to repair itself, and how drugs can and do influence that reparation process. 

Wittenberg explores strategies to promote nervous system repair by developing methods and building a repertoire of measurements...

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Xiaoji Xu presented two invited colloquiums at West Virginia University and Boston College. He also presented a talk at the American Physical Society meeting in San Antonio.  Dr. Xu has published a research article in Nature Communications titled “Scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy with reconstruction of vertical interaction” with student Ms. Le Wang.  Other co-authored articles include The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters titled “Near-Field...

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