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Research Interests

Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Biomolecular Materials, Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine and NanoBiotechnology:
Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly; Organic and Inorganic Nanoparticles (e.g., Liposomes, Polymer Nanoparticles, Upconversion Nanoparticles, Gold Nanoparticles, Magnetic Nanoparticles) for Medical Applications; Bacterial Cell Surface Display; Phage Display for Identifying Cell- & Tissue-Targeting Peptides; Biologically Inspired/Directed Nano-Synthesis and Assembly; Biochemical Approach to Understanding Stem Cell Niche; Integration of Chemistry and Biology to Develop Novel Bottom-Up and Biomimetic Approaches to Cancer Diagnosis, Imaging and Treatment, Stem Cell Therapy and Tissue Regeneration; Bio-Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug and Gene Delivery; In Vitro and In Vivo Studies on Cancer Imaging/Treatment and Bone Regeneration.




Positions Available (click to go back to top)

If you are interested in working in Dr. Mao's lab as an undergraduate student, graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow, please send your resume to him at cbmao@ou.edu. Prospective graduate students should follow our Department's re quired procedure to apply to our PhD program in chemistry and biochemistry. Our research is multidisciplinary, bringing together chemistry, biochemistry, biology, materials science, bioengineering and medicine. Candidates in any of these majors are encouraged to apply. Our group is also affiliated with OU Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST), OU Graduate Program in Cellular and Behavioral Neurobiology and OU Cancer Center. Prospective graduate students should follow iBEST procedure to apply to our PhD program in biomedical engineering.





PI: Chuanbin Mao (click to go back to top)

Independent Academic Career:       

      2012-present  Member,  Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
      2011-present  Full Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of OklahomaNorman, OK 
      2010-2011      Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 
      2005-2010      Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

          

Selected Awards and Honors:
                       
          
      Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), 2017
      Discovery Award,
Department of Defense Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program, 2012
      Inventor award for the issuance of a patent, UT Austin Office of Technology Commercialization, 2011
      Joint Research Fund for Overseas Chinese Young Scholars, Outstanding Young Investigator Fund, NSF of China, 2011
      Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professorship (to honor the outstanding performance in research/teaching), OU, 2010 
      Distinguished Junior Faculty Award, Chinese American Chemistry/Chemical Biology Professors Association, 2010
      CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2009
      Breast Cancer Concept Award, Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, 2007
      New Scientist Award, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, 2006
      One of 100 All-China Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations, National Ministry of Education of China, 1999

Editorial Services:


Associate Editor, Nanotheranostics (the newly launched sister journal of Theranostics), 2016-present
Associate Editor, RSC Advance, 2016-2018
Senior Associate Editor, Microscopy Research & Technique, Wiley, 2009-present
Senior Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 2011-present
Editorial Board Member, Drug Delivery Letters, Bentham Science Publishers, 2011-present
Editorial Board Member, Micro and Nanosystems, Bentham Science Publishers, 2011-present
Guest Editor, special issue called “Nano-Bio-Imaging  and Analysis,” Microscopy Research and Technique  Wiley, 2011 
Editorial Board Member, Frontiers of Materials Science, Springer, 2009-present
Guest Editor for two special issues (one in 2004, one in 2006) of Microscopy Research and Technique called
        “Nanomaterials Characterization Using Microscopy” published by Wiley

Grant Review Activities:

Reviewed Grant proposals for National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), Air Force Office  for Scientific Research (AFOSR), Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Foundation for Polish Science, Romanian National Council for Scientific Research, Florida Department of Health, Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, French National Research Agency (ANR), Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI), Czech Science Foundation

Ad Hoc Member, NIH NANO Study Section, 2008-2010


Ad Hoc Member, NIH Skeletal Biology, Structure and Regeneration, 2011


Review Panelist for NSF CBET, DMR, EF and CMMI divisions, 2005-present

 


Selected Publications (from a total of 170+) (click to go back to top)


(A) Selected Key Publications (All with Mao as a first or corresponding author):

 

  1. Wang, Z.; Ren, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Hao, L.; Cheng, Y.; An, G.; Wu, H.; Shi, X.; Mao, C. B. “A novel rapidly self-healing host-guest supramolecular hydrogel with high mechanical strength and excellent biocompatibility.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201804400.
  2. Ning, C.; Zhou, Z.; Tan, G.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Electroactive polymers for tissue regeneration: Developments and perspectives.” Progress in Polymer Science, 2018, 81, 144–162.
  3. Li, L.; Lu, Y.; Jiang, C.; Zhu, Y.; Yan, X.; Hu, X.; Lin, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Peng, M.; Xia, H.; Mao, C. B. “Actively targeted deep-tissue imaging and photothermal-chemo therapy of breast cancer by antibody-functionalized drug-loaded x-ray-responsive bismuth sulfide@mesoporous silica core-shell nanoparticles.” Advanced Functional Materials, 2018, 28, 1704623. (Selected as an inside cover story)
  4. Yang, M.; Li, Y.; Huai, Y.; Wang, C.; Yi, W.; Mao, C. B. “Evolutionary selection of personalized melanoma cell/tissue dual-homing peptides for guiding bionanofibers to malignant tumors.” Chemical Communications, 2018, 54, 1631-1634. 
  5. Yang, M.; Shuai, Y.; Sunderland, K.; Mao, C. B. “Ice-templated protein nanoridges induce bone tissue formation.” Advanced Functional Materials, 2017, 27, 1703726.
  6. Qu, X.; Qiu, P.; Yang, M.; Mao, C. B. “Guiding nanomaterials to tumors for breast cancer precision medicine: from tumor-targeting small-molecule discovery to targeted nanodrug delivery.” NPG Asia Materials, 2017, 9, e452.
  7. Yang, M.; Sunderland, K.; Mao, C. B. “Virus-derived peptides for clinical applications.” Chemical Reviews, 2017, 117, 10377-10402.

  8. Sunderland, K.; Yang, M.; Mao, C. B. “Phage-enabled nanomedicine: from probes to therapeutics in precision medicine.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2017, 56, 1964-1992.

  9. Wang, M.; Li, M.; Yu, A.; Zhu, Y.; Yang, M.; Mao, C. B. “Fluorescent nanomaterials for the development of latent fingerprints in forensic sciences.” Advanced Functional Materials, 2017, 27, 1606243.

  10. Cao, B.; Yang, M.; Mao, C. B. “Phage as a genetically modifiable supramacromolecule in chemistry, materials and medicine.” Accounts of Chemical Research, 2016, 49, 1111-1120.
  11. Wang, Y.; Wang, J.; Hao, H.; Cai, M.; Wang, S.; Ma, J.; Li, Y.; Mao, C. B.; Zhang, S. M. “In vitro and in vivo mechanism of bone tumor inhibition by selenium-doped bone mineral nanoparticles.” ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 9927–9937.

  12. Ning, C.; Yu, P.; Zhu, Y.; Yao, M.; Zhu, X.; Wang, X.; Lin, Z.; Li, W.; Wang, S.; Tan, G.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Built-in microscale electrostatic fields induced by anatase-rutile-phase  transition in selective areas promote osteogenesis.” NPG Asia Materials, 2016, 8, e243.
  13. Huai, Y. Y.; Dong, S.; Zhu, Y.; Li, X.; Cao, B.; Wang, Y.; Gao, X.; Yang, M.; Wang, L.; Mao, C. B. “Genetically engineered virus nanofibers as an efficient vaccine for preventing fungal infection.” Advanced Healthcare Materials. 2016, 5, 786-794.
  14. Li, M.; Ma, Z.; Zhu, Y.; Xia, H.; Yao, M.; Chu, X.; Wang, X.; Yang, K.; Yang, M. Y.; Zhang, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Toward a molecular understanding of the antibacterial mechanism of copper-bearing titanium alloys against Staphylococcus aureus.” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2016, 5, 557-566 (Selected as a cover story)
  15. Zhou, X.; Cao, P.; Zhu, Y.; Lu, W.; Gu, N.; Mao, C. B. “Phage-mediated counting by the naked eye of miRNA molecules with attomolar concentration in a Petri dish.” Nature Materials, 2015, 14, 1058–1064.
  16. Wang, Y.; Ju, Z.; Cao, B.; Gao, X.; Zhu, Y.; Qiu, P.; Xu, H.; Pan, P.; Bao, H.; Wang, L.; Mao, C. B. “Ultrasensitive rapid detection of human serum antibody biomarkers by biomarker-capturing viral nanofibers.” ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 4475–4483.
  17.  Wang, J.; Wang, L.; Yang, M.; Zhu, Y.; Tomsia, A. P.; Mao, C. B. “Untangling the effects of peptide sequences and nanotopographies in a biomimetic niche for directed differentiation of iPSCs by assemblies of genetically engineered viral nanofibers.” Nano Letters, 2014, 14, 6850–6856. 
  18.  Liao, J.; Zhu, Y.; Zhou, Z.; Chen, J.; Tan, G.; Ning, C.; Mao, C. B. “Reversibly controlling preferential protein adsorption on bone implants by using an applied weak potential as a switch.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2014, 53, 13068-13072. 
  19.  Cao, B.; Yang, M.; Zhu, Y.; Qu, X.; Mao, C. B. “Stem cells loaded with nanoparticles as a drug carrier for in vivo breast cancer therapy.” Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 4627-4631. 
  20.  Wang, J.; Yang, M.; Zhu, Y.; Wang, L.; Tomsia, A. P.; Mao, C. B. “Phage nanofibers induce vascularized osteogenesis in 3D printed bone scaffolds.” Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 4961-4966. 
  21.  Rajala, A.; Wang, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Ranjo-Bishop, M.; Ma, J. X.; Mao, C. B.; Rajala, R. V. S. “Nanoparticle-assisted targeted delivery of eye-specific genes to eyes significantly improves the vision of blind mice in vivo.” Nano Letters, 2014, 14, 5257-5263. 
  22.  Cao, B.; Zhu, Y.; Wang, L.; Mao, C. B. “Controlled alignment of filamentous supramolecular assemblies of biomolecules into centimeter-scale highly ordered patterns by using nature-inspired magnetic guidance.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013, 52, 11750-11754. 
  23.  Gandra, N.; Wang, D.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Virus-mimetic cytoplasma cleavable nanoclusters for enhanced gene delivery to mesenchymal stem  cells.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013, 52, 11278-11281. 
  24.  Qiu, P.; Qu, X.; Brackett, D. J.; Lerner, M. R.; Li, D.; Mao, C. B. “Silica-based branched hollow microfibers as a biomimetic extracellular matrix for promoting tumor cell growth in vitro and in vivo.” Advanced Materials, 2013, 25, 2492-2496. 
  25.  Ma, K.; Wang, D-D.; Lin, Y.; Wang, J.; Petrenko, V.; Mao, C. B. “Synergetic targeted delivery of  sleeping-beauty transposon system to  mesenchymal stem cells using LPD nanoparticles modified with phage-displayed targeting peptide.” Advanced Functional Materials, 2013, 23, 1172-1181.
  26. Wang, F.; Nimmo, S.; Cao, B.; Mao, C. B. “Oxide formation on biological nanostructures via a structure-directing agent: towards an understanding of precise transcription.” Chemical Science, 2012, 3, 2639-2645.
  27.  Mao, C. B.; Wang, F.; Cao, B. “Controlling nanostructures of mesoporous silica fibers by supramolecular assembly of genetically modifiable bacteriophage.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2012, 51, 6411-6415. 
  28.  Cao, B.; Xu, H.; Mao, C. B. "Controlled self-assembly of rod-like bacterial pili particles into ordered lattices." Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011, 50, 6264-6268. 
  29.  Zhu, H.; Cao, B.; Zhen, Z.; A. Laxmi, Li, D.; Liu, S.; Mao, C. B. “Controlled growth and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells on grooved films assembled from monodisperse biological nanofibers with genetically tunable surface chemistries.” Biomaterials, 2011, 32, 4744-4752. 
  30.  Qiu, P.; Mao, C. B. "Viscosity gradient as a novel mechanism for the centrifugation-based separation of nanoparticles." Advanced Materials, 2011, 23, 4880-4885.
  31.  Qiu, P.; Jensen, C.; Charity, N.; Towner, R.; Mao, C. B. "Oil phase evaporation induces self-assembly of hydrophobic nanoparticles into spherical clusters with controlled surface chemistry in an oil-in-water dispersion and comparison of behaviors of individual and clustered iron oxide nanoparticles." Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 17724-17732. 
  32.  Qiu, P.; Mao, C. B. “Biomimetic branched hollow fibers templated by self-assembled fibrous polyvinylpyrrolidone structures in aqueous solution.” ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 1573-1579. 
  33.  Sreeram, K. J.; Narayan, S.; Abbineni, G.; Hayhurst, A.; Mao, C. B. “Architectonics of phage-liposome nanowebs as optimized photosensitizer vehicles for photodynamic cancer therapy.” Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 2010, 9, 2524-2535. 
  34.  Abbineni, G.; Modali, S.; Safiejko-Mroczka, B.; Petrenko, V. A.; Mao, C. B. “Evolutionary selection of new breast cancer cell-targeting peptides and phages with the cell-targeting peptides fully displayed on the major coat and their effects on actin dynamics during cell internalization.” Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2010, 7, 1629–1642. 
  35.  Mao, C. B.; Liu, A.; Cao, B. “Virus-based chemical and biological sensing.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2009, 48, 6790-6810. 
  36.  Wang, M.; Mi, C.; Wang, W.; Liu, C.; Wu, Y.; Xu, Z.; Mao, C. B.; Xu, S. K. “Immunolabelling and NIR-excited fluorescent imaging of HeLa cells by using NaYF4:Yb,Er  upconversion nanoparticles.” ACS Nano, 2009, 3, 1580-1586. 
  37.  Liu, A.; Abbineni, G.; Mao, C. B. “Nanocomposite films assembled from genetically engineered filamentous viruses and gold nanoparticles: nanoarchitecture- and humidity-tunable surface plasmon resonance spectra.” Advanced Materials, 2009, 21, 1001–1005. 
  38.  Wang, F.; Li, D.; Newton, S.; Klebba, P.; Mao, C. B. “Genetically modifiable flagella as templates for silica fibers: from hybrid nanotubes to 1D nanohole array.” Advanced Functional Materials, 2008, 18, 4007 - 4013.
  39.  Mao, C. B.; Solis, D. J.; Reiss, B. D.; Kottmann, S. T., Sweeney, R. Y.; Hayhurst, A.; Georgiou, G.; Iverson, B.; Belcher, A. M. “Virus-based toolkit for the directed synthesis of  magnetic and semiconducting nanowires.” Science, 2004, 303, 213-217. 
  40.  Mao, C. B.; Flynn, C. E.; Hayhurst, A.; Sweeney, R.; Qi, J.; Iverson, B.; Georgiou, G.; Belcher, A. M. “Viral assembly of oriented quantum dot nanowires.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2003, 100, 6946-6951.



(B) Recent Publications (since 2002):
 
Invited Book Chapters:
  1. Cao, B.; Xu, H.; Yang, M.; Mao, C. B. “Chapter 41: Virus-Based Cancer Therapeutics for Targeted Photodynamic Therapy”, in “Virus-Derived Nanoparticles for Advanced Technologies,” Editors: Christina Wege and George Lomonossoff. Series: Methods in Molecular Biology; Series Ed.: John M. Walker; Humana Press, Springer Science+Business Media; Berlin, London, New York; 2018, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7808-3.
  2. Wang, D.; Wang, L.; Mao, C. B. “Stem cell: peptide and protein-modified surfaces for cell niche," in “Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials.” 1st Ed.; Edited by Munmaya Mishra, Taylor and Francis Group, New York, USA, 2015, Volume 11, pp. 7565-7576.
  3. Li, X.; Mao, C. B. “Chapter 4: using phage as a platform to select cancer cell targeting peptides,” in “Virus Hybrids as Nanomaterials,” Methods in Molecular Biology Series, Edited by Banahalli Ratna and Baochuan Lin, Humana  Press, USA, 2014, volume 1108, pp. 57-68.
  4. Cao, B.; Xu, H.; Mao, C. B. “Chapter 10: phage as a template to grow bone mineral nanocrystals,” in “Virus Hybrids as Nanomaterials,” Methods in Molecular Biology Series, Edited by Banahalli Ratna and Baochuan Lin, Humana Press, USA, 2014, volume 1108, pp. 123-135.
  5.  Qiu, P.; Wang, L.; Mao, C. B. “TEM characterization of biological and inorganic nanocomposites,” in “TEM for Nanomaterials Characterization.” 3rd volume. Edited by Challa Kumar, Springer, 2013, pp. 1-41.
  6.  Li, D.; Mao, C. B. “Bio-inspired biomolecular supramolecular self-assemblies and their applications,” in “Bionanotechnology: Biological self-assembly and its applications.”  Edited by Bernd H. A. Rehm, Caister Acadmic Press: Norfolk, UK, 2013, pp. 145-166.
  7.  Mao, C. B. “Filamentous bacteriophages,” In “Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics,” 2nd edition, Edited by Stanley Maloy and Kelly Hughes, Academic Press: San Diego, 2013, vol. 1, pp. 39-41.
  8. Cao, B.; Mao, C. B. “Chapter 10: Phage-templated synthesis and assembly of inorganic nanomaterials,” in “Phage Nanobiotechnology.”  Edited by Valery A. Petrenko and George Smith, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, 2011, pp. 220-224.
  9. Abbineni, G.; Mao, C. B. “Design and applications of genetically engineered nanoconstructs,” in “Nanomaterials for Life Sciences: Nanocomposites.”  Edited by Challa Kumar, Wiley-VCH, 2010, pp. 241-271.


Published and Accepted Journal Articles:
 


  1. Wang, Z.; Ren, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Hao, L.; Cheng, Y.; An, G.; Wu, H.; Shi, X.; Mao, C. B. “A novel rapidly self-healing host-guest supramolecular hydrogel with high mechanical strength and excellent biocompatibility.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201804400.
  2. Jiang, T.; Kai, D.; Liu, S.; Huang, X.; Heng, S.; Zhao, J.; Chan, B. Q. Y.; Loh, X. J.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B.; Zheng, L. “Mechanically cartilage-mimicking poly(PCL-PTHF urethane)/collagen nanofibers induce chondrogenesis by blocking NF–kappa B signaling pathway. Biomaterials, 2018, 178, 281–292
  3. He, G.; Ma, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Yong, L.; Liu, X.; Wang, P.; Liang, C.; Yang, C.; Zhao, Z.; Hai, B.; Pan, X.; Liu, Z.; Liu, X.; Mao, C. B. “Cross talk between autophagy and apoptosis contributes to ZnO nanoparticles-induced human osteosarcoma cell death.” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2018, DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201800332..
  4. Li, L.; Wondraczek, L.; Li, L.; Zhang, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Peng, M.; Mao, C. B. “CaZnOS:Nd3+ emits tissue-penetrating near-infrared light upon force loading.” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2018, 10, 14509–14516.
  5. Fu, Y.; Li, X.; Ren, Z.; Mao, C. B.; Han, G. “Multifunctional electrospun nanofibers for enhancing localized cancer treatment.” Small, 2018, accepted.
  6. Dong, S.; Shi, H.; Zhang, X.; Chen, X.; Cao, D.; Mao, C. B.; Gao, X.; Wang, L. “Difunctional bacteriophage conjugated with photosensitizers for Candida albicans-targeting photodynamic inactivation.” International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2018, 13, 2199.
  7. Yang, M.; Wang, Y.; Tao, G.; Cai, R.; Wang, P.; Liu, L.; Ai, L.; Zuo, H.; Zhao, P.; Umar, A.; Mao, C. B.; He, H. “Fabrication of Sericin/Agrose Gel Loaded Lysozyme and Its Potential in Wound Dressing Application.” Nanomaterials, 2018, 8, 235.
  8. Pang, Y.; Mao, C. B.; Liu, S. R. “Encoding activities of non-coding RNAs.” Theranostics, 2018, 8, 2496-2507.
  9. Wang, L.; Long, N. J.; Li, L.; Lu, Y.; Li, M.; Cao, J.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Xu, S.; Yang, Z.; Mao, C. B.; Peng, M. “Multi-functional bismuth-doped bioglasses: combining bioactivity and photothermal response for bone tumor treatment and tissue repair.” Light: Science & Applications, 2018, 7, 1.
  10. Ning, C.; Zhou, Z.; Tan, G.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Electroactive polymers for tissue regeneration: Developments and perspectives.” Progress in Polymer Science, 2018, 81, 144–162.
  11. Li, L.; Lu, Y.; Jiang, C.; Zhu, Y.; Yan, X.; Hu, X.; Lin, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Peng, M.; Xia, H.; Mao, C. B. “Actively targeted deep-tissue imaging and photothermal-chemo therapy of breast cancer by antibody-functionalized drug-loaded x-ray-responsive bismuth sulfide@mesoporous silica core-shell nanoparticles.” Advanced Functional Materials, 2018, 28, 1704623. (Selected as an inside cover story)
  12. Yang, M.; Li, Y.; Huai, Y.; Wang, C.; Yi, W.; Mao, C. B. “Evolutionary selection of personalized melanoma cell/tissue dual-homing peptides for guiding bionanofibers to malignant tumors.” Chemical Communications, 2018, 54, 1631-1634.
  13. Lu, Y.; Li, L.; Zhu, Y.; Wang, X.; Li, M.; Lin, Z.; Hu, X.; Zhang, Y.; Yin, Q.; Xia, H.; Mao, C. B. “Multifunctional copper-containing carboxymethyl chitosan/alginate scaffolds for eradicating clinical bacterial infection and promoting bone formation.” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2018, 10, 127-138.
  14. Wang, Y.; Shi, H.; Dong, S.; Li, Y.; Wang, M.; Huai, Y.; Zhang, X.; Chen, X.; Mao, C. B.; Gao, X.; Wang, L. “Nontoxic engineered virus nanofiber as an efficient agent for prevention and detection of fungal infection.” Nano Research, 2018, 11, 2248-2255.
  15. Zhang, Q.; Yang, M. Y.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Metallic nanoclusters for cancer imaging and therapy,” Current Medicinal Chemistry, 2018, 25, 1379-1396. (Invited review article).
  16. Yang, M.; Shuai, Y.; Sunderland, K.; Mao, C. B. “Ice-templated protein nanoridges induce bone tissue formation.” Advanced Functional Materials, 2017, 27, 1703726.   
  17. Qu, X.; Qiu, P.; Yang, M.; Mao, C. B. “Guiding nanomaterials to tumors for breast cancer precision medicine: from tumor-targeting small-molecule discovery to targeted nanodrug delivery.” NPG Asia Materials, 2017, 9, e452.
  18. Li, Y.; Fu, Y.; Ren, Z.; Li, X.; Mao, C. B.; Han, G. “Enhanced cell up-taking of fluorescent drug-loaded nanoparticles via an implantable photothermal fibrous patch for more effective cancer cell killing.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2017, 5, 7504 - 7511.
  19. Yang, M.; Sunderland, K.; Mao, C. B. “Virus-derived peptides for clinical applications.” Chemical Reviews, 2017, 117, 10377-10402.
  20. Sunderland, K.; Yang, M.; Mao, C. B. “Phage-enabled nanomedicine: from probes to therapeutics in precision medicine.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2017, 56, 1964-1992.
  21. Yu, P.; Ning, C.; Zhang, Y.; Tan, G.; Lin, Z.; Liu, S.; Wang, X.; Yang, H.; Li, K.; Yi, X.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Bone-inspired spatially specific piezoelectricity induces bone regeneration.” Theranostics, 2017, 7,3387-3397.
  22. Ma, L.; Zhou, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Lin, Z.; Chen, L.; Zhang, Y.; Xia, H.; Mao, C. B. “3D printed personalized titanium plates improve clinical outcome in microwave ablation of bone tumors around the knee.” Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, 7626.
  23. Dong, X.; Yang, J.; Luo, L.; Zhang, Y.; Mao, C. B.; Sun, Y.; Lei, H.; Shen, Y.; Beier, R. C.; Xu, Z. “Portable amperometric immunosensor for histamine detection using Prussian blue-chitosan-gold nanoparticle nanocomposite films.” Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 2017, 98, 305-309.
  24. Zeng, X.; Ma, L.; Lin, Z.; Huang, W.; Huang, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Mao, C. B.“Relationship between Kellgren-Lawrence score and 3D kinematic gait analysis of patients with medial knee osteoarthritis using a new gait system.” Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, 4080.
  25. Wang, J.; Yang, S.; Li, C.; Miao, Y.; Zhu, L.; Mao, C. B.; Yang, M. Y. “Nucleation and assembly of silica into protein-based nanocomposites as effective anti-cancer drug carriers using self-assembled silk protein nanostructures as biotemplates.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9, 22259-22267.
  26. Lin, Y.; Ma, L.; Zhu, Y.; Lin, Z.; Yao, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Assessment of fracture risk in proximal tibia with tumorous bone defects by a finite element method.” Microscopy Research & Technique, 2017, 80, 975-984.
  27. Shuai, Y.; Yang, S.; Li, C.; Zhu, L.; Mao, C. B.; Yang, M. Y. “In situ protein-templated biomineralization and assembly of hydroxyapatite nano-needles into porous microspheres for pH-dependent sustained anticancer drug release.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2017, 5, 3945-3954.
  28. Mottaghitalab, F.; Rastegari, A.; Farokhi, M.; Dinarvand, R.; Hosseinkhani, H.; Atyabi, F.; Ou, K. L.; Pack, D. W.; Mao, C. B.; Dinarvand, M.; Fatahi, Y.; Atyabi, F. “Prospects of siRNA applications in regenerative medicine.” International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2017, 524, 312–329.
  29. Wang, J.; Ye, H.; Zhang, D.; Cheng, K.; Hu, Y.; Yu, X.; Lu, L.; Hu, J.; Zuo, C.; Qian, B.; Yu, Y.; Liu, S.; Liu, G.; Mao, C. B.; Liu, S. R. “Cancer-derived circulating microRNAs promote tumor angiogenesis by entering dendritic cells to degrade highly complementary microRNAs.” Theranostics, 2017, 7, 1407-1421.
  30. Wang, M.; Li, M.; Yu, A.; Zhu, Y.; Yang, M.; Mao, C. B. “Fluorescent nanomaterials for the development of latent fingerprints in forensic sciences.” Advanced Functional Materials, 2017,  27,1606243.
  31. Sadeghi, S. M.; Gutha, R. R.; Wing, W. J.; Sharp, C.; Capps, L.; Mao, C. B. “Biological sensing and control of emission dynamics of quantum dot bioconjugates using arrays of long metallic nanorods” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2017, 50, 145401.
  32. Ma, K., Fu, D., Yu, D., Cui, C., Wang, L., Guo, Z., Mao, C. B. “Targeted delivery of in situ PCR-amplified Sleeping Beauty transposon genes to cancer cells with lipid-based nanoparticle-like protocells.” Biomaterials, 2017, 121, 55–63.
  33. Sadeghi, S. M.; Mao, C. B. “Quantum sensing using coherent control of near-field polarization of quantum dot-metallic nanoparticle molecules.” Journal of Applied Physics, 2017, 121, 014309.
  34. Li, Y.; Cao, B.; Yang, M.; Zhu, Y.; Suh, J.; Mao, C. B. “Identification of novel short BaTiO3-binding/nucleating peptides for phage-templated in situ synthesis of BaTiO3 polycrystalline nanowires at room temperature.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 30714–30721.
  35. Wang, Y.; Wang, J.; Hao, H.; Cai, M.; Wang, S.; Ma, J.; Li, Y.; Mao, C. B.; Zhang, S. M. “In vitro and in vivo mechanism of bone tumor inhibition by selenium-doped bone mineral nanoparticles.” ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 9927–9937.
  36. Li, Y.; Zhou, Y.; Gu, T.; Wang, G.; Ren, Z.; Weng, W.; Li, X.; Han, G.; Mao, C. B. “A Multifunctional nanocrystalline CaF2:Tm,Yb@mSiO2 system for dual-triggered and optically monitored Doxorubicin delivery.” Particle & Particle Systems Characterization. 2016, 33, 896–905.
  37. Tan, G.; Wang, S.; Zhu, Y.; Zhou, L.; Yu, P.; Wang, X.; He, T.; Chen, J.; Mao, C. B.; Ning, C. “Surface-selective preferential production of reactive oxygen species on piezoelectric ceramics for bacterial killing.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 24306–24309.
  38. Liu, H.; Fu, Y.; Li, Y.; Ren, Z.; Li, X.; Han, G.; Mao, C. B. “A fibrous localized drug delivery platform with NIR-triggered and optically monitored drug release.” Langmuir, 2016, 32, 9083-9090.
  39. Qiu, P. H.; Yang, M.; Qu, X.; Huai, Y. Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Tuning photothermal properties of gold nanodendrites for in vivo cancer therapy within a wide near infrared range by simply controlling their degree of branching”. Biomaterials, 2016, 104, 138-144.
  40. Cao, B.; Yang, M.; Mao, C. B. “Phage as a genetically modifiable supramacromolecule in chemistry, materials and medicine.” Accounts of Chemical Research, 2016, 49, 1111-1120.
  41. Wang, Y.; Rajala, A.; Cao, B.; Ranjo-Bishop, M.; Agbaga, M.; Mao, C. B.; Rajala, R. V. S. “Cell-specific promoters enable lipid-based nanoparticles to deliver genes to specific cells of the retina in vivo.”  Theranostics, 2016, 6,1514-1527.
  42. Ning, C.; Yu, P.; Zhu, Y.; Yao, M.; Zhu, X.; Wang, X.; Lin, Z.; Li, W.; Wang, S.; Tan, G.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Built-in microscale electrostatic fields induced by anatase-rutile-phase transition in selective areas promote osteogenesis.” NPG Asia Materials, 2016, 8, e243.
  43. Li, X.; Li, Y.; Chen, X.; Li, B.; Gao, B.; Ren, Z.; Han, G.; Mao, C. B. “Optically monitoring mineralization and demineralization on photoluminescent bioactive nanofibers.” Langmuir, 2016, 32, 3226–3233.
  44. Huai, Y. Y.; Dong, S.; Zhu, Y.; Li, X.; Cao, B.; Wang, Y.; Gao, X.; Yang, M.; Wang, L.; Mao, C. B. “Genetically engineered virus nanofibers as an efficient vaccine for preventing fungal infection.” Advanced Healthcare Materials. 2016, 5, 786-794. (Selected as an inside cover story)
  45. Ma, L.; Xia, H.; Zhu, Y.; Zhou, Y.; Zhou, X.; Lin, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Mao, C. B. “3D-printed guiding templates for improved osteosarcoma resection.” Scientific Reports, 2016,6, 23335.
  46. Li, M.; Ma, Z.; Zhu, Y.; Xia, H.; Yao, M.; Chu, X.; Wang, X.; Yang, K.; Yang, M. Y.; Zhang, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Toward a molecular understanding of the antibacterial mechanism of copper-bearing titanium alloys against Staphylococcus aureus.” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2016, 5, 557-566 (Selected as a cover story)
  47.  Li, Y.; Hu, Q.; Miao, G.; Zhang, Q.; Yuan, B.; Zhu, Y.; Fu, X.; Chen, X.; Mao, C. B. “Size-dependent mechanism of intracellular localization and cytotoxicity of mono-disperse spherical mesoporous nano- and micron-bioactive glass particles.” Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 2016, 12, 863-877.
  48. Yang, M.; Wang, J.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Bio-templated growth of bone minerals from modified simulated body fluid on nanofibrous decellularized natural tissue.” Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 2016, 12, 753-761.
  49. Farokhi, M.; Mottaghitalab, F.; Shokrgozar, M. A.; Ou, K. L.; Mao, C. B.; Hosseinkhani, H. “Importance of dual delivery systems for bone tissue engineering.” Journal of Controlled Release, 2016, 225, 152-169.
  50. Ning, C.; Wang, S.; Zhu, Y.; Zhong, M.; Lin, X.; Zhang, Y.; Tan, G.; Li, M.; Yin, Z.; Yu, P.; Wang, X,; Li, Y.; He, T.; Chen, W.; Wang, Y.; Mao, C. B.Ti nanorod arrays with a medium density significantly promote osteogenesis and osteointegration.” Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 19047.
  51. Chen, J.; Dou, R.; Yang, Z.; Wang, X.; Mao, C. B., Gao, X.; Wang, L. “The effect and fate of water-soluble carbon nanodots in Maize (Zea mays L.).” Nanotoxicology, 2016, 10, 818-828.
  52. Chen, J.; Shanin, I. A.; Lv, S.; Wang, Q.; Mao, C. B.; Xu, Z.; Sun,Y.; Eremin, S. A.; Lei, H. “Heterologous strategy enhancing the sensitivity of the fluorescence polarization immunoassay of clinafloxacin in goat milk.” Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2016, 96, 1341-1346.
  53. Zhou, X.; Cao, P.; Zhu, Y.; Lu, W.; Gu, N.; Mao, C. B. “Phage-mediated counting by the naked eye of miRNA molecules with attomolar concentration in a Petri dish.” Nature Materials, 2015, 14, 1058–1064. 
  54. Wang, M.; Li, M.; Yu, A.; Wu, J.; Mao, C. B. “Rare earth fluorescent nanomaterials for enhanced development of latent fingerprints.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2015, 7, 28110-28115.
  55. Yang, Z.; Chen, J.; Dou, R.; Gao, X.; Mao, C. B.; Wang, L. “Assessment of phytotoxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles on two crop plants, maize (Zea mays L.) and rice (Oryza sativa L.).” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2015, 12, 15100-15109.
  56. Fu, Y.; Li, X.; Sun, C.; Ren, Z.; Weng, W.; Mao, C. B.; Han, G. “pH-triggered SrTiO3:Er nanofibers with optically-monitored and controlled drug delivery functionality.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7, 25514-25521.
  57. Ning, C.; Zhou, L.; Li, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Yu, P.; Wang, S.; He, T.; Li, W.; Tan, G.; Wang, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Influence of surrounding cations on the surface degradation of magnesium alloy implants under a compressive pressure.” Langmuir, 2015, 31, 13561-13570.
  58. Wang, D.; Yang, M.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Reiterated targeting peptides on the nanoparticle surface significantly promote targeted vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene delivery to stem cells.” Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 3897-3903.
  59. Zhang, Q.; Dong, H.; Li, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Zeng, L.; Gao, H.; Yuan, B..; Chen, X.; Mao, C. B. “Micro-grooved polymer substrates promote collective cell migration to accelerate fracture healing in an in vitro model.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7, 23336-23345.
  60. Wing, W. J.; Sadeghi, S. M.; Gutha, R. R.; Campbell, Q.; Mao, C. B. “Metallic nanoparticle shape and size effects on aluminum oxide-induced enhancement of exciton-plasmon coupling and quantum dot emission.” Journal of Applied Physics, 2015, 118, 124302.
  61. Cao, B.; Yang, M.; Wang, L.; Xu, H.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B.Cleaning” the surface of hydroxyapatite nanorods by a reaction-dissolution approach.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2015, 3, 7667-7672.
  62. Li, X.; Zhang, Q.; Ahmad, Z.; Huang, J.; Ren, Z.; Weng, W.; Han, G.; Mao, C. B. “Near-infrared luminescent CaTiO3: Nd3+ nanofibers with tunable and trackable drug release kinetics.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2015, 7449 - 7456.
  63. Mottaghitalab, F.; Hosseinkhani, H.; Shokrgozar, M. A.; Mao, C. B.; Yang, M. Y.; Farokhi, M. “Silk as a potential candidate for bone tissue engineering.” Journal of Controlled Release, 2015, 215, 112-128.
  64. Ning, C.; Wang, X.; Li, L.; Zhu, Y.; Li, M.; Yu, P. Zhou, L.; Zhou, Z.; Chen, J.; Tan, G.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Concentration ranges of antibacterial cations for showing the highest antibacterial efficacy but the least cytotoxicity against mammalian cells: implications for a new antibacterial mechanism.” Chemical Research in Toxicology, 2015, 28, 1815-1822 (Selected as a Front Cover).
  65. Zhang, Q.; Li, X.; Ren, Z.; Han, G.; Mao, C. B. “The synthesis of CaTiO3 nanofibers with controllable drug release kinetics.” European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2015, 27, 4532–4538 (Invited contribution for a special cluster issue on Nanobioinorganic Chemistry: converging inorganic chemistry and biology at the nanoscale. Selected as a Back Cover)
  66. Pan, P.; Wang, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Gao, X.; Ju, Z.; Qiu, P.; Wang, L.; Mao, C. B. “Nontoxic virus nanofibers improve the detection sensitivity for the anti-p53 antibody, a biomarker in cancer patients.” Nano Research, 2015, 8, 3562-3570.
  67. He, G.; Wu, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Liu, Y.; Li, N.; Li, M.; Zheng, G.; He, B.; Yin, Q.; Zheng, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Addition of Zn to the ternary Mg-Ca-Sr alloys significantly improves their antibacterial property.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2015, 3, 6676-6689.
  68. Wang, Y.; Hao, H.; Liu, H.; Wang, Y.; Li, Y.; Yang, G.; Ma, J.; Mao, C. B.; Zhang, S. M. “Selenite-releasing bone mineral nanoparticles retard tumor growth and improve healthy tissue functions in vivo.” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2015, 4, 1813-1818. (Selected as a front cover).
  69. Wang, M.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Synthesis of NIR-responsive NaYF4:Yb,Er upconversion fluorescent nanoparticles using an optimized solvothermal method and their applications in enhanced development of latent fingerprints on various smooth substrates.” Langmuir, 2015, 31, 7084-7090.
  70. Wang, J.; Yang, G.; Wang, Y.; Du, Y.; Liu, H.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B.; Zhang, S. “Chimeric protein template-induced shape control of bone mineral nanoparticles and its impact on stem cell fate.” Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 1987–1996.
  71. Gao, H.; Dong, H.; Cao, X., Fu, X.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B.; Wang, Y. “Effective spatial separation of PC12 and NIH3T3 cells by the microgrooved surface of biocompatible polymer substrates.” Langmuir, 2015, 31, 6797-806.
  72. Wang, Y.; Ju, Z.; Cao, B.; Gao, X.; Zhu, Y.; Qiu, P.; Xu, H.; Pan, P.; Bao, H.; Wang, L.; Mao, C. B. “Ultrasensitive rapid detection of human serum antibody biomarkers by biomarker-capturing viral nanofibers.” ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 4475-4483. 
  73. Yang, M.; Zhou, G.; Shuai, Y.; Wang, J.; Zhu, L.; Mao, C. B.Ca2+-induced self-assembly of Bombyx mori Silk sericin into a nanofibrous network-like protein matrix for directing controlled nucleation of hydroxylapatite nano-needles.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2015, 3, 2455 - 2462.
  74. Yang, M.; Zhou, G.; Castano, H.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Biomineralization of natural collagenous nanofibrous membranes and their potential use in bone tissue engineering.” Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 2015, 11, 447-456.
  75. Wang, M.; Li, M.; Yang, M.; Zhang, X.; Yu, A.; Zhu, Y.; Qiu, P.; Mao, C. B. “NIR-induced highly sensitive detection of latent fingermarks by NaYF4:Yb,Er upconversion nanoparticles in a dry powder state.” Nano Research, 2015, 8, 1800-1810.
  76. Wang, J.; Wang, L.; Yang, M.; Zhu, Y.; Tomsia, A. P.; Mao, C. B. “Untangling the effects of peptide sequences and nanotopographies in a biomimetic niche for directed differentiation of iPSCs by assemblies of genetically engineered viral nanofibers.” Nano Letters, 2014, 14, 6850–6856.
  77. Li, M.; Zhu, Y.; Zhang, H.; Li, L.; He, P.; Xia, H.; Zhang, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Delivery of inhibitor of growth 4 (ING4) gene significantly inhibits proliferation and invasion and promotes apoptosis of human osteosarcoma cells.” Scientific Reports, 2014, 4, 7380, DOI:10.1038/srep07380.
  78. Liao, J.; Zhu, Y.; Yin, Z.; Tan, G.; Ning, C.; Mao, C. B. “Tuning nano-architectures and improving bioactivity of conducting polypyrrole coating on bone implants by incorporating bone-borne small molecules.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2014, 2, 7872-7876.
  79. Patty, K.; Sadeghi, S. M.; Campbell, Q.; Hamilton, N.; West, R. G.; Mao, C. B. “Probing the structural dependency of photoinduced properties of colloidal quantum dots using metal-oxide photo-active substrates.” Journal of Applied Physics, 2014, 116, 114301. (Featured as a story "Making quantum dots glow brighter" at Science Daily and American Institute of Physics)
  80. Liao, J.; Zhu, Y.; Zhou, Z.; Chen, J.; Tan, G.; Ning, C.; Mao, C. B. “Reversibly controlling preferential protein adsorption on bone implants by using an applied weak potential as a switch.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2014, 53, 13068-13072.
  81. Rajala, A.; Wang, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Ranjo-Bishop, M.; Ma, J. X.; Mao, C. B.; Rajala, R. V. S. “Nanoparticle-assisted targeted delivery of eye-specific genes to eyes significantly improves the vision of blind mice in vivo.” Nano Letters, 2014, 14, 5257-5263.
  82. Yang, M.; Shuai, Y.; Zhou, G.; Mandal, N.; Zhu, L.; Mao, C. B. “Tuning molecular weights of Bombyx mori (B. mori) silk sericin to modify its assembly structures and materials formation.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6, 13782-13789.
  83. Li, L.; Li, M.; Li, D.; He, P.; Xia, H.; Zhang, Y.; Mao, C. B. “ Chemical functionalization of bone implants with nanoparticle-stabilized chitosan and methotrexate for inhibiting both osteoclastoma formation and bacterial infection.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2014, 2, 5952-5961. (Back cover)
  84. Polini, A.; Wang, J.; Bai, H.; Zhu, Y.; Tomsia, A. P.; Mao, C. B. “Stable biofunctionalization of hydroxyapatite (HA) surfaces by HA-binding/osteogenic modular peptides for inducing osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells.” Biomaterials Science, 2014, 2, 1779-1786.
  85. Hao, L.; Yang, H.; Du, C.; Fu, X.; Zhao, N.; Xu, S.; Cui, F.; Mao, C. B.; Wang, Y. “Directing the fate of human and mouse mesenchymal stem cells by hydroxyl-methyl mixed self-assembled monolayers with varying wettability.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2014, 2, 4794-4801. (Front cover)
  86. Cao, B.; Yang, M.; Zhu, Y.; Qu, X.; Mao, C. B. “Stem cells loaded with nanoparticles as a drug carrier for in vivo breast cancer therapy,” Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 4627-4631.
  87. Wang, J.; Yang, M.; Zhu, Y.; Wang, L.; Tomsia, A. P.; Mao, C. B. “Phage nanofibers induce vascularized osteogenesis in 3D printed bone scaffolds.” Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 4961-4966.
  88. Yang, M.; Shuai, Y.; Zhang, C.; Chen, Y.; Zhu, L.; Mao, C. B.; Ouyang, H. “Biomimetic nucleation of hydroxyapatite crystals mediated by Antheraea pernyi (A. pernyi) silk sericin promotes osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells.” Biomacromolecules, 2014, 15, 1185-1193.
  89. Patty, K. D.; Sadeghi, S. M.; Nejat, A.; Mao, C. B. “Enhancement of emission efficiency of colloidal CdSe quantum dots on silicon substrate via an ultra-thin layer of aluminum oxide.” Nanotechnology, 2014, 25, 155701.
  90. Sadeghi, S. M.; Hood, B.; Patty, K. D.; Mao, C. B. “Theoretical investigation of optical detection and recognition of single biological molecules using coherent dynamics of exciton-plasmon coupling.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2013, 117, 17344-17351. 
  91. Gandra, N.; Wang, D-D.; Zhu, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Virus-mimetic cytoplasma cleavable nanoclusters for enhanced gene delivery to mesenchymal stem cells.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013, 52:11278-11281.
  92. Li, D.; Mao, C. B. “One-pot synthesis of surface roughness controlled hollow silica spheres with enhanced drug loading and release profile under ambient conditions in aqueous solutions.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2013, 1, 5515-5520.
  93. Muragensan, M.; Abbineni, G.; Nimmo, S.; Cao, B.; Mao, C. B. “Virus-based photo-responsive nanowires formed by linking site-directed mutagenesis and chemical reaction,” Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 1820, DOI: 10.1038/srep01820.
  94. Wang, J.; Wang, L.; Li, X.; Mao, C. B. "Virus activated artificial ECM induces the osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells without osteogenic supplements." Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 1242, DOI:10.1038/srep01242.
  95. Qiu, P.; Qu, X.; Brackett, D. J.; Lerner, M. R.; Li, D.; Mao, C. B. “Silica-based branched hollow microfibers as a biomimetic extracellular matrix for promoting tumor cell growth in vitro and in vivo,” Advanced Materials, 2013, 25, 2492-2496.
  96. Ma, K.; Wang, D-D.; Lin, Y.; Wang, J.; Petrenko, V.; Mao, C. B. “Synergetic targeted delivery of sleeping-beauty transposon system to mesenchymal stem cells using LPD nanoparticles modified with phage-displayed targeting peptide.” Advanced Functional Materials, 2013, 23, 1172-1181.
  97. Cao, B.; Qiu, P.; Mao, C. B. “Mesoporous iron oxide nanoparticles prepared by polyacrylic acid etching and their application in gene delivery to mesenchymal stem cells.” Microscopy Research & Technique, 2013, 76, 936-941.
  98. Gandra, N.; Abbineni, G.; Qu, X.; Huai, Y.; Wang, L.; Mao, C. B. “Bacteriophage bionanowire as a carrier for both cancer-targeting peptides and photosensitizers and its use in selective cancer cell killing by photodynamic therapy.” Small, 2013, 9, 215-221.
  99. Cao, B.; Zhu, Y.; Wang, L.; Mao, C. B., “A general approach to controlled alignment of filamentous supramolecluar assemblies of biomolecules into centimeter-scale highly-ordered patterns through nature-inspired magnetic guidance,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013, 52, 11750-11754.
  100. Li, D.; Newton, S.; Klebba, P. E.; Mao, C. B. “Flagellar display of bone protein-derived peptides for studying peptide-mediated biomineralization.” Langmuir, 2012, 28, 16338-16346.
  101. Li, D.; Qu, X.; Newton, S. M. C.; Klebba, P. E.; Mao, C. B. “Morphology-controlled synthesis of silica nanotubes through pH- and sequence-responsive morphological change of bacterial flagellar biotemplates.” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 15702-15709.
  102. Li, D.; Mathew, B.; Mao, C. B. “Biotemplated synthesis of hollow double-layered core/shell titania/silica nanotubes under ambient conditions.” Small, 2012, 8, 3691-3697.
  103. Wang, J.; Yang, Q.; Mao, C. B.; Zhang, S. “Osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells on the collagen/silk fibroin bi-template-induced biomimetic bone substitutes.” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 2012, 100A, 2929–2938.
  104. Wang, F.; Nimmo, S.; Cao, B.; Mao, C. B. “Oxide formation on biological nanostructures via a structure-directing agent: towards an understanding of precise transcription.” Chemical Science, 2012, 3, 2639-2645.
  105. Mao, C. B.; Wang, F.; Cao, B. “Controlling nanostructures of mesoporous silica fibers by supramolecular assembly of genetically modifiable bacteriophage.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2012, 51, 6411-6415.
  106. Mi, C. C.; Tian, Z. H.; Han, B. F.; Mao, C. B.; Xu, S. K. “Microwave-assisted one-pot synthesis of water-soluble rare earth doped fluoride luminescent nanoparticles with tunable colors.” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2012, 525, 154-158.
  107. Zhang, J.; Mi, C.; Wu, H.; Huang, H.; Mao, C. B.; Xu, S. K. “Synthesis of NaYF4:Yb/Er/Gd up-conversion luminescent nanoparticles and luminescence resonance energy transfer based protein detection.” Analytical Biochemistry, 2012, 421, 673-679.
  108. Lin, Y.; Mao, C. B. “Bio-inspired supramolecular self-assembly towards soft nanomaterials.” Frontiers of Materials Science, 2011, 5, 247-265.
  109. Wu, J.; Qiu, T.; Pan, P.; Yu, D.; Ju, Z.; Qu, X.; Gao, X.; Mao, C. B.; Wang, L. “Detection of serum anti-p53 antibodies from patients with colorectal cancer in China using a combination of p53- and phage-ELISA: correlation to clinical parameters.” Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2011, 12, 2921-2924.
  110. Mi, C.; Tian, Z.; Cao, C.; Wang, Z.; Mao, C. B.; Xu, S. K. “Novel microwave-assisted solvothermal synthesis of NaYF4:Yb,Er upconversion nanoparticles and their application in cancer cell imaging.” Langmuir, 2011, 27, 14632–14637. (Highlighted as a story: “Fluorescent Nanoparticles Fresh From The Microwave,” in Chemical & Engineering News, November 3, 2011).
  111. Qiu, P.; Mao, C. B. "Viscosity Gradient as a Novel Mechanism for the Centrifugation-Based Separation of Nanoparticles." Advanced Materials, 2011, 23, 4880-4885.
  112. Mao, C. B. "Introduction: Bio and Nano Imaging and Analysis." Microscopy Research and Technique, 2011, 74, 559-562.
  113. Ma, K.; Shen, H.; Shen, S.; Xie, M.; Mao, C. B.; Qiu, L.; Jin, Y. “Development of a successive targeting liposome with multi-ligand for efficient targeting gene delivery." Journal of Gene Medicine, 2011, 13, 290–301.
  114. Cao, B.; Xu, H.; Mao, C. B. "Controlled self-assembly of rod-like bacterial pili particles into ordered lattices."Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011, 50, 6264-6268. (Selected as inside cover story)
  115. Zhu, H.; Cao, B.; Zhen, Z.; A. Laxmi, Li, D.; Liu, S.; Mao, C. B. “Controlled growth and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells on grooved films assembled from monodisperse biological nanofibers with genetically tunable surface chemistries.” Biomaterials, 2011, 32, 4744-4752.
  116. Xu, H.; Cao, B.; George, A.; Mao, C. B. “Controlled self-assembly and mineralization of genetically modifiable nanofibers driven by beta-structure formation.” Biomacromolecules, 2011, 12, 2193-2199.
  117. Cao, B.; Xu, H.; Mao, C. B. "Transmission electron microscopy as a tool to image bio-inorganic nanohybrids: The case of phage-gold nanocomposites." Microscopy Research and Technique, 2011, 74, 627-635. (Selected as cover)
  118. Mi, C.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, J.; Huang, H.; Xu, L.; Wang, S.; Fang, X.; Fang, J.; Mao, C. B.; Xu, S. K. "Biosynthesis and Characterization of CdS Quantum dots in Genetically Engineered Escherichia coli." Journal of Biotechnology, 2011, 153, 125-132.
  119. Wang, M.; Abbineni, G.; Clevenger, A.; Mao, C. B.; Xu, S. K. “Upconversion nanoparticles: synthesis, surface modification, and biological applications.” Nanomedicine, 2011, 7, 710-729.
  120. Xie, W.; Qiu, P.; Mao, C. B. “Bio-imaging, detection and analysis by using nanostructures as SERS substrates.” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21, 5190-5202.
  121. Chen, J.; Guo, C.; Wang, M.; Huang, L.; Wang, L.; Mi, C.; Li, J.; Fang, X.; Mao, C. B.; and Xu, S. “Controllable synthesis of NaYF4:Yb,Er upconversion nanophosphors and their application to in vivo imaging of Caenorhabditis elegans.” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21, 2632-2638.
  122. Qiu, P.; Jensen, C.; Charity, N.; Towner, R.; Mao, C. B. "Oil phase evaporation induces self-assembly of hydrophobic nanoparticles into spherical clusters with controlled surface chemistry in an oil-in-water dispersion and comparison of behaviors of individual and clustered iron oxide nanoparticles." Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 17724-17732.
  123.  Kalarical, J. S.; Narayan, S.; Abbineni, G.; Hayhurst, A.; Mao, C. B. “Architectonics of phage-liposome nanowebs as optimized photosensitizer vehicles for photodynamic cancer therapy.” Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 2010, 9, 2524-2535. (Selected as a Cover Story)
  124. Abbineni, G.; Modali, S.; Safiejko-Mroczka, B.; Petrenko, V. A.; Mao, C. B. “Evolutionary selection of new breast cancer cell-targeting peptides and phages with the cell-targeting peptides fully displayed on the major coat and their effects on actin dynamics during cell internalization.” Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2010, 7, 1629–1642.
  125. Zhu, Y.; Cao, B.; Nicholas, R.; Mao, C. B.; Kane, M. “Atomic layer deposition of Al2O3 on biological pili substrate.” ECS Transactions, Volume 33: Atomic Layer Deposition Applications 6. 2010, 43-48.
  126. He, T.; Abbineni, G.; Cao, B.; Mao, C. B. “Nanofibrous bio-inorganic hybrid structures formed through self-assembly and oriented mineralization of genetically engineered phage nanofibers.” Small, 2010, 6, 2230-2235.
  127. Wang, F.; Cao, B.; Mao, C. B. “Bacteriophage bundles with pre-aligned Ca2+ initiate the oriented nucleation and growth of hydroxyapatite.” Chemistry of Materials, 2010, 22, 3630-3636.
  128. Mi, C.; Zhang, J.; Gao, H.; Wu, X.; Wang, M.; Wu, Y.; Di, Y.; Xu, Z.; Mao, C. B.; Xu, S. K. “Multifunctional nanocomposites of superparamagnetic (Fe3O4) and NIR-responsive rare earth-doped upconversion fluorescent (NaYF4:Yb,Er) nanoparticles and their applications in biolabeling and fluorescent imaging of cancer cells.” Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 1141-1148.
  129. Qiu, P.; Mao, C. B. “Biomimetic branched hollow fibers templated by self-assembled fibrous polyvinylpyrrolidone structures in aqueous solution.” ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 1573-1579. (Selected as a Cover Story)
  130. Abbineni, G.; Safiejko-Mroczka, B.; Mao, C. B. “Development of an optimized protocol for studying the interaction of filamentous bacteriophage with mammalian cells by fluorescence microscopy.” Microscopy Research & Technique, 2010, 73, 548-554.
  131. Sun, P.; Zhang, H.; Liu, C.; Fang, J.; Wang, M.; Chen, J.; Zhang, J.; Mao, C. B.; Xu, S. K.. “Preparation and characterization of Fe3O4/CdTe magnetic/fluorescent nanocomposites and their applications in immuno-labeling and fluorescent imaging of cancer cells.” Langmuir, 2010, 26, 1278-1284.
  132. Wang, M.; Mi, C.; Zhang, Y.; Liu, J.; Li, F.; Mao, C. B.; Xu, S. K. “NIR-responsive silica-coated NaYbF4:Er/Tm/Ho upconversion fluorescent nanoparticles with tunable emission colors and their applications in immunolabeling and fluorescent imaging of cancer cells.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113, 19021–19027.
  133. Wang, M.; Hou, W.; Mi, C.; Li, F.; Yi, K.; Wang, W.; Teng, H.; Mao, C. B.; Xu, S. K. Immunoassay of goat anti-human immunoglobulin G antibody based on luminescence resonance energy transfer between near infrared responsive NaYF4:Yb,Er upconversion fluorescent nanoparticles and gold nanoparticles.” Analytical Chemistry, 2009, 81, 8783–8789.
  134. Ngweniform P.; Abbineni G.; Cao, B.; Mao, C. B. “Self-assembly of drug-loaded liposomes on genetically engineered target-recognizing M13 phage: a novel nanocarrier for targeted drug delivery.” Small, 2009, 5, 1963-1969.
  135. Mao, C. B.; Liu, A.; Cao, B. “Virus-based chemical and biological sensing.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2009, 8, 6790-6810.
  136. Wang, M.; Mi, C.; Wang, W.; Liu, C.; Wu, Y.; Xu, Z.; Mao, C. B.; Xu, S. K. “Immunolabelling and NIR-excited fluorescent imaging of HeLa cells by using NaYF4:Yb,Er upconversion nanoparticles.” ACS Nano, 2009, 3, 1580-1586.
  137. Cao, B.; Mao, C. B. “Identification of microtubule-binding domains on microtubule-associated proteins by major coat phage display technique.” Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10, 555-564.
  138. Wang, F.; Mao, C. B. “Nanotubes connected to a micro-tank: hybrid micro-/nano-silica architectures transcribed from living bacteria as bioreactors.” Chemical Communications, 2009, 1222-1224.
  139. Ngweniform P.; Li, D.; Newton, S.; Klebba, P.; Mao, C. B. “Self-assembly of drug-loaded liposomes on genetically engineered protein nanotubes: A potential anti-cancer drug delivery vector.” Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 954–956.
  140. Liu, A.; Abbineni, G.; Mao, C. B. “Nanocomposite films assembled from genetically engineered filamentous viruses and gold nanoparticles: nanoarchitecture- and humidity-tunable surface plasmon resonance spectra.” Advanced Materials, 2009, 21, 1001–1005.
  141. Qiu, P.; Mao, C. B. "Seed-mediated shape evolution of gold nanomaterials: from spherical nanoparticles to polycrystalline nanochains and single-crystalline nanowires", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2009, 11, 885-894.
  142. Wang, F.; Li, D.; Newton, S.; Klebba, P.; Mao, C. B. “Genetically modifiable flagella as templates for silica fibers: from hybrid nanotubes to 1D nanohole array.” Advanced Functional Materials, 2008, 18, 4007 - 4013.
  143. Mao, C. B. “Bio-Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials: Strategies, Syntheses, Characterization and Application.” ChemBioChem, 2008, 9, 2333 -2334.
  144. Modali, S.; Abbineni, G.; Jayanna, P.; Petrenko, V.; Mao, C. B. “Evolutionary selection of bone mineral hydroxyapatite binding peptide using landscape phage library.” Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine, and Bio Materials, 2008, CRC Press, Vol. 2, pp 465 – 467.
  145. Cao, B.; Mao, C. B. “Oriented nucleation of hydroxylapatite crystals on spider dragline silks.” Langmuir, 2007, 23, 10701-10705.
  146. Mao, C. B. “Nanomaterials Characterization: Structures, Compositions, and Properties.” Microscopy Research & Technique, 2006, 69, 519-521. (mini-review)
  147. Tang, S.; Mao, C. B.; Liu, Y. R.; Kelly, D. Q.; Banerjee, S. K. “Protein-mediated nanocrystal assembly for flash memory fabrication.” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 2007, 54, 433-438.
  148. Mao, C. B.; Solis, D. J.; Reiss, B. D.; Kottmann, S. T., Sweeney, R. Y.; Hayhurst, A.; Georgiou, G.; Iverson, B.; Belcher, A. M. “Virus-based toolkit for the directed synthesis of magnetic and semiconducting nanowires.” Science, 2004, 303, 213-217.
  149. Reiss, B. D.; Mao, C. B.; Solis, D. J.; Ryan, K. S.; Thomson, T.; Belcher, A. M. “Biological routes to ferromagnetic metal alloy nanostructures.” Nano Letters, 2004, 4, 1127-1132.
  150. Flynn, C. E.; Mao, C. B. (co-first author); Hayhurst, A.; Williams, J.; Georgiou, G.; Iverson, B.; Belcher, A. M. “Synthesis and organization of nanoscale II-VI semiconductor materials using evolved peptide specificity and viral capsid assembly.” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2003, 13, 2414-2421.
  151. Sweeney, R.; Mao, C. B.; Gao, X.; Burt, J. L.; Belcher, A.; Georgiou, G.; Iverson, B. “Bacterial biosynthesis of cadmium sulfide nanocrystals.” Chemistry & Biology, 2004, 11, 1553-1559.
  152. Mao, C. B.; Flynn, C. E.; Hayhurst, A.; Sweeney, R.; Qi, J.; Iverson, B.; Georgiou, G.; Belcher, A. M. “Viral assembly of oriented    quantum dot nanowires.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 2003, 100, 6946-6951.
  153. Mao, C. B.; Qi, J.; Belcher, A. M. “Building quantum dots into solids with well-defined shapes.” Advanced Functional Materials, 2003, 13, 648-656.
  154. Qi, J.; Mao, C. B.; Belcher, A. M.; White, J. M. “Optical anisotropy in individual CdS quantum dot ensembles.” Physical Review B, 2003, 68, 125319. 
  155. Lee, S. W.; Mao, C. B.; Flynn, C. E.; Belcher, A. M. “Ordering of quantum dots using genetically engineered viruses.”  Science, 2002, 296, 892-895.


Honors and Awards of Group Members (Click to go back to top)

Graduate student Kegan Sunderland, Roger Frech Award for outstanding performance in research, 2017.

Graduate student Wang Lin, Award for outstanding performance in research, 2016.

Graduate students Wang Lin and Hong Xu, Belle W. Goodman Scholarship Award for outstanding performance in research, 2014.

Two graduate students (Xin Li and Lin Wang) won Lloyd E. Swearingen Award for outstanding performance in research, 2013.

Two graduate Student (Dongdong Wang and Amy Hong Xu) won Belle W. Goodman Scholarship for outstanding scholarship, 2013.

Graduate Student Hong Xu, Departmental Graduate Award for outstanding performance in research, 2012



Undergraduate student James Griffith, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program award, OU Honors College, 2011


Two Graduate Students (Gopal Abbineni, and Hong Xu), Departmental Graduate Awards for outstanding performance in research, 2011


Three Graduate Students (Binrui Cao, Gopal Abbineni, and Penghe Qiu), Departmental Graduate Awards for outstanding performance in research, 2010


Two Undergraduate Students (Christina Jensen and April Clevenger), Departmental Undergraduate Awards, 2010


Graduate student Gopal Abbineni, T.H. Lee Williams International Travel Scholarship, 2009


Graduate student Binrui Cao, Robbertson Conference Presentation & Creative Exhibition Travel Award, 2009


Graduate student Binrui Cao, Lloyd E. Swearingen Award for his outstanding performance in research, 2009


Graduate student Gopal Abbineni, 1st place award in Science Category on OU Research & Performance Day at National Weather Center, 2009


Graduate Student Penghe Qiu, Robberson Conference Presentation & Creative Exhibition Travel Award, 2009


Graduate student Gopal Abbinenni, Robberson Conference Presentation & Creative Exhibition Travel Award, 2009


Undergraduate student Christina Jensen, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program award, OU Honors College, 2009


Undergraduate student Mohammed Malik, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program award, OU Honors College, 2008


Undergraduate student David Freeman, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program award, OU Honors College, 2007


Undergraduate student Yen Nguyen, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program award, OU Honors College, 2006



Selected Research Highlights in News Media (click to go back to top)

Fluorescent Nanoparticles Fresh From The Microwave.” Chemical & Engineering News, November 3, 2011

Creating new delivery systems for cancer drugs.” Texas Biomedical Research Institute 

Therapy targets cancer cells,” The Oklahoma Daily, October 4, 2010

Nanotechnology research lands OU professor national recognition.” The Oklahoma Daily, September 9, 2010

“OU Professor initiates Native American Nanotechnology Outreach (NANO) at the Creek Nation Housing Authority,” Muskogee
       Daily Times, August 12, 2010


 “OU Nanotechnology Professor Encourages Native Involvement,” Muskogee Nation News, August 15, Vol 40, Issue 14, 2010

Young professor at OU launches Native American Nanotechnology Outreach (NANO) initiative.” Oklahoma Nanotechnology
       Initiative (ONI), June 2008.

  “Nanotechnology Getting Some Biology,” The Oklahoma Daily, November 28, 2007

 
                                     



Equipment and Facilities (click to go back to top)

Laboratory:

Dr. Mao’s research space includes three dedicated lab rooms within the brand new Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center at the University of Oklahoma (OU): (1) One room with five modules (1869 net square feet) for work related to chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology, equipped with fume hoods, benches, microplate reader, gel electrophoresis, nanophotometers, centrifuge machines, FT-IR spectrometer etc; (2) One room (115 net square feet) dedicated to mammalian cell and tissue cultures equipped with biosafety cabinet, inverted microscope, Millipore pure water, CO2 incubator, centrifuge machines, refrigerator, and liquid nitrogen tank; (3) One room (222 net square feet) for bacterial cell culture and phage display work, equipped with freezers, refrigerators, biosafety cabinet, shaking incubators, centrifuge machines, etc. In addition, two rooms (219 and 112, net square feet) are dedicated to offices for students and postdocs and are equipped with book shelves. Therefore, the PI’s own lab space is 2,772 nsf in total. Maintenance of the laboratory space is supported by the campus physical plant. Dr. Mao’s lab is located about 25 min away from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (OUHSC) and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), where Dr. Mao’s research group has convenient access to biomedical research facilities indicated below.

Animal:

The University's brand new animal care facility is in the building that houses the PI's laboratory and is actually neighboring the PI’s laboratory. The facility is composed of rooms dedicated to animal housing, animal handling and surgery. Animals will be housed for a nominal fee. The animals such as mice and rats are cared for according to PHS and IACUC guidelines. University staff veterinarians care for and monitor the animals.

Equipment in Dr. Mao group’s own lab space:

Four chemical fume hoods for nanomaterials synthesis, two bio-safety cabinets (one for bacterial cell culture and another for mammalian cell culture, in two different rooms), two high voltage gel electrophoresis apparatuses (one for DNA electrophoresis and another for protein electrophoresis), two power supplies for gel electrophoresis, one PCR thermocycler for DNA amplification and phage display, One real-time PCR machine from Bio-Rad, one Western blot apparatus for immunoblots, one transilluminator for gel imaging, one DNA hybridization oven, one cell dismembrator, one Millipore water purification system, one Beckman high performance centrifuge for phage purification, one bench-top centrifuge, two freezers (-20 and -80oC), three refrigerators, three shaking incubators for phage amplification and bacterial cell culture, one rocker, one rotator, one BOD incubator, two CO2 incubators for mammalian cell culture, two liquid nitrogen tanks to store mammalian cells, one Ethylene oxide gas sterilizer, one anesthesia machine for animal surgery, one ultrasonicator, one freeze-dryer, one extruder for liposome synthesis, two hot-plates, two analytical balances, one top-loading balance, two water baths, two dry baths, two pH and conductivity meters, one oven, one furnace with programmable temperature control, two vacuum pumps, one Nanophotometer, One Bio-Tek Microplate reader (with absorption and fluorescence reading capabilities), one inverted microscope to visualize mammalian cells, one inverted Nikon microscope (with fluorescence, dark field, bright field, phase contrast, DIC imaging capabilities), three laser systems for photodynamic and photothermal therapy study (with wavelengths of 980 nm, 808 nm and 660 nm), One laser power meter, one Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer, one Bio-AFM (Biological atomic force microscope, Bruker Catalysis).

Other Resources:

(1) On-campus core microscope facility (Samuel Roberts Noble Electron Microscopy Laboratory).

 

(2) Departmental major equipment facilities: NMR spectrometers, mass spectrometer (MS), circular dichorism (CD) spectrometer, electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometer (EPR), X-ray diffractometers for small molecule and protein studies.

 

(3) Departmental electronic shop and glass blowing facility.

 

(4) OU Confocal Microscopy Facilities.

 

(5) Micro-CT (Scanco VivaCT40) at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF).

 

(6) Zeiss LSM-710 Multiphoton Laser Microscope at OMRF for imaging both cells/tissues and live animals.

 

(7) OU Health Science Center: DNA sequencing and peptide sequencing; MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer, histological analysis.

 

(8) Core Imaging Facility at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF).

 

(9) Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core Facility at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF, in Oklahoma City).

 

(10) BIACORE Core Facility at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF).

 

(11) Small animal MRI imaging facility at OMRF.


(12) Facilities at OU Cancer Center: Bioluminescence and X-Ray Imaging.