Publications by Year: 2016

Xu, Z. ; Huang, X. ; Wang, P. ; Wang, H. ; Weitz, D. A. Optimization and development of a universal flow-based microfluidic gradient generator. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 2016, 20, 1–10. 2016_microfluid_nanofluid_xu.pdf
Choi, C. - H. ; Wang, H. ; Lee, H. ; Kim, J. H. ; Zhang, L. ; Mao, A. ; Mooney, D. J. ; Weitz, D. A. One-step generation of cell-laden microgels using double emulsion drops with a sacrificial ultra-thin oil shell. Lab on a Chip 2016, 16, 1549–1555. 2016_labchip_choi.pdf
Choi, C. - H. ; Lee, H. ; Abbaspourrad, A. ; Kim, J. H. ; Fan, J. ; Caggioni, M. ; Wesner, C. ; Zhu, T. ; Weitz, D. A. Triple Emulsion Drops with An Ultrathin Water Layer: High Encapsulation Efficiency and Enhanced Cargo Retention in Microcapsules. Advanced Materials 2016, 3340–3344. 2016_advmater_choi.pdf
Chen, Q. ; Utech, S. ; Chen, D. ; Prodanovic, R. M. ; Lin, J. - M. ; Weitz, D. A. Controlled Assembly of Heterotypic cells in a Core-Shell Scaffold: Organ in a Droplet. Lab on a Chip 2016. 2016_labchip_chen.pdf
Zhao, X. ; Liu, S. ; Yildirimer, L. ; Zhao, H. ; Ding, R. ; Wang, H. ; Cui, W. ; Weitz, D. Injectable Stem Cell-Laden Photocrosslinkable Microspheres Fabricated Using Microfluidics for Rapid Generation of Osteogenic Tissue Constructs. Advanced Functional Materials 2016. 2016_adfm_zhao.pdf
Cui, N. ; Zhang, H. ; Schneider, N. ; Tao, Y. ; Asahara, H. ; Sun, Z. ; Cai, Y. ; Koehler, S. A. ; de Greef, T. F. A. ; Abbaspourrad, A. ; et al. A mix-and-read drop-based in vitro two-hybrid method for screening high-affinity peptide binders. Scientific reports 2016, 6. 2016_srep_cui.pdf
Ridge, K. M. ; Shumaker, D. ; Robert, A. ; Hookway, C. ; Gelfand, V. I. ; Janmey, P. A. ; Lowery, J. ; Guo, M. ; Weitz, D. A. ; Kuczmarski, E. ; et al. Chapter Fourteen - Methods for Determining the Cellular Functions of Vimentin Intermediate Filaments. In Intermediate Filament Proteins; Omary, M. B. ; Liem, R. K. H., Ed. Academic Press, 2016; Vol. 568, pp. 389 - 426. Publisher's Version 2016_methods_in_enzymology_ridge.pdf
Keita, E. ; Koehler, S. A. ; Faure, P. ; Weitz, D. A. ; Coussot, P. Drying kinetics driven by the shape of the air/water interface in a capillary channel . The European Physical Journal E 2016, 39, 23. 2016_eurphysje_keita.pdf
Lee, H. ; Choi, C. - H. ; Abbaspourrad, A. ; Wesner, C. ; Caggioni, M. ; Zhu, T. ; Weitz, D. A. Encapsulation and Enhanced Retention of Fragrance in Polymer Microcapsules. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016, 8 4007-4013. Publisher's Version 2016_acsappliedmaterialsinterface_lee.pdf

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Verissimo, C. ; Abbaspourrad, A. ; Sunter, K. ; Capasso, F. ; Moshkalev, S. ; Weitz, D. Hydrothermal Synthesis and Properties of Hierarchical ZnO and Eu-doped ZnO 3D Structures. In une; 2016; Vol. 13, pp. 15. 2016_verissimo.pdf
Spencer, S. J. ; Tamminen, M. V. ; Preheim, S. P. ; Guo, M. T. ; Briggs, A. W. ; Brito, I. L. ; Weitz, D. A. ; Pitkanen, L. K. ; Vigneault, F. ; Virta, M. P. J. ; et al. Massively parallel sequencing of single cells by epicPCR links functional genes with phylogenetic markers. ISME JOURNAL 2016, 10, 427-436. 2016_isme_spencer.pdf
Wagner, O. ; Thiele, J. ; Weinhart, M. ; Mazutis, L. ; Weitz, D. A. ; Huck, W. T. S. ; Haag, R. Biocompatible fluorinated polyglycerols for droplet microfluidics as an alternative to PEG-based copolymer surfactants. Lab on a Chip 2016, 16, 65–69. 2016_labchip_wagner.pdf
Park, J. - S. ; Kim, D. ; Shin, J. H. ; Weitz, D. A. Efficient nematode swimming in a shear thinning colloidal suspension. Soft Matter 2016, -. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The swimming behavior of a nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) is investigated in a non-Newtonian shear thinning colloidal suspension. At the onset value ([curly or open phi] [similar] 8%), the suspension begins to exhibit shear thinning behavior, and the average swimming speed of worms jumps by approximately 12% more than that measured in a Newtonian solution exhibiting no shear dependent viscosity. In the shear thinning regime, we observe a gradual yet significant improvement in swimming efficiency with an increase in [curly or open phi] while the swimming speed remains nearly constant. We postulate that this enhanced swimming can be explained by the temporal change in the stroke form of the nematode that is uniquely observed in a shear thinning colloidal suspension: the nematode features a fast and large stroke in its head to overcome the temporally high drag imposed by the viscous medium, whose effective viscosity ([small eta]s) is shown to drop drastically, inversely proportional to the strength of its stroke. Our results suggest new insights into how nematodes efficiently maneuver through the complex fluid environment in their natural habitat.

Henderson, S. J. ; Xia, J. ; Wu, H. ; Stafford, A. R. ; Leslie, B. A. ; Fredenburgh, J. C. ; Weitz, D. A. ; Weitz, J. I. ; others,. Zinc promotes clot stability by accelerating clot formation and modifying fibrin structure. Thrombosis and haemostasis 2016, 115, 115. 2016_thrombosis_haemostasis_henderson.pdf