Publications

2016
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

PMID: 26799189

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.

2016_soft_matter_park.pdf
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
2015
Sharma, Y. ; Vargas, D. A. ; Pegoraro, A. F. ; Lepzelter, D. ; Weitz, D. A. ; Zaman, M. H. Collective motion of mammalian cell cohorts in 3D. Integrative Biology 2015, 7 1526–1533. 2015_ib_sharma.pdf
Henderson, S. J. ; Xia, J. ; Stafford, A. R. ; Leslie, B. A. ; Fredenburgh, J. C. ; Weitz, D. A. ; Weitz, J. I. Zn2+ accelerates clot formation, modifies clot structure, and promotes clot stability. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2015, 13, 56.
Amstad, E. ; Spaepen, F. ; Weitz, D. A. Crystallization of undercooled liquid fenofibrate. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2015, 17, 30158–30161. 2015_pccp_amstad.pdf
Rotem, A. ; Ram, O. ; Shoresh, N. ; Sperling, R. A. ; Goren, A. ; Weitz, D. A. ; Bernstein, B. E. Single-cell ChIP-seq reveals cell subpopulations defined by chromatin state. Nature biotechnology 2015, 33, 1165–1172. 2015_natbiotech_rotem.pdf
Jensen, M. H. ; Morris, E. J. ; Weitz, D. A. Mechanics and dynamics of reconstituted cytoskeletal systems. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Molecular Cell Research 2015, 1853, 3038–3042. 2015_bba_jensen.pdf
Vogel, N. ; Utech, S. ; England, G. T. ; Shirman, T. ; Phillips, K. R. ; Koay, N. ; Burgess, I. B. ; Kolle, M. ; Weitz, D. A. ; Aizenberg, J. Color from hierarchy: Diverse optical properties of micron-sized spherical colloidal assemblies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2015, 112, 10845–10850. 2015_pnas_vogel.pdf
Hackelbusch, S. ; Rossow, T. ; Steinhilber, D. ; Weitz, D. A. ; Seiffert, S. Hybrid Microgels with Thermo-Tunable Elasticity for Controllable Cell Confinement. Advanced healthcare materials 2015, 4 1841–1848. 2015_advhealthmater_hackelbusch.pdf
Zhang, H. ; Cockrell, S. K. ; Kolawole, A. O. ; Rotem, A. ; Serohijos, A. W. R. ; Chang, C. B. ; Tao, Y. ; Mehoke, T. S. ; Han, Y. ; Lin, J. S. ; et al. Isolation and analysis of rare norovirus recombinants from co-infected mice using drop-based microfluidics. Journal of virology 2015, JVI–01137. 2015_jvi_zhang.pdf
Abbaspourrad, A. ; Zhang, H. ; Tao, Y. ; Cui, N. ; Asahara, H. ; Zhou, Y. ; Yue, D. ; Koehler, S. A. ; Ung, W. L. ; Heyman, J. ; et al. Label-free single-cell protein quantification using a drop-based mix-and-read system. Scientific reports 2015, 5. 2015_srep_abbaspourrad.pdf
Utech, S. ; Prodanovic, R. ; Mao, A. S. ; Ostafe, R. ; Mooney, D. J. ; Weitz, D. A. Microfluidic Generation of Monodisperse, Structurally Homogeneous Alginate Microgels for Cell Encapsulation and 3D Cell Culture. Advanced healthcare materials 2015, 4 1628–1633. 2015_advancedhealthcarematerials_utech.pdf
Mazutis, L. ; Vasiliauskas, R. ; Weitz, D. A. Microfluidic Production of Alginate Hydrogel Particles for Antibody Encapsulation and Release. Macromolecular Bioscience 2015, n/a–n/a. Publisher's Version 2015_macromolecularbioscience_mazutis.pdf
Chang, C. B. ; Wilking, J. N. ; Kim, S. - H. ; Shum, H. C. ; Weitz, D. A. Monodisperse Emulsion Drop Microenvironments for Bacterial Biofilm Growth. Small 2015, 11, 3954–3961. Publisher's Version 2015_small_chang.pdf

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