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Full List of Publications, April 2016- March 2020


LaBelle, J., Ramos-Martinez, A., Shen, K., Motta-Mena L.B., Gardner, K.H., Materna, S.C., and Woo, S. Zebrafish. 18(1) Feb 2021.20-28.


Shi, H., Quint, D., Grason, G., Gopinathan, A., Huang, K.C. "Chiral twisting in cytoskeletal polymers regulates filament size and orientation," Nature Communications, 2020
Holehouse and Sukenik, "Controlling Structural Bias in Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Using Solution Space Scanning," J. Chem. Theor. Comput., 2020
Castellanos, M., Mothi, N., Muñoz, V. "Eukaryotic transcription factors can track and control their target genes using DNA antennas," Nat. Commun., 2020
Mothi, N., Sadqi, M., Muñoz, V. "Catching Fast Protein Folding in the Act: Resolving (Un)Folding Transition Paths using Advanced Single-molecule Spectroscopy." Biophys. J. , 2020
Duclos, G., et al. "Topological structure and dynamics of three dimensional active nematics," Science, 2020 (Beller)


Lopes, J., Quint, David A., Chapman, D. E., Xu, M., Gopinathan, A., & Hirst, L. S. (2019). Membrane mediated motor kinetics in microtubule gliding assays. Scientific Reports,9(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-019-45847-z
G. Boniello, Y. Luo, D.A. Beller, F. Serra, and K.J. Stebe. “Colloids in confined liquid crystals: a plot
twist in the lock-and-key mechanism”, Soft Matter, DOI: 10.1039/C9SM00788A (2019). [link]
A. Suh, M.-J. Gim, D. Beller, and D.K. Yoon. “Topological defects and geometric memory across the
nematicsmectic A liquid crystal phase transition”, Soft Matter, DOI: 10.1039/C9SM00781D (2019). [link]
S. Chu, M. Kardar, D.R. Nelson, and D.A. Beller. "Evolution in range expansions with competition at rough boundaries", Journal of Theoretical Biology, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2019.06.018 (2019). [link]
Y. Luo, T. Yao, D.A. Beller, F. Serra, and K.J. Stebe. "Deck the walls with anisotropic colloids in nematic liquid crystals", Langmuir, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01811 (2019) [link]
Alba, E. D. (2019). Structure, interactions and self-assembly of ASC-dependent inflammasomes. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. doi:10.1016/
Girish, V., Pazzi, J., Li, A., & Subramaniam, A. B. (2019). Fabrics of Diverse Chemistries Promote the Formation of Giant Vesicles from Phospholipids and Amphiphilic Block Copolymers. Langmuir,35(28), 9264-9273. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01621
Wong, L., Kumar, A., Gabela-Zuniga, B., Chua, J., Singh, G., Happe, C. L., . . . McCloskey, K. E. (2019). Substrate Stiffness Directs Diverging Vascular Fates. Acta Biomaterialia. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2019.07.030
Amanda J. Tan, Eric Roberts, Spencer Smith, Ulyses Alvarado, Jorge Arteaga, Sam Fortini, Kevin Mitchell, and Linda S. Hirst, Topological chaos in active nematics, Aug 5th, NATURE PHYSICS (2019) Link


Nambayan, R. J., Sandin, S. I., Quint, David A., Satyadi, D. M., & Alba, E. D. (2018). The inflammasome adapter ASC assembles into filaments with integral participation of its two Death Domains, PYD and CARD. Journal of Biological Chemistry,294(2), 439-452. doi:10.1074/jbc.ra118.004407
Wilson, J. O., Quint, David A., Gopinathan, A., & Xu, J. (2018). Cargo diffusion shortens single-kinesin runs at low viscous drag. doi:10.1101/391284
Li A, Pazzi J, Xu M, Subramaniam AB. Cellulose Abetted Assembly and Temporally Decoupled Loading of Cargo into Vesicles Synthesized from Functionally Diverse Lamellar Phase Forming Amphiphiles. 2018;19(3):849–859.
Hashmi A, Lucey FR, Sadqi M, Muñoz V. Coiled Coil Proteins as Scaffold for Broad Range, Ultrafast Biosensors. 2018;114(3).
Wong L, Pegan JD, Gabriela-Zuniga B, Khine M, McCloskey KE. Leaf-inspired microcontact printing vascular patterns. 2017;9(2):021001.
Li Q, King SJ, Xu J. Native Kinesin-1 does not Preferentially Bind to GTP-Rich Microtubules in vitro. 2018;114(3).
Li Q, Tseng K-F, King SJ, Qiu W, Xu J. A Fluid Membrane Enhances the Velocity of Cargo Transport by Small Teams of Kinesin-1. 2018;114(3).



Faysal KMR, Park JS, Nguyen J, Garcia L, Subramaniam AB. Lipid Bilayers Are Long-Lived on Solvent Cleaned Plasma-Oxidized poly(dimethyl)siloxane (ox-PDMS). 2017;12(1).
Chu X, Muñoz V. Roles of conformational disorder and downhill folding in modulating protein–DNA recognition. 2017;19(42):28527–28539.
Ando D, Gopinathan A. Cooperative Interactions between Different Classes of Disordered Proteins Play a Functional Role in the Nuclear Pore Complex of Baker’s Yeast. 2017;12(1).
Quint MT, Sarang S, Quint, David A., Keshavarz A, Stokes BJ, Subramaniam AB, Huang KC, Gopinathan A, Hirst LS, Ghosh S. Plasmon-actuated nano-assembled microshells. 2017;7(1).


V. Muñoz, L.A. Campos, M. Sadqi, (2016) Limited cooperativity in protein folding. Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 36: 58-66.
J. Schönfelder, R. Perez-Jimenez & V. Muñoz (2016) A Simple Two-State Protein Unfolds Mechanically via Multiple Heterogeneous Pathways at Single-Molecule Resolution.Nature Comms. 7: 11777.
M. Cerminara & V. Muñoz (2016) When Fast is Better: Protein Folding Fundamentals and Mechanisms from Ultrafast Approaches. Biochemical J. 473: 2545-2559.
V. Muñoz, Z. Wang & L.A. Campos (2016) Single molecule fluorescence of fast folding proteins. Meth Enzymol. 581: 417-459.
Kresse KM, Xu M, Pazzi J, García-Ojeda M, Subramaniam AB. Novel Application of Cellulose Paper As a Platform for the Macromolecular Self-Assembly of Biomimetic Giant Liposomes. 2016;8(47):32102–32107.
Rahimi M, Regan D, Arroyo M, Subramaniam AB, Stone HA, Staykova M. Shape Transformations of Lipid Bilayers Following Rapid Cholesterol Uptake. 2016;111(12):2651–2657.
Tan AJ, Chapman DE, Hirst LS, Xu J. Understanding the role of transport velocity in biomotor-powered microtubule spool assembly. 2016;6(82):79143–79146.
Quint, David A., Gopinathan A, Grason GM. Shape Selection of Surface-Bound Helical Filaments: Biopolymers on Curved Membranes. 2016;111(7):1575–1585.
Glaser DE, Turner WS, Madfis N, Wong L, Zamora J, White N, Reyes S, Burns AB, Gopinathan A, McCloskey KE. Multifactorial Optimizations for Directing Endothelial Fate from Stem Cells. 2016;11(12).