Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

scuba11. Niepa THR*, Vaccari L*, Leheny RL, Goulian M, Lee D, and Stebe KJ. Films of bacteria at Interfaces (FBI): Remodeling of fluid interfaces by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. (2017) Soft-condensed Matter preprint arXiv:1707.04337.

ACIS10. Vaccari L, Molaei M, Niepa THR, Lee D, Leheny LR, and Stebe KJ. Films of Bacteria at Interfaces. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 247 (2017) 561–572. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2017.07.016.

images9. Kim D., Sengupta A., Niepa THR, Lee BH, Weljie A., Murata R., Stebe K., Lee D., Koo H. Candida albicans stimulates Streptococcus mutans microcolony development via cross-kingdom biofilm-derived metabolitesSci. Rep. 7 (2017) 41332; doi: 10.1038/srep41332.

Acta_Biomaterialia8. Niepa THR, Wang H, Gilbert JL, and Ren D.Eradication of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells by cathodic electrochemical currents delivered with graphite electrodesActa Biomaterialia 50 (2017) 344-352.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2016.12.053.

marine-pollution 7. Murphy D, Gemmell B, Vaccari L, Li C, Bacosa H, Evans M, Gemmell C, Harvey T, Jalali M, Niepa THR. An in-depth survey of the oil spill literature since 1968: Long term trends and changes since Deepwater Horizon. Marine Pollution Bulletin  113 (1-2) (2016) 371–379.

Applied Materials and Interfaces6. Hann DS, Niepa THR, Stebe KJ, Lee D. One-step generation of cell-viable compartments via polyelectrolyte complexation in an aqueous two-phase system. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (38) (2016) 25603–25611. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b07939.

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5. Niepa THR, Hou L, Jiang H, Goulian M, Koo H, Stebe K, and Lee D,  Microbial Nanoculture as an Artificial Microfiche. Scientific reports 6 (2016) 30578; doi: 10.1038/srep30578.

4. Acta_BiomaterialiaNiepa THR,  Wang H, Dabrowiak JC, Gilbert JL and Ren D, Synergy between Tobramycin and Trivalent Chromium Ion in Electrochemical Control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Acta Biomaterialia 36 (2016) 286–295

3. BiomaterialsNiepa THR, Snepenger LM, Wang H, Sivan S, Gilbert JL, Jones MB, Ren D, Sensitizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa to antibiotics by electrochemical disruption of membrane functions. Biomaterials 74 (2016) 267–279.

2. BiomaterialsNiepa THR, Gilbert JL, & Ren D, Controlling Pseudomonas aeruginosa persister cells by weak electrochemical currents and synergistic effects with tobramycin. Biomaterials 33 (2012) 7356-7365.

1. AMB express Szkotak R, Niepa THR, Jawrani N, Gilbert JL, Jones MB, Ren D., Differential Gene Expression to Investigate the Effects of Low-level Electrochemical Currents on Bacillus Subtilis. AMB Express 1 (2011) 39.

PATENTS

  1. Ren, D., Zhang M., Niepa THR, and Gilbert J. System and method for controlling bacterial persister cells with weak electric currents (2014).  US 8569027 B2.
  2. Ren, D., Zhang M., Niepa THR, and Gilbert J. System and method for controlling bacterial cells with weak electric currents (2013). US 8663914 B2.
  3. Romo L., Garritano N., Niepa THR . Door Handle Sterilization System (2013). WO Patent 2,013,025,894. (Patent Application).

CONFERENCE PRECEEDINGS & PRESENTATIONS

  1. “Films of bacteria at Interfaces (FBI) formation: A dynamic response to interfacial stress.” – Poster Presentation at the Gordon Research Conference: 2016 Biointerface Science, Les Diablerets Conference Center, Les Diablerets, Switzerland. (June 11-19, 2016)
  2. “Differential Response of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells to Interfacial stress”. Poster Presentation at the 2016 Gulf of Mexico-Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Tampa, FL. (February 1-5, 2016).
  3. “Controlling the Metabolic Activity of Bacterial Cells By Physico-Chemical Factors”, Niepa THR, 2015 AICHE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1094-6). Salt Lake City, UT. (November 8-13, 2015).
  4. “Bacterial Response to Interfacial Stress in a Model of Hydrocarbon Bioremediation”, Niepa THR, Vaccari L, Leheny RL, Goulian M, Lee D. and Stebe KJ., 2015 AICHE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1094-6). Salt Lake City, UT. (November 8-13, 2015).
  5. “Selectively Permeable Microbial Nanoculture System”, Niepa THR, Hou L, Goulian M, Koo H, Stebe K, and Lee D., 2015 AICHE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1094-6). Salt Lake City, UT. (November 8-13, 2015).
  6. “Selectively Permeable Robust Microbial Nanoculture System”. Poster Presentation at the 7th ASM conference on Biofilms, Chicago, IL. Attended the biofilm quantification workshop – (October 24-29, 2015).
  7. “Bacterial response to interfacial stress in a model of hydrocarbon bioremediation”- Oral Presentation at the 2015 Gulf of Mexico-Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, Houston, TX. (February 16-19, 2015)
  8. “Sensitizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa to antibiotics by electrochemical disruption of membrane functions” – Poster Presentation at the Gordon Research Seminar: 2014 Microbial Stress Response, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. (July 26-27, 2014)
  9. “Sensitizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa to antibiotics by electrochemical disruption of membrane functions” – Poster Presentation at the Gordon Research Conference: 2014 Microbial Stress Response, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. (July 27-August 1, 2014)
  10. “Controlling Pseudomonas aeruginosa persister cells by weak electrochemical currents and synergistic effects with tobramycin”- Poster Presentation at the 6th ASM conference on Biofilms, Miami, FL. Attended the animal models of biofilm infections workshop – (Sept 29-Oct 4, 2012)
  11. “Electrochemical Inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa persister cells”- Oral Presentation at the Emerging Researcher National (ERN) Conference in STEM, Atlanta, GA – (February 23-25, 2012)
  12. “Electrochemical Inhibition of bacterial persister cells”- Poster Presentation at the 2011 BMES Annual meeting, Hartford, CT – (October 12–15, 2011)
  13. “Electrochemical Inhibition of bacterial persister cells”- Oral and Poster Presentation at the Stevens conference on bacteria-biomaterial interactions, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ – (June 9-10, 2011)
  14. “Patterned biofilm formation reveals critical information of bacteria-surface interactions”- Poster Presentation at the NSF CMMI research and innovation conference, Atlanta, GA – (January 4-7, 2011)
  15. “Elimination of Pseudomonas aeruginosa persisters with Low Electric Currents”- Oral Presentation at the AIChE annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT – (November 7-12, 2010)