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  • 20·       Two-dimensional molecular condensation in cell signaling and mechanosensing.
    Guo, X.* 
    (* equal contribution);  Zhu, K.*;  Zhu, X.*;  Zhao, W.T. #; Miao, Y.#,; (# co-corresponding)
    Acta biochimica et biophysica Sinica, 2023, 55 (7), 1064-1074.

  • 19·       Biomolecular condensates tunes immune signaling at the Host–Pathogen interface.
    Miao, Y.#;  Guo, X.;  Zhu, K.; and Zhao, W.T.;
    Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 2023, 74, 102374.

  • 18·       Membrane curvature governs the distribution of Piezo1 in live cells.
    Yang, S., Miao, X., Arnold, S., Li, B., Ly, A.T., Wang, H., Wang, M., Guo, X., Pathak, M.M., Zhao, W.T., Cox, C.D# and Shi, Z.#;
    Nature communications, 2022, 13(1), 7467.

  • 17·       A Nanobar-Supported Lipid Bilayer System for the Study of Membrane Curvature Sensing Proteins in vitro.
    Miao, X.; Wu, J.; Zhao, W.T.#;
    Journal of Visualized Experiments: Jove,
     2022, 189, e64340.

  • 16·       Guiding Irregular Nuclear Morphology on Nanopillar Arrays for Malignancy Differentiation in Tumor Cells.
    Zeng, Y.; Zhuang, Y.; Vinod, B.; Guo, X.; Mitra, A.; Chen, P.; Saggio, I.; Shivashankar, G. V.; Gao, W.; Zhao, W.T.#;
    Nano Letters,
     2022, 22(18), 7724–7733. (Supplementary Cover)

  • 15·       Biointerface design for vertical nanoprobes.
    Elnathan, R. #; Barbato, M.G.; Guo, X.; Mariano, A.; Wang, Z.; Santoro, F. #; Shi, P. #; Voelcker, N.H. #; Xie, X. #; Young, J.L. #; Zhao, Y. #; Zhao, W.T. #; Chiappini, C. #;
    Nature Review Materials, 2022, 7(12), 953-973.

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  • 14·       Transdermal Photothermal-Pharmacotherapy to Remodel Adipose Tissue for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.
    Zan, P.; Than, A.; Zhang, W.; Cai, H.X.; Zhao, W.T.; Chen, P.;
    ACS Nano, 2022, 16, 2, 1813–1825.

  • 13·       Revealing the heterogeneity in neuroblastoma cells via nanopillar-guided subnuclear deformation.
    Zeng, Y.; Ramani, P. D.; Gao, W.; Zhao, W.T.#;
    Nanoscale, 2022, 14, 2617–2627. (Inside Front Cover)

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  • 12·       Patterning of oncogenic Ras clustering in live cells using vertically aligned nanostructure arrays.
    Mu, H.; Zeng, Y.; Zhuang, Y.; Gao, W.; Zhou, Y.; Rajalingam, K.; Zhao, W.T. #

    Nano Letters, 2022, 22, 3, 1007–1016. 


  • 11·       Tutorial: using nanoneedles for intracellular delivery.
    Chiappini, C.#; Chen, Y.; Aslanoglou, S.; Mariano, A.; Mollo, V.; Mu, H.; De Rosa, E.; He, G.; Tasciotti, E.; Xie, X.#; Santoro, F.#;         Zhao, W.T.#; Voelcker, N.H.#; Elnathan, R.#;  (# co-corresponding)
    Nature Protocols, 2021, 4539-4563. (DOI: 10.1038/s41596-021-00600-7)


  • 10·       Tear-Based Aqueous Batteries for Smart Contact Lenses Enabled by Prussian Blue Analogue Nanocomposites.
    Yun, J.; Zeng, Y.; Kim, M.; Gao, C.; Kim, Y.; Lu, L.; Kim, T.T.H.; Zhao, W.T.; Bae, T.H.; Lee, S.W.,
    Nano Letters, 2021, 21, 4, 1659–1665.


  • 9·       Comparative study of curvature sensing mediated by F-BAR and an intrinsically disordered region of FBP17.
    Su, M.*; Zhuang, Y.*; (* equal contribution) Miao, X.; Zeng, Y.; Gao, W.; Zhao, W.T. #; Wu, M. #. (# co-corresponding)

    iScience, 2020, 23, 11, 101712.


  • 8·       A subset of flavaglines inhibits KRAS nanoclustering and activation.
    Yurugi, H.; Zhuang, Y.; Siddiqui, F.; Liang, H.; Rosigkeit, S.; Zeng, Y.; Abou-Hamdan, H.; Bockamp, E.; Zhou, Y.; Abankwa, D.; Zhao, W.T.; Desaubry, L.; and Rajalingam, K.,
    Journal of Cell Science, 2020, 133: jcs244111.


  • 7·       Membrane curvature underlies actin reorganization in response to nanoscale surface topography.
    Lou, H.Y.*; Zhao, W. T.*; (* equal contribution) Li, X.; Duan, L.; Powers, A.; Akamatsu, M.; Santoro, F.; McGuire, A.F.; Cui, Y.; Drubin, D.G.; Cui, B.X.,
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U. S. A., 2019, 116 (46), 23143-23151.


  • 6·       Membrane curvature sensing of the lipid-anchored K-Ras small GTPase.
    Liang, H., Mu, H., Jean-Francois, F,. Lakshman, B., Sarkar-Banerjee, S., Zhuang, Y., Zeng, Y., Gao, W., Zaske, A.M., Nissley, D.V., Gorfe, A.A., Zhao, W.T., Zhou, Y.,
    Life Science Alliance, 2019, 2 (4), e201900343. (DOI: 10.26508/lsa.201900343)


  • 5·       A nanostructure platform for live cell manipulation of membrane curvature.
    Li, X., Matino L., Zhang, W., Klausen, L., McGuire, A., Lubrano, C., Zhao, W.T.#, Santoro, F.#, Cui, B.#, (# co-corresponding)
    Nature Protocols, 2019, 14, 1772–1802. (DOI: 10.1038/s41596-019-0161-7)


  • 4·       In situ generation of zinc oxide nanobushes on microneedles as antibacterial coating.
    Chew, S.W.T.; Zeng, Y.; Cui, M.; Chang, H.; Zheng, M.; Wei, S.; Zhao W.T.#; Xu, C.J. #, (# co-corresponding)
    SLAS Technology: Translating Life Sciences Innovation, 2019, 24 (2), 181-187.


  • 3·       The role of membrane curvature in nanoscale topography-induced intracellular signaling.
    Lou, H.Y.*; Zhao, W. T.*; (* equal contribution) Zeng, Y.; Cui, B. X.,
    Accounts of Chemical Research, 2018, 51 (5), 1046–1053. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00594)


  • 2·       Hyaluronan content governs tissue stiffness in pancreatic islet inflammation.
    Nagy, N., de la Zerda, A., Kaber, G., Johnson, P., Y., Hu, K. H., Kratochvil, M. J., Yadava, K., Zhao, W. T., Cui, Y., Navarro, G., Annes, J. P., Wight, T. N., Heilshorn, S. C., Bollyky, P. L., Butte, M. J.,
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2018, 293, (2), 567-578.


  • 1·      In Situ Investigation on the Nanoscale Capture and Evolution of Aerosols on Nanofibers.
    Zhang, R., Liu, B., Yang, A., Zhu, Y., Liu, C., Zhou, G., Sun, J., Hsu, P. C., Zhao, W. T., Lin, D., Liu, Y., Pei, A., Xie, J., Chen, W., Xu, J., Jin, Y., Wu, T., Huang, X., Cui, Y.,
    Nano Letters, 2018, 18 (2),1130–1138. 

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Earlier Publications:
  • 18·       Morphology and property investigation of primary particulate matter particles from different sources.
    Zhang, R., Liu, C., Zhou, G., Sun, J., Liu, N., Hsu, P. C., Wang, H., Qiu, Y., Zhao, J., Wu, T., Zhao, W. T. Cui, Y.,
    Nano Research, 2017, (DOI: 10.1007/s12274-017-1724-y).


  • 17·       Nanoscale manipulation of membrane curvature for probing endocytosis in live cells.
    Zhao, W. T.; Hanson, L.; Lou, H.Y.; Akamatsu, M.; Chowdary, P.; Santoro, F.; Marks, J.; Grassart, A.; Drubin, D. G., Cui, Y.; Cui, B. X.,
    Nature Nanotechnology, 2017, 12, 750-756. (DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2017.98)


  • 16·       Revealing the cell-material interface by FIB-SEM.
    Santoro, F.; Zhao, W. T.; Joubert, L.-M.; Duan, L.; Schnitker, J.; van de Burgt, Y.; Liu, B.; Salleo, A.; Cui, Y.; Cui, B. X.,
    ACS Nano, 2017, 11, (8), 8320-8328. (DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b03494)


  • 15·       Dual functional lipid coating on nanopillars for high purity and high efficiency capture of circulating tumor cells.
    Lou, H.Y.*; Zhao, W. T.*; (* equal contribution) Hanson, L.; Zeng, C.; Cui, Y.; Cui, B. X.,
    Langmuir, 2017, 33, (4), 1097-1104. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03903)


  • 14·       Vertical nanopillars for in situ probing of nuclear mechanics in adherent cells.
    Hanson, L.; Zhao, W. T.; Lou, H.Y.; Lin, Z. L.; Lee, S.W.; Chowdary, P.; Cui, Y.; Cui, B. X.,
    Nature Nanotechnology, 2015, 10, (6), 554-562. (DOI: 10.1038/NNANO.2015.88)


  • 13·       Enhancing the Nanomaterial Bio-Interface by Addition of Mesoscale Secondary Features: Crinkling of Carbon Nanotube Films to Create Subcellular Ridges.
    Xie, X.*; Zhao, W. T.*; (* equal contribution) Lee, H. R.; Liu, C.; Ye, M.; Xie, W. J.; Cui, B. X.; Criddle, C. S.; Cui, Y.,
    ACS Nano, 2014, 8, (12), 11958-11965. (DOI: 10.1021/nn504898p)  


  • 12·       Static Electricity Powered Copper Oxide Nanowire Microbicidal Electroporation for Water Disinfection.
    Liu, C.; Xie, X.; Zhao, W. T.; Yao, J.; Kong, D. S.; Boehm, A. B.; Cui, Y.,
    Nano Letters, 2014, 14, (10), 5603-5608. 


  • 11·       A pomegranate-inspired nanoscale design for large-volume-change lithium battery anodes.
    Liu, N.; Lu, Z.; Zhao, J.; McDowell, M.; Lee, H. W.; Zhao, W. T.; Cui, Y.,
    Nature Nanotechnology, 2014, 9, (3), 187-192. 


  • 10·       Conducting nanosponge electroporation for affordable and high-efficiency disinfection of bacteria and viruses in water.
    Liu, C.; Xie, X.; Zhao, W. T.; Liu, N.; Maraccini, P. A.; Sassoubre, L. M.; Boehm, A. B.; Cui, Y.,
    Nano Letters, 2013,13,(9),4288-4293. 


  • 9·       Hierarchical nanostructured conducting polymer hydrogel with high electrochemical activity,
    Pan, L., Yu, G.; Zhai, D.; Lee, H. R.; Zhao, W. T.; Liu, N.; Wang, H.; Tee, B. C.-K.; Shi, Y.; Cui, Y.; and Bao, Z.,
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U. S. A., 2012, 109, (24), 9287-9292. 


  • 8·       Staining-free gel electrophoresis-based multiplex enzyme assay using DNA and peptide dual-functionalized gold nanoparticles.
    Zhao, W. T.; Yao, C. L.; Luo, X. T.; Lin, L.; Hsing, I. M.,
    Electrophoresis, 2012, 33, (8), 1288-1291. 


  • 7·       Nucleotide-mediated size fractionation of gold nanoparticles in aqueous solutions.
    Zhao, W. T.*; Lin, L.*; (* Equal contribution.) Hsing, I. M.,
    Langmuir, 2010, 26, (10), 7405-7409. 


  • 6·       Facile manipulation of DNA surface density on gold nanoparticles using mononucleotide-mediated conjugation.
    Zhao, W. T.; Hsing, I. M.,
    Chemical Communications, 2010, 46, 1314-1316. (DOI: 10.1039/b920696e) 


  • 5·       Rapid synthesis of DNA-functionalized gold nanoparticles in salt solution using mononucleotide-mediated conjugation.
    Zhao, W. T.; Lin, L.; Hsing, I. M.,
    Bioconjugate chemistry, 2009, 20 (6), 1218-1222


  • 4·       Tunable stabilization of gold nanoparticles in aqueous solutions by mononucleotides.
    Zhao, W. T.
    ; Lee, T. M. H.; Leung, S. S. Y.; Hsing, I. M.,
    Langmuir, 2007, 23, (13), 7143-7147. 


  • 3·       Micro- and nano-magnetic particles for applications in biosensing.
    Hsing, I. M.; Xu, Y.;
    Zhao, W. T.,
    Electroanalysis, 2007, 19, (7-8), 755-768 

  • 2·       A microsystem compatible strategy for viable Escherichia coli detection.
    Zhao, W. T.
    ; Yao, S. J.; Hsing, I. M.,
    Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 2006, 21, (7), 1163-1170. 


  • 1·       Modeling axial distributions of adsorbent particle size and local voidage in expanded bed.
    Yun, J. X.; Yao, S. J.; Lin, D. Q.; Lu, M. H.;
    Zhao, W. T.,
    Chemical Engineering Science, 2004, 59, (2), 449-457. 

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