Undergraduate co-authors are indicated in bold.


  • Guzman-Luna, V.; Fuchs, A. M.; Allen, A. J.; Staikos, A.; Cavagnero, S. An Intrinsically Disordered Nascent Protein Interacts with Specific Regions of the Ribosomal Surface near the Exit Tunnel. Commun Biol. 2021, 4 (1236).
  • Fernandez, R.; Juntunen, N.; Fox, B.; Brunold, T. Spectroscopic investigation of iron(III) cysteamine dioxygenase in the presence of substrate (analogs): implications for the nature of substrate-bound reaction intermediates. JBIC Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry 2021, 26947–955.
  • Hutchinson, R. B.; Chen, X.; Zhou, N.; Cavagnero, S. Fluorescence Anisotropy Decays and Microscale-Volume Viscometry Reveal the Compaction of Ribosome-Bound Nascent Proteins. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2021, 125 (24), 6543-6558. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c04473
  • Yang, H.; Mecha, M.F.; Goebel, C.P.; Cavagnero, S. Enhanced Nuclear-Spin Hyperpolarization of Amino Acids and Proteins via Reductive Radical Quenchers. Journal of Magnetic Resonance 2021, 324, 106912.
  • Zdanovskaia, M.; Esselman, B.; Kouguas, S.; Patel, A.; Woods, C.; McMahon, R. The 130 – 360 GHz Rotational Spectrum of syn-2-Cyano-1,3-Butadiene – A Molecule of Astrochemical Relevance. Molecular Physics 2021.
  • Orr, V.; Ichikawa, Y.; Patel, A.; Kougias, S.; Kobayashi, K.; Stanton, J.; Esselman, B.; Woods, C.; McMahon, R. Precise Equilibrium Structure Determination of Thiophene (c-C4H4S) by Rotational Spectroscopy – Structure of a Five-membered Heterocycle containing a Third-Row Atom. The Journal of Chemical Physics 2021, 154, 244310.
  • Esselman, B.; Zdanovskaia, M.; Adkins, T.; Billinghurst, B.; Zhao, J.; Woods, C.; McMahon, R. Millimeter-Wave and Infrared Spectroscopy of Thiazole (c-C3H3NS) in its Ground State and Lowest-Energy Vibrationally Excited States (ν18, ν17, and ν13). Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy 2021, 379, 111493.
  • Hilleke, K. P.; Kamp, K. R.; Lin, Y.; Fredrickson, D. C. Structural Plasticity in the Frank-Kasper Realm: Chemical Pressure Roles of the μ- and χ-Phase Units in the Mo-Fe-Cr System.  Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2021, 647, 64-74.
  • Lu, E.; Van Buskirk, J. S.; Cheng, J.; Fredrickson, D. C. Tutorial on Chemical Pressure Analysis: How Atomic Packing Drives Laves/Zintl Intergrowth in K3Au5Tl. Crystals 2021, 11, 906.
  • West, K. H. J.; Shen, W.; Eisenbraun, E. L.; Yang, T.; Vasquez, J. K.; Horswill, A. R.; Blackwell, H. E. Non Native Peptides Capable of Pan-Activating the agr Quorum Sensing System across Multiple Specificity Groups of Staphylococcus epidermidis. ACS Chem. Biol. 2021, 16, 1070-1078.
  • Plaskon, D.; Henderson, K.; Felth, L.; Molzahn, C.; Evensen, C.; Dyke, S.; Shkel, I.; Record, T. Temperature Effects on RNA Polymerase Initiation Kinetics Reveal Which Open Complex Initiates and that Bubble Collapse is Stepwise. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2021, 118, e2021941118.
  • Kumar, P.; Meza, A.; Ellis, J. M.; Carlson, G. A.; Bingman, C. A.; Buller, A. R. l-Threonine Transaldolase Activity Is Enabled by a Persistent Catalytic Intermediate. ACS Chem. Biol. 2021, 16, 86-95.
  • Ross, D. R.; Sheng, H.; Parihar, A.; Huang, J.; Jin, S. Compositionally Tuned Trimetallic Thiospinel Catalysts for Enhanced Electrosynthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide and Built-In Hydroxyl Radical Generation. ACS Catalysis 2021, 11 (20), 12643-12650.
  • Fu, H.; Li, W.; Yang, Y.; Lin, C.; Veyssal, A.; He, J.; Jin, S. An efficient and stable solar flow battery enabled by a single-junction GaAs photoelectrode. Nature Communications 2021, 12(156).
  • Kleman, A.F.; Dufek, D. L.; Fobe, T. L.; McCaslin, D. R.; Cary, B. P.; Shirts, M. R.; Gellman, S. H. Potential Foldamers Based on an ortho­-Terphenyl Amino Acid. Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 4855.
  • Kurgan, K. K.; Chen, B.; Brown, P. F.; Cobra, P. F.; Ye, X.; Ge, Y.; Gellman, S. H. Stable Picodisc Assemblies from Saposin Proteins and Branched Detergents. Biochemistry 2021, 60, 1108.
  • Liu, L.; Courtney, K. C.; Huth, S. W.; Rank, L. A.; Weisblum, B.; Chapman, E. R.; Gellman, S. H. Beyond Amphiphilic Balance: Changing Subunit Stereochemistry Alters the Pore-Forming Activity of Nylon-3 Polymers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 3219.


  • Addabbo, R.M.; Dalphin, M.D.; Mecha, M.F.; Liu, Y.; Staikos, A.; Guzman-Luna, V.; Cavagnero, S. Complementary Role of Co- and Post-Translational Events in De Novo Protein Biogenesis. J. Phys. Chem. B 2020, 124, 6488-6507.
  • Yaeger-Weiss, S.K.; Jennaro, T.S.; Mecha, M.M.; Becker, J.H.; Cavagnero, S. Net Charge and Nonpolar Content Guide the Identification of Folded and Prion Proteins. Biochemistry 2020, 59, 1881-1895.
  • Dalphin, M.D.; Stangl, A.J., Liu, Y.; Cavagnero, S. KLR-70: a Novel Cationic Inhibitor of the Bacterial Hsp70 Chaperone. Biochemistry 2020, 59, 1946-1960.
  • Kougias, S. M.; Knezz, S. N.; Owen, A. N.; Sanchez, R. A.; Hyland, G. E.; Lee, D. J.; Patel, A. R.; Esselman, B. J.; Woods, C. R.; McMahon, R. J. Synthesis and Characterization of Cyanobutadiene Isomers – Molecules of Astrochemical Significance. J. Org. Chem. 2020, 85, 5787-5798.
  • Dorman, M. P.; Esselman, B. J.; Park, J. E.; Woods, C. R.; McMahon, R. J. Millimeter-Wave Spectrum of 4-Cyanopyridine in its Ground State and Lowest-Energy Vibrationally Excited States, ν20 and ν30. J. Mol. Spectrosc. 2020, 369, 111274.
  • Heim, Z. N.; Amberger, B. K.; Esselman, B. J.; Stanton, J. F.; Woods, C. R.; McMahon, R. J. Molecular Structure Determination: Equilibrium Structure of Pyrimidine (m-C4H4N2) from Rotational Spectroscopy (reSE) and High-Level Ab-initio Calculation (re) Agree within the Uncertainty of Experimental Measurement. J. Chem. Phys. 2020, 152, 104303.
  • Mitchell Warden, H. E.; Lee, S. B.; Fredrickson, D. C. Frustrated and Structurally Allowed Transitions at the Limits of the BaAl4 Type:  the (3+2)D Modulated Structure of Dy(Cu0.18Ga0.82)3.71. Inorganic Chemistry 2020, 59, 10208-10222.
  • Peterson, G. G. C.; Geisler, E. E.; Fredrickson, D. C. Intermetallic Reactivity:  Ca3Cu7.8Al26.2 and the Role of Electronegativity in the Stabilization of Modular Structures. Inorganic Chemistry 2020, 56, 5018-5029.
  • Styles, M. J.; Early, S. A.; Tucholski, T.; West, K. H. J.; Ge, Y.; Blackwell, H. E. Chemical Control of Quorum Sensing in E. coli: Identification of Small Molecule Modulators of SdiA and Mechanistic Characterization of a Covalent Inhibitor. ACS Infect. Dis. 2020, 6, 3092-3103.
  • Cheng, X.; Shkel, I. A.; O’Connor, K.; Record Jr, T. M. Experimentally Determined Strengths of Atom-Atom (C, N, O) Interactions Responsible for Protein Self-Assembly in Water:  Applications to Folding and Other Protein Processes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2020, 117, 27339-27345.
  • Sreenivasan, R.; Shkel, I.; Chhabra, M.; Drennan, A.; Heitkamp, S.; Wang, H.; Sridevi, M.; Plaskon, D.; McNerney, C.; Callies, K.; Cimperman, K.; Record Jr.,T. M. Fluorescence-Detected Conformational Changes in Open Complex Formation by E. coli RNA Polymerase: Upstream Wrapping, Clamp Opening, and Bending of Downstream Duplex DNA into the Cleft. Biochemistry 2020 59, 1565-1581.
  • Li, W.; Zheng, J.; Hu, B.; Fu, H.; Hu, M.; Veyssal, A.; Zhao, Y.; He, J.; Liu, L. T.; Ho-Baillie, A.; Jin, S. High-performance solar flow battery powered by a perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell. Nature Materials 2020, 19, 1326-1331.
  • Sheng, H.; Janes, A.; Ross, D. R.; Kaiman, D.; Huang, J.; Song, B.; Schmidt, J. R.; Jin, S. Stable and selective electrosynthesis of hydrogen peroxide and the electro-Fenton process on CoSe2 polymorph catalysts. Energy & Enviormental Science 2020, 13, 4189-4203.
  • Hautzinger, M. P.; Pan, D.; Pigg, A. K.; Fu, Y.; Morrow, D. J.; Leng, M.; Kuo, M.; Spitha, N.; Lafayette II, D. P.; Kohler, D. D.; Wright, J.; Jin, S. Band Edge Tuning of Two-Dimensional Ruddlesden–Popper Perovskites by A Cation Size Revealed through Nanoplates. ACS Energy Letters 2020, 5(5), 1430-1437.
  • Peters-Clarke, T.; Qiuwen, Q.; Brademan, D.; Hebert, A. S.; Westphall, M; Coon, J. J. Ribonucleic acid sequence characterized by negative electron transfer dissociation mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Chemistry 2020, 92 (6), 4436–4444.
  • Ryan, M. C.; Kim, Y.-J.; Gerken, J. B.; Wang, F.; Aristov, M. M.; Martinelli, J. R.; Stahl, S. S. Mechanistic Insights into Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of N–N Bonds. Chem. Sci2020, 11, 1170-1175. DOI: 10.1039/C9SC04305E
  • Outlaw, V. K.; Lemke, J. T.; Zhu, Y.; Gellman, S. H.; Porotto, M.; Moscona, A. Structure-Guided Improvement of a Dual HPIV3/RSV Fusion Inhibitor. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142 (5), 2140–2144.
  • Checco, J. W.; Eddinger, G. A.; Rettko, N. J.; Chartier, A. R.; Gellman, S. H. Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Trimer Disassembly and Inactivation via Peptide-Small Molecule Synergy. ACS Chem. Biol. 2020, 15 (8) 2116–2124.


  • Warzecha, E.; Berto, T. C.; Wilkinson, C. C.; Berry, J. F. Rhodium Rainbow: A Colorful Laboratory Experiment Highlighting Ligand Field Effects of Dirhodium Tetraacetate. Journal of Chemical Education 2019, 96 (3), 571-576.
  • Reed, N. L.; Herman, M. I.; Miltchev, V. P.; Yoon, T. P. Tandem copper and photoredox catalysis in photocatalytic alkene difunctionalization reactions Beilstein. J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 351–356.
  • Henderson, K. L.; Evensen, C. E.; Molzahn, C. M.; Felth, L. C.; Dyke, S.; Liao, G.; Shkel, I. A.; Record Jr., T. M. RNA Polymerase: Step by Step Kinetics and Mechanism of Transcription Initiation. Biochemistry 2019, 58(18), 2339–2352.
  • Kozack, C. V.; Sowin, J. A.; Jaworski, J. N.; Iosub, A. V.; Stahl, S. S. Aerobic Acyloxylation of Allylic C–H Bonds Initiated by a Pd0 Precatalyst with 4,5‐Diazafluoren‐9‐one as an Ancillary Ligand. Chem. Sus. Chem. 2019, 12, 3003-3007.
  • Biok, N. A.; Passow, A. D.; Wang, C.; Bingman, C. A.; Abbott, N. L.; Gellman, S. H. Retention of Coiled-Coil Dimer Formation in the Absence of Ion Pairing at Positions Flanking the Hydrophobic Core. Biochemistry 2019, 58, 4821-4826.
  • Love, A. M.; Cendejas, M. C.; Hanrahan, M. P.; Carnahan, S. L.; Uchupalanun, P.; Rossini, A. J.; Hermans, I. Understanding the Synthesis of Supported Vanadium Oxide Catalysts using Chemical Grafting. Chem. – Eur. J. 2019, 58  (48), 4821–4826.
  • Love, A. M.; Cendejas, M. C.; Thomas, B.; McDermott, W. P.; Uchupalanun, P.; Kruszynski, C.; Burt, S. P.; Agbi, T.; Rossini, A. J.; Hermans, I. Synthesis and Characterization of Silica-Supported Boron Oxide Catalysts for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane. J. Phys. Chem. C 2019, 123 (44), 27000-27011.
  • Cunniff, C. Z.; Specht, S. E.; Love, A. M.; Uchupalanun, P.; Venegas, J. M.; Kruszynski, C. E.; Hermans, I. Investigation of Supported Metal Oxide Species with Shell-Isolated Nanoparticle-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. C 2019, 123 (41), 25220-25227.
  • Jones, A. C.; Bohlmann Kunz, M.; Tigges-Green, I.; Zanni, M. T. Dual spectral phase and diffraction angle compensation of a broadband AOM 4-f pulse-shaper for ultrafast spectroscopy. Opt. Express 2019, 27 (26), 37236-37247.
  • Boursier, M. E. ; Combs, J. B.; Blackwell, H. E. N-Acyl L-homocysteine thiolactones are potent and stable synthetic modulators of the RhlR quorum sensing receptor in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. ACS Chem. Biol. 2019, 14, 186-191.

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