Ivan Julian Dmochowski, Ph.D.Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
231 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323
Office: 348 (Chem '73 Building)
Phone: 215-898-6459; Fax:
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Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of
Pennsylvania, 2010 – Present
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 2003 – 2009
EducationCalifornia Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Scholar in Biophysics, Sept. 2000 – Dec. 2002
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Ph.D. in Chemistry, May 2000, 1995-00
Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany
Research Fellow in Chemistry, 1994-95
Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
A.B. in Chemistry, Magna cum Laude, 1990-94
|2012||Awardee, McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience|
|2011||Awardee, McGroddy Frontiers in Science, St. Joseph’s Univ.|
|2010||Invitee, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Imaging Meeting|
|2007||Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award|
|2005||NSF CAREER Award|
|2003||Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award|
|2000||Herbert Newby McCoy Award, Caltech Chemistry Department|
|1990||United States Presidential Scholar|
||Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow|
||N.I.H. Bioorganic/Bioinorganic Training Grant|
||N.I.H. Biotechnology Training Grant|
Peer-Reviewed Publications: h-index = 21 (March, 2013)
J.A. Rego, S. Kumar, I.J. Dmochowski, H. Ringsdorf, Synthesis of novel mixed tail triphenylene discotic liquid crystals - The search for higher order. Chem. Comm. (9) 1031-1032, 1996.
J.J. Wilker, I.J. Dmochowski, J.H. Dawson, J.R. Winkler, H.B. Gray, Substrates for rapid delivery of electrons and holes to buried active sites in proteins. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (1-2) 90-92, 1999.
I.J. Dmochowski, B.R. Crane, J.J. Wilker, J.R. Winkler, H.B. Gray, Optical detection of cytochrome P450 by sensitizer-linked substrates. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (23) 12987-12990, 1999.
I.J. Dmochowski, J.R. Winkler, H.B. Gray, Enantiomeric discrimination of Ru-substrates by cytochrome P450cam, J. Inorg. Biochem. (3) 221-228, 2000.
J. Bendix, I.J. Dmochowski, H.B. Gray, A. Mahammed, L. Simkhovich, Z. Gross, Structural, electrochemical, and photophysical properties of gallium (III) 5,10,15-tris(pentafluorophenyl)corrole, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (22) 4048-4051, 2000.
A.R. Dunn, I.J. Dmochowski, A.M. Bilwes, H.B. Gray, B.R. Crane, Probing the open state of cytochrome P450cam with ruthenium-linker substrates, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (22) 12420-12425, 2001.
I.J. Dmochowski, A.R. Dunn, J.J. Wilker, B.R. Crane, M. Green, J.H. Dawson, S.G. Sligar, J.R. Winkler, H.B. Gray, Ruthenium probes of P450 structure and mechanism, Meth. Enzym. (357) 120-133, 2002.
I.J. Dmochowski, J.E. Dmochowski, P. Oliveri, E.H. Davidson, S.E. Fraser, Quantitative imaging of cis-regulatory reporters in living embryos, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (20) 12895-12900, 2002.
A.R. Dunn, I.J. Dmochowski, J.R. Winkler, H.B. Gray, Nanosecond photoreduction of cytochrome P450cam by channel-specific Ru-diimine electron tunneling wires, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (125) 12450-12456, 2003.
X. Tang, I.J. Dmochowski, Phototriggering of caged fluorescent oligodeoxynucleotides, Org. Lett. (7) 279-282, 2005.
X. Tang, J.L. Richards, A.E. Peritz, I.J. Dmochowski, Photoregulation of DNA polymerase I (Klenow) with caged fluorescent oligodeoxynucleotides, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (15) 5303-5306, 2005.
H. Agadjanian, J. Weaver, I.J. Dmochowski, J. Kim, R. Margalit, H.B. Gray, Z. Gross, and L.K. Medina-Kauwe, Specific delivery of corroles to cells via noncovalent conjugates with viral proteins, Pharmaceutical Res. (23) 367-377, 2006.
J. Swift, W.A. Wehbi, B.D. Kelly, X. Fu Stowell, J.G. Saven, I.J. Dmochowski, Design of functional ferritin-like proteins with hydrophobic cavities, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (128) 6611-6619, 2006.
X. Tang, I.J. Dmochowski, Controlling RNA digestion by RNase H with a light-activated DNA hairpin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (45) 3523-3526, 2006.
Q. Wei, G.K. Seward, P.A. Hill, B. Patton, I. Dimitrov, N.N. Kuzma, I.J. Dmochowski, Designing 129Xe NMR biosensors for matrix metalloproteinase detection, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (128) 13274-13283, 2006.
X. Tang, I.J. Dmochowski, Regulating gene expression with light-activated oligonucleotides, Mol. BioSystems (3) 100-110, 2007. Recognized for being one of the three most cited papers in Mol. Biosystems in 2007.
X. Tang, I.J. Dmochowski, Probing expression, Chemical Biology, invited feature highlighting Mol. Biosystems article, (2) B15, 2007.
X. Tang, I.J. Dmochowski, Synthesis of light-activated antisense oligodeoxynucleotide, Nature Protocols (1) 3041-3048, 2007.
P.A. Hill, Q. Wei, R. Eckenhoff, I.J. Dmochowski, Thermodynamics of xenon binding to cryptophane in water and human plasma, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (129) 9262-9263, 2007.
I.J. Dmochowski, X. Tang, Taking control of gene expression with light-activated oligonucleotides, Biotechniques (43) 161-171, 2007.
L. Zhang, J. Swift, C. Butts, V. Yerubandi, I.J. Dmochowski, Structure and activity of apoferritin-stabilized gold nanoparticles, J. Inorg. Biochem., Ed Stiefel Special Issue (11) 1719-1729, 2007.
X. Tang, S. Maegawa, E.S. Weinberg, I.J. Dmochowski, Regulating gene expression in zebrafish embryos using light-activated, negatively charged peptide nucleic acids, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (129) 11000-11001, 2007.
X. Tang, J. Swaminathin, A.M. Gewirtz, I.J. Dmochowski, Regulating gene expression in human leukemia cells using light-activated oligodeoxynucleotides, Nucl. Acids Res. (36) 559-569, 2008.
J.A. Aaron, J.M. Chambers, K.M. Jude, L. Di Costanzo, I.J. Dmochowski, D.W. Christianson, Structure of a 129Xe-cryptophane biosensor complexed with human carbonic anhydrase II, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (130) 6942-6943, 2008.
G.K. Seward, Q. Wei, I.J. Dmochowski, Peptide-mediated cellular uptake of cryptophane, Bioconjug. Chem. (19) 2129-2135, 2008.
J.L. Richards, X. Tang, A. Turetsky, I.J. Dmochowski, RNA bandages for photomodulating in vitro protein synthesis, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (18) 6255-6258, 2008.
C. Butts, J. Swift, S.-G. Kang, L. Di Costanzo, D.W. Christianson, J.G. Saven, I.J. Dmochowski, Directing noble metal ion chemistry within a designed ferritin protein, Biochemistry (47) 12729-12739, 2008.
J.L. Chambers, P.A. Hill, J.A. Aaron, Z. Han, D.W. Christianson, N.N. Kuzma, I.J. Dmochowski, Cryptophane xenon-129 nuclear magnetic resonance biosensors targeting human carbonic anhydrase, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (131) 563-569, 2009.
P.A. Hill, Q. Wei, T. Troxler, I.J. Dmochowski, Substituent effects on xenon binding affinity and solution behavior of water-soluble cryptophanes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (131) 3069-3077, 2009.
G.P. Robbins, M. Jimbo, J. Swift, M.J. Therien, D.A. Hammer, I.J. Dmochowski, Photo-initiated destruction of composite porphyrin-protein polymersomes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., (131) 3872-3874, 2009.
J. Swift, C.A. Butts, J. Cheung-Lau, V. Yerubandi, I.J. Dmochowski, Efficient self-assembly of Archaeoglobus fulgidus ferritin around metallic cores, Langmuir, (25) 5219-5225, 2009.
C.A. Butts, J. Xi, G. Brannigan, M.L. Klein, R.G. Eckenhoff, I.J. Dmochowski, Identification of a fluorescent general anesthetic, 1-aminoanthracene, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (106) 6501-6506, 2009.
I.J. Dmochowski, Xenon out of its shell, Nature Chemistry, ‘In Your Element’ invited feature article, vol. 1, 250, June 2009.
O. Taratula, I.J. Dmochowski, Functionalized 129Xe contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging, Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. (14) 97-104, 2010.
J.L. Richards, G.K. Seward, Y. Huang, I.J. Dmochowski, Turning DNAzymes on and off with light, ChemBioChem (11) 320-324, 2010.
J. Lampe, Z. Liao, I.J. Dmochowski, P.S. Ayyaswamy, D.M. Eckmann, Imaging macromolecular interactions at an interface, Langmuir (26) 2452-2459, 2010.
N.P. Kamat, G.P. Robbins, M.J. Therien, I.J. Dmochowski, D.A. Hammer, A generalized system for photo-responsive membrane rupture in polymersomes, Adv. Funct. Mater. (20) 2588-2596, 2010.
O. Taratula, P.A. Hill, N.S. Khan, P.J. Carroll, I.J. Dmochowski, Crystallographic observation of ‘induced fit’ in a cryptophane host-guest model system, Nat. Commun., 1:148, doi:10.1038/ncomms1151, 2010.
N.S. Khan, J.M. Perez-Aguilar, T. Kaufmann, P.A. Hill, O. Taratula, O.-S. Lee, P.J. Carroll, J.G. Saven, I.J. Dmochowski, Multiple hindered rotators in a gyroscope-inspired tribenzylamine hemicryptophane, J. Org. Chem., 76 (5) 1418-1424, 2011.
O. Taratula, P.A. Hill, Y. Bai, N.S. Khan, I.J. Dmochowski, Shorter synthesis of trifunctionalized cryptophane-A derivatives, Org. Lett., 13 (6), 1414-1417, 2011.
G.K. Seward, Y. Bai, N.S. Khan, I.J. Dmochowski, Cell-compatible, integrin-targeted cryptophane-129Xe NMR biosensors, Chem. Sci., 2 (6) 1103-1110, 2011.
D.R. Jacobson, N.S. Khan, R. Collé, R. Fitzgerald¬, L. Laureano-Pérez, Y. Bai, I.J. Dmochowski, Measurement of radon and xenon binding to a cryptophane molecular host, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 108 (27) 10969-10973, 2011.
N.P. Kamat, Z. Liao, L.E. Moses, J. Rawson, M.J. Therien, I.J. Dmochowski, D.A. Hammer, Sensing membrane stress with near-IR emissive porphyrins, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., U.S.A., 108 (34) 13984-13989, 2011.
Z. Liao, J. Lampe, P.S. Ayyaswamy, D.M. Eckmann, I.J. Dmochowski, Protein assembly at the air-water interface studied by fluorescence microscopy, Langmuir, 27 (21) 12775-12781, 2011.
B. Ruble, J.L. Richards, J.C. Cheung-Lau, I.J. Dmochowski, Mismatch discrimination and efficient photomodulation with split 10-23 DNAzymes, invited article, Young Investigator Special Issue, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 380 (0) 386-391, 2012.
D.J. Emerson, Z. Liao, R.G. Eckenhoff, I.J. Dmochowski, A novel fluorescent general anesthetic enables imaging of the in vivo sites of action, Anesthesiology, 116 (6) 1363, 2012.
R. Liu, W. Bu, J. Xi, J. C. Cheung-Lau, I. J. Dmochowski, P. J. Loll, Beyond the detergent effect: A specific binding site for sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) in mammalian apoferritin, Acta Cryst. Sect. D., 68 (5) 497-504, 2012.
W. Bu, R. Liu, J.C. Cheung-Lau, I.J. Dmochowski, P.J. Loll, R.G. Eckenhoff, Ferritin links iron and fatty acid metabolism, FASEB J., 26 (6) 2394-2400, 2012.
L. Laureano-Pérez, R. Collé, D. R. Jacobson, R. Fitzgerald, N. S. Khan, I. J. Dmochowski, A novel application for 222Rn emanation standards: Radon-cryptophane host chemistry, Appl. Rad. Isotopes, 70 (9) 1997-2001, 2012.
O. Taratula, M.P. Kim, Y. Bai, J.P. Philbin, Brittany A. Riggle, Danniebelle N. Haase, I.J. Dmochowski, Synthesis of enantiopure, trisubstituted cryptophane-A derivatives, Org. Lett., 14 (14) 3580-3583, 2012. PMCID: PMC3484212
Y. Bai, A.P. Hill, I.J. Dmochowski, Utilizing a water-soluble cryptophane of high xenon exchange rates for picomolar sensitivity 129Xe Hyper-CEST NMR, Anal. Chem., 84 (22) 9935-9941, 2012. PMCID: PMC3503247
D.J. Emerson, B.P. Weiser, J. Psonis, Z. Liao, O. Taratula, A. Fiamengo, X. Wang, K. Sugasawa, A.B. Smith III, R.G. Eckenhoff, I.J. Dmochowski, Direct modulation of microtubule stability contributes to anthracene general anesthesia, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135 (14) 5389-5398, 2013. PMCID: PMC3671381
J.C. Griepenburg, B.K. Ruble, I.J. Dmochowski, Caged oligonucleotides for bidirectional photomodulation of let-7 miRNA in zebrafish embryos, Bioorg. Med. Chem., in press.
Z. Liao, W.-T. Hsieh, T. Baumgart, I.J. Dmochowski, Measuring interactions between polydimethylsiloxane and serum proteins at the air-water interface, Langmuir, in press.
J.C. Cheung-Lau, D. Liu, W. Liu, I.J. Dmochowski, Engineering a well-ordered, functional protein-gold nanoparticle assembly, J. Inorg. Biochem., in revision.
D. Lovatt, B.K. Ruble, J. Lee, H. Dueck, J.L. Richards, T.K. Kim, S. Fisher, P.T. Buckley, J. Kim, J.-Y. Sul, I.J. Dmochowski, J. Eberwine, Transcriptome In Vivo Analysis (TIVA) of spatially defined single cells in intact live brain tissue, Nature Meth., submitted.
Invited Book ChaptersM.I. Arnone, I.J. Dmochowski, C. Gache, Using reporter genes to study cis-regulatory elements, Meth. Cell Biol. (74) 621-652, 2004.
Patents (2 issued, 4 pending)
I.J. Dmochowski, B.R. Crane, A.R. Dunn, H.B. Gray, J.J. Wilker, J.R. Winkler, Detection of biomolecules by sensitizer-linked substrates, serial number 10/031,532; patent number 7,105,310, issued 9/12/06.
I.J. Dmochowski, P.A. Hill, Q. Wei, N.N. Kuzma, 129Xe biosensors and their use, P-9049-USP, provisional filed 08/27/06, U.S. patent application filed 8/6/07 as 12/376,323, published 5/5/11 as #2011/0104075
I.J. Dmochowski, X. Tang, Photocleavable oligonucleotide and uses thereof, filed 12/04/06, provisional filed 11/27/07, U.S. patent application filed 11/08.
I.J. Dmochowski, P.A. Hill, Q. Wei, J.L. Chambers, Tri-functionalized cryptophanes and their use, provisional filed 07/07/08, U.S. patent application 12/498,858 filed 7/07/09, issued 7/17/12 as patent #8,222,022.
M. Jimbo, G. Robbins, N. Kamat, I.J. Dmochowski, M.J. Therien, D. Hammer, Polymer vesicles for selective electromagnetic energy-induced delivery, U.S. patent application #12/548,801 filed 8/27/09.
J.H. Eberwine, I.J. Dmochowski, D. Lovatt, B.K. Ruble, and J.L. Richards. Transcriptome in vivo analysis. PCT International Patent Application No. 61/352,199 filed 6/07/11.
Prominent Citations of Research
University of Pennsylvania SAS Frontiers, September 29, 2011, featuring ref. 42
Cover story, C&EN, August 22, 2011, featuring fluorescent anesthetic project
On NIGMS home page, August 2011, featuring ref. 43
In Nature Chemistry, July 2011 “Research Highlight” featuring ref. 42
University of Pennsylvania Gazette, highlight featuring annual research accomplishments at UPenn, citing fluorescent anesthetic studies, ref. 32.
In Science Daily, April 8, 2009, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090403181505.htm “New model for drug discovery with fluorescent anesthetic demonstrated” featuring ref. 32.
in Nature Chemistry, Jan. 2009 “Research Highlight” on homepage, “Biosensors: The Xe-Factor”, article by Gavin Armstrong featuring ref. 28.
On ACS home page, “News and Research” during week of Nov. 1, 2008, highlighted work on xenon biosensors published in ref. 25.
In ACS Chemical Biology, 2, 646-648, Oct. 2007 “Point of View” titled “Yin-Yang Ways of Controlling Gene Expression Are Now in Our Hands” by Hitoshi Okamoto featuring ref. 22.
Faculty of 1000 Biology recognition from Edward Stiefel, June 2006, featuring ref. 13.
|Current Financial Support, Extramural
(annual direct costs listed)
R01 GM083030 (PI, Dmochowski) 2/01/08-1/31/14
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
“Oligonucleotides for turning genes on and off with light”
This funds the development of light-activated oligonucleotides for studies in cells and zebrafish embryos.
NIH R-01 GM097478 (Co-PI with David Christianson) 7/1/11-5/31/15
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
“Structure-based design of xenon imaging agents for cancer biomarker detection”
This funds the development of cryptophane-based biosensors that report specific Xe-129 NMR chemical shifts for carbonic anhydrase (CA) isozymes that are lung cancer biomarkers.
R01 EB010208 (PI, Rizi) 4/1/10-3/31/14
National Institutes of Health
“Comprehensive assessment of pulmonary disorders using polarized 13C technology”
Dmochowski plays an advisory role on this project, in considering molecules that may be suitable for polarized 13C technology.
McKnight Technology Innovations Award (Co-PI) 8/1/12-7/31/14
McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience
“TIVA-tag enables true neuronal systems genomics”
Dmochowski’s lab synthesizes transcriptome in vivo analysis (TIVA) molecules for harvesting RNA from cultured neurons and brain slices.
P01 GM055876 (PI, Eckenhoff, Dmochowski Significant Contributor) 12/01/12-11/30/17
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
“Interaction of inhalational anesthestics with macromolecules”
This interdisciplinary program seeks to understand general anesthetics’ activity on ion channels and other proteins using cutting edge methods, in order to inform the development of the next generation of drugs. Dmochowski’s role will be to consult on the design of “clickable” anesthetic probes for isolating rare protein targets.
S10 DO016260 (PI, Dmochowski) 6/01/13-5/30/14
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health
“Multi-User, Isothermal Titration Microcalorimeter”
NSF PD 09-6885 (Co-PI,with Jeffery Saven) 7/1/13- 6/30/16
“Synergistic protein-nanoparticle assemblies”
Dmochowski lab will design, synthesize, and characterize ferritin-inorganic nanoparticle assemblies with significance to nanoparticle separations, nanoparticle functionalization, and catalysis.
R01 GM083030 (PI, Dmochowski) 12/01/13-11/30/17
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
“Light-activated oligonucleotides for biological applications”
This grant renewal will fund the development of Transcriptome In Vivo Analysis (TIVA) technology. These light-activated oligonucleotides will allow harvesting of RNA from neurons in brain tissue. Second-generation, 2-photon-activated compounds will be developed.
R01 GM109117 (Co-PI, with James Eberwine) 12/01/13-11/30/18
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
“Neuronal regulation of cytoplasmic RNA splicing”
TIVA-tags will be supplied to collaborators for RNA harvesting and subsequent amplification and analysis.
R01 HL121375 (Co-PI, with Vickas Patel) 9/01/13-08/31/18
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
“RNA Abundance/Variation Affects Fibroblast Cardiomyocyte Reprogramming Efficiency“
TIVA-tags will be supplied to collaborators for RNA harvesting and subsequent amplification and analysis.
Completed Funding, Extramural (total direct costs listed)
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (PI) 9/01/07-9/1/12
Laser-activated oligos for regulating genes in neurons and $75,000
NSF CAREER Award, CHE 0548188, Inorganic Chemistry (PI) 3/01/06-2/28/11
Protein templates for controlling inorganic $560,000
nanoparticle formation and assembly
1R33CA110104-01, NCI/NIBIB (PI) 7/1/08-6/30/10
Multi-modal 129Xe probes for tumor detection $630,000
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2/1/07-1/31/10
Translational Research Grant (Gewirtz, PI; IJD, Co-PI) $45,000
RNA-targeted therapeutics for hemonologic malignancies
BC061527, DOD, Breast Cancer Research Program, Idea Award (PI) 5/1/07-4/31/10
Molecular imaging of breast cancer with Xe-129 biosensors $300,000
CHE-0820996, NSF instrumentation proposal (PI) 10/1/08-9/30/09
MRI: Acquisition of tri-institutional, cyber-enabled $435,264
chemistry MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer
NIH, 5 T32 GM071339-04 (Marmorstein) 7/01/05-6/30/10
Predoctoral Training at the Chemistry-Biology Interface $1,046,684
1S10RR023444-01, NCRR Shared Instrumentation (PI) 6/1/07-5/31/09
Time-of-flight instrument with complementary ionization.... $307,604
1S10RR021113-01, NCRR Shared Instrumentation (PI) 4/1/05-3/31/08
Leica TCS SP2 AOBS UV confocal system $497,326
1R21CA110104-01, NCI/NIBIB (PI) 7/1/05-6/30/07
Multi-modal 129Xe probes for tumor detection $233,102
1R21CA110104-01S1, NCI/NIBIB (PI) 7/1/05-6/30/07
Multi-modal 129Xe probes for tumor detection $76,172
Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award (PI) 6/1/03-6/1/07
Molecules, methods, and microscopes.... $40,000
ACS, Petroleum Research Fund, Type G (PI) 7/1/04-6/30/06
Getting a charge out of ferritin $35,000
DOD Breast Cancer Research Program (PI) 7/1/04-6/30/05
129Xe MRI biosensors for multiplexed imaging of $75,000
breast cancer markers
Completed Funding, Intramural (total direct costs listed)
University Research Foundation 03/01/12-02/28/13
Typhoon 9000 Imaging System for Enhancing Penn Education $40,000
and Research Across the Chemical, Biological, and Biomedical Sciences
ITMAT Center for Targeted Therapeutics and Translational 1/01/11-12/31/11
Nanomedicine, Pilot Grant (PI) $15,000
Targeted xenon diagnostic agents
Translational Bio-Imaging Center (TBIC) 2/01/11-1/31/12
UPenn, Pilot Grant (Co-PI) $25,000 (50%)
Imaging and functional studies with fluorescent anesthetic probes
NSF MRSEC DMR-0520020, IRG-3 Seed Grant (PI) 8/01/06-9/30/11
Synthetic programmable membranes $250,000
NSF MRSEC, Seed Grant (Co-PI, Baumgart) 10/1/09-9/30/10
DNA programmable assemblies $30,000 (50%)
ITMAT Transl. Biomed Imaging Ctr, Pilot Grant (Co-PI, Greenberg) 10/1/08-9/30/09
Validation of targeted xenon SPECT agents for in vivo $50,000 (50%) molecular imaging
UPenn Comprehensive Neuroscience Center (Co-PI, Eberwine) 10/1/07-10/1/08
Light-activated oligos for spatiotemporal gene regulation.... $65,000 (50%)
UPenn NanoBio Interface Center (NBIC) Pilot Grant (PI) 9/1/07-9/1/08
RNA templates for nanobiotechnology $50,000
UPenn Institute Med. and Eng. Seed Grant (Co-PI, Eckenhoff) 1/01/06-12/31/06
Probing mechanisms for anesthetic toxicity with ferritin $30,000 (50%)
UPenn, Univ. Res. Foundation Grant (PI) 3/1/05-3/1/06
Using fluorescence microscopy to develop new $25,000
MRI contrast agents....
UPenn Genomics Institute Seed Grant (PI) 1/1/04-12/31/05
Laser-activated spatiotemporal gene regulation $100,000
UPenn IME Pilot Grant (Co-PI) 3/1/04-3/1/05
Reporter molecules for gene detection.... $15,000
UPenn, Univ. Res. Foundation Grant (PI) 3/1/03-3/1/04
In vivo control and characterization of $18,000
Invited Research Lectures (organized by year)
|2003||October: UPenn Chemistry Club
October: Temple U., Department of Chemistry
October: Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME), UPenn
|2004||August: National ACS meeting,
October: Wistar Institute
October: Bryn Mawr College, Department of Chemistry
November: Villanova Graduate Fair
November: St. Joseph’s U., Department of Chemistry
|2005||January: UPenn, Department of
June: DOD Era of Hope Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
November: Jefferson U., Department of Biochemistry
November: Richard Stockton College, NJ, Department of Chemistry
December: New York Academy of Sciences, Frontiers in Science
December: Rutgers U., New Brunswick, NJ, Department of Chemistry
Center Molecular Studies
March: Natl. ACS Meeting, Atlanta, GA, two talks
August: Society of Molecular Imaging, Hawaii
September: Natl. ACS Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2 talks)
November: Shippensburg U., Department of Chemistry
November: Temple U., Undergraduate Chemistry Symposium
December: Drexel U., Department of Chemistry
|2007||February: Scripps Research
February: Caltech, Department of Chemistry
March: UPenn lecture to adult science teachers
May: U.C. San Diego., Department of Chemistry
May: U.C. Santa Barbara, Department of Chemistry
May: U.C. Irvine, Department of Chemistry
May: MARM undergraduate lecture, Ursinus
May: Drexel U., Materials Science Department
June: UPenn Genomics Institute, Chemistry and Genomics Symposium
August: ACS National Meeting, Boston, Inorganic Chemistry
September: Purdue U., Department of Chemistry
September: U. Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Department of Chemistry
September: Indiana U., Bloomington, Department of Chemistry
September: NSF Workshop in Physical Organic Chemistry, Vermont
September: U. California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
September: Symposium on Molecular and Cellular Imaging, Yale, Dept. of Radiology, declined
October: U. of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Department of Chemistry
October: UPenn, SAS Imaging Symposium
November: U. of Chicago, Department of Chemistry
November: M.I.T. and Harvard, Departments of Chemistry
November: Millersville State U., Department of Chemistry
|2008||February: U. North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry
March: North Carolina State U., Department of Chemistry
April: Haverford, Department of Chemistry, undergraduate club
May: Washington U., Department of Chemistry
June: National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, Pittsburgh
June: DOD BCRP Meeting, Baltimore
August: American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, “Metals in Biochemistry” symposium honoring Elizabeth Theil
October: UPenn, Cancer and Metabolism Seminar series
December: U. Rhode Island, Department of Chemistry
|2009||February: U. South Carolina,
Department of Chemistry
March: John’s Hopkins U., Department of Chemistry
July: UPenn, School of Medicine, NMR symposium hyperpolarized nuclei
September: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bio-Constellation Lecture
September: Society Molecular Imaging annual meeting, Montreal (2 talks)
October: Frontiers in NMR Spec., Leibniz Institute, Berlin, Germany
December: Multifunctional Organic Materials and Devices, First International Symposium, Toho U., Tokyo, Japan
|2010||April: National Institutes of
Health (NHLBI), Bethesda, MD
August: American Chemical Society Meeting, Boston (3 talks)
October: UPenn, Targeted Therapeutics Seminar Series
November: The College of New Jersey, Department of Chemistry
|2011||March: Brigham Young University,
Department of Chemistry
June: UPenn, REU student lecture
September: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Innovation Day
September: UPenn, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
October: Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry
November: St. Joseph’s University, McGroddy Frontiers in Science Seminar series
|2012||March: U.C. Berkeley, Department
of Chemistry (Pines Lab)
March: American Chemical Society Meeting, San Diego (2 invited talks)
April: UPenn, Frontiers at the Chemistry-Biology Interface Symposium
June: XeMat 2012, Dublin, Ireland
July: UPenn, School of Medicine, NMR symposium hyperpolarized nuclei
August: keynote lecture, Ninth IUPAC International Symposium Biomolecular Chemistry, Beijing, China
August: Peking University, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
December: Tulane University, Department of Chemistry
|2013||Feb: St. John’s University,
Queens, NYC, ACS chapter, student invitation
May: UPenn, SOM, International NMR symposium lung imaging
July: 12th International Conference on Calixarenes, Newfoundland, CAN
Departmental Service, UPenn Chemistry
Vice Chair, Oct. 2011-March 2012
Member, Five-Year Planning Committee (Chair, Kozlowski), 2012-Present
Member, Graduate Committee, Chemistry Dept., 2003-2009, 2012-Present
Member, Undergraduate Committee, Chemistry Dept., 2003-2006, 2012-Present
Faculty Director, UPenn Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Facility, 2007 – Present
Faculty Co-Director, UPenn Chemistry Optical Microscopy Facility, 2006 – Present
Chair, Major Instrumentation Committee in Chemistry, tasked with identifying large instrumentation needs in Chemistry, 2009 – Present
Currently research advisor to 1 postdoctoral scholar, 8 graduate students, 2 undergraduates
Research mentor to 20 graduate students and 26 undergraduates, 2003 – Present
Professor, "General Chemistry 101," spring semesters 2003-2006, 2009; fall semester 2006; summers 2012, 2013
Professor, co-taught Chemistry 559, "Biomolecular Imaging" or “Topics in Biophysical Chemistry”, spring semesters 2005 –2011, fall semester 2011
Professor, Chemistry 567, "Bioinorganic Chemistry", fall semesters 2008-2010, spring and fall semesters 2012
Professor, Chemistry 012-LPS, “Environmental Chemistry”, spring 2012, 2013
Professor, Chemistry 455, “Biophysical Chemistry”, co-taught with Blasie, fall 2012
Co-Chair, General Chemistry Laboratory Committee, tasked with reviewing and overhauling undergraduate general chemistry laboratory, 2010 – Present
Member, Chemistry Chair’s Advisory Committee, 2010 – 2012
Chair, General Chemistry Education Committee, tasked with reviewing and overhauling undergraduate general chemistry curriculum, 2009 – Present
Member, “Target of Opportunity” Faculty Search Committee, 2009 – Present
Co-organizer for Chemistry Department Biological Seminar Program, 2006 – Present
Primary author of 7 NIH and NSF shared instrumentation proposals, 2006 – Present
Chair, committee tasked with reviewing performance of director of General Chemistry laboratories, 2011
Member of New Chair Search Committee, fall 2008
Member of Search Committee, Junior Faculty in Chemistry (ad hoc member), fall 2004
Member of Inorganic Search Committee, Junior and Senior Faculty in Chemistry, spring 2008 – 2009
Member of Biological Search Committee, Junior Faculty in Chemistry, fall 2007
Graduate student recruiter, Biological Chemistry Division, 2003 – 2009
Member of approximately 20 Ph.D. thesis committees in Chemistry
Implementation of wireless feedback technology for “General Chemistry 101,” $3500 SAS Instructional Technology Grant to purchase new equipment, 2005
Member of Chemistry Department Web Design Committee, 2005 – 2007
Member of Chemistry Department Nanoscience Building Committee, 2006 – 2008
Organizer for Chemistry Department Inorganic Seminar Program, 2004 – 2006
Co-creator of 2-day course for high school Chemistry teachers, “Teaching Difficult Chemistry Concepts with Fun and Easy Demos”, supported by Dreyfus Foundation, August 3 – 4, 2007 and August 15 – 16, 2008; course received 4.9/5.0 rating
Head of General Chemistry Textbook Committee, 2007
Service to University of Pennsylvania
Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Students and Educational Policy, 2011– Present
Chair, Faculty Senate Committee on Students and Educational Policy, Jan. 2012 – Present
Member, Faculty Council on Access and Academic Support, Jan. 2012 – Present
Member, SAS Natural Sciences committee tasked with issuing a proposal to Dean Bushnell, for the purpose of initiating a hiring cluster in Energy, Jan. 2012 – Present
Member, Senate Executive Committee, 2010 – 2012
Steering Committee Member, HHMI/NIBIB Biomedical Training Grant, 2006 – Present
Advisory Board Member, Chemical Biology NIH Training Grant, 2006 – Present
Chemistry representative to Imaging Committee tasked with identifying large instrumentation needs at UPenn, 2009 – Present
Academic advisor to 35 UPenn Freshmen and Sophomores, 2003 – Present
Member, 2 thesis committees for graduate students in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group, UPenn School of Medicine, 2007 – Present
Member, SAS Curriculum Committee, 2009 – 2011
Member, Hearing Boards for Student Disciplinary System and Code of Academic Integrity, 2007 – 2011
I served as Chair of the Hearing Board for a student disciplinary case in Oct, 2008. I wrote the formal report summarizing the findings and recommendations of the committee. I served on a second case in 2009, and third case in March, 2011.
Member, UPenn SAS Committee, website for NSF outreach materials, 2008 – 2010
Member, UPenn SAS Committee on Undergraduate Education (CUE), 2006 – 2008
Member, UPenn SAS Learning and Technology Committee, 2007 – 2009
Co-Chair, SAS Imaging Symposium, 1-day event held October 16, 2007
Presentations, “Encouraging Participation in Large Science Classes,” UPenn Faculty Teaching Forum, May, 2004 and March, 2005
General Service to Chemistry
Session chair for American Chemical Society national meetings: Inorganic Chemistry Division at Atlanta (2006), San Francisco (2006), and Boston (2007); Metals in Biochemistry symposium honoring Liz Theil, Philadelphia (2008)
Chair, Materials Session, Bioorganic Gordon Conference, August 2008
Journal reviewer (30-50 reviews provided annually) Science, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nano Lett., Small, Nat. Meth., Nat. Nanotechn., Nat. Chem. Biol., ACS Chem. Biol., J. Phys. Chem., J. Med. Chem., Biochemistry, J. Org. Chem., Org. Lett., Nucleic Acids Res., Bioconj. Chem., Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., Biotechniques, RNA, J. Inorg. Biochem., Mol. Biosyst., Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., Coord. Chem. Rev., Biomacromolecules, Magn. Reson. Med.
Proposal reviewer, American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund, 2005, 2013
Proposal reviewer for Cancer Research, UK, 2006 and 2008
Proposal reviewer, U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF), 2008
Proposal reviewer, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/ERA-Chemistry consortium, 2008
NIH ad hoc study section member, Minority Biomedical Research Support Program, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), October, 2006 and July, 2007
NIH ad hoc study section member, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), reviewer of proposals for two RFAs, ES-06-012, "Biological Response Indicators of Environmental Stress Centers (U54)” and ES-06-013, "Biological Response Indicators of Environmental Stress (U01)", March, 2007
NIH ad hoc study section member, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), reviewer of P-42 proposals for the Superfund Basic Research Program, September, 2007
Proposal reviewer, National Science Foundation (NSF), Inorganic Chemistry, May, 2007 and December, 2008; Biological Chemistry, September, 2009
Proposal reviewer, European Research Council (ERC), panel LS7 "Diagnostic Tools, Therapies and Public Health", 2009-2013
Proposal reviewer, NIH Challenge grants, June 2009
Proposal reviewer, NIH SBIR, NCI Topic 281 “Biosensors for Early Cancer Detection and Risk Assessment”, March 2010
Proposal reviewer, Evaluation Committee of the Blanc SIMI 7 2011 program of the French National Research Agency (ANR), March 2011
Proposal reviewer, South Carolina Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and Institutional Development Awards (EPSCoR/IDeA), Columbia, South Carolina, April 2011
Proposal reviewer, Doctoral Fellowships in Imaging Technology for Biology and
Medicine, EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne), September 2011
Proposal reviewer, NIH SBIR, Cell, Computational, and Molecular Biology IMST – J (15) Small Business Editorial Board Review Panel, June 2012
Proposal reviewer, NIH Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics study section (ZRG1 BCMB-R 02 M), November 2012
Proposal reviewer, INSERM (France), Physics, Mathematics and Engineering Sciences Program, January 2013
Undergraduate Students Supervised (26 total, current location provided, if known)
|deMauri Mackie, Josh Strauss (Albert Einstein Medical School), Igar Fuki (Ph.D. program, UPenn Statistics), Matthew Kofke1 (medical school), Brenna Kelly, Stephanie Topp (Ph.D. program, Cornell Biochemistry), Chris Gorman, Carolyn Wei (Ph.D. program, UIUC Chemistry), Laura Spece• (Penn State Medical School), Vijay Yerubandi• (Columbia Medical School), Matthew Bessette (M.D./Ph.D. program, Univ. Virginia, Charlottesville), Tara Kaufmann• (M.D./Ph.D. program, UCSF), Masaya Jimbo• (M.D./Ph.D. program, Jefferson), Anna Turetsky (Ph.D. program, Harvard Biophysics), Chris Pollock# (Ph.D. program, Cornell Chemistry), Frances Rodriguez* (Ph.D. program, U.C. Berkeley Chemistry), David Jacobson (Ph.D. program, UCSB Physics), Weiren Liu (Ph.D. program, J. Hopkins, Biology), Michael Kim? (undergrad), Myra Eckenhoff° (undergrad), David Hao (undergrad), John Psonis (undergrad), John Philbin (undergrad), Elizabeth O’Brien (undergrad), Amaris Borges* (undergrad), Stephanie Cornell% (undergrad)|
| 1 from Carnegie Mellon
#from Clemson University
*REU student from University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
?from Stanford University
°from Kenyon College
%from Texas A&M University
•earned Masters degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry while in the lab
High School Students Supervised
- Kara Thompson, student at Motivation High School, Philadelphia, PA, summer 2009
- Jerusha Yun, student at Agnes Irwin School, Rosemont, PA, academic year 2009-10
High School Teachers Supervised
- Max Geisler, local high school science teacher, NBIC summer program, 2005
- James LeNoir, local high school science teacher, NBIC summer program, 2008
Graduate Students Supervised (20 total, year of joining lab, undergraduate institution, field of training in parentheses)
|Joe Swift (2004, Imperial College, London, Physical Chemistry), Aru Hill (2004, Denison U., Inorganic Chemistry), Chris Butts (2005, Hamilton College, Biological Chemistry), Julia Richards (2005, Vanderbilt U., Biological Chemistry), Garry Seward (2005, U. Virginia, Charlottesville, Biological Chemistry), Lei Zhang (2005/2006, Nankei U., transfer from Caltech Chemistry graduate program, Inorganic Chemistry), Jenny Chambers (2006, James Madison U., Organic Chemistry), Najat Khan (2007, Colgate U., Organic Chemistry), Julie Griepenburg (2007, Seton Hall U., Inorganic Chemistry), Jasmina Cheung-Lau (2008, Amherst College, Inorganic Chemistry), Brittani Ruble (2008, Emory U., Biological Chemistry), Yubin Bai (2009, U.S.T.C., Physical Chemistry), Zhengzheng Liao (2009, Peking U., Physical Chemistry), Brittany Riggle (2010, U. Virginia, Charlottesville, Biological Chemistry), Daniel Emerson (2011, U. Florida, Physical Chemistry), Yanfei Wang (2012, Peking U., Physical Chemistry), Katie Pulsipher (2012, Brigham Young U., Inorganic Chemistry), Sean Yeldell (2013, Biological Chemistry), Teresa Rapp (2013, Inorganic Chemistry), Ben Roose (2013, John’s Hopkins U., Biological Chemistry)|
Ph.D. Degrees Awarded (10 total)
Aru Hill, defended thesis in Oct., 2008 (postdoc with Ken Raymond, U.C. Berkeley; Senior Scientist, Parallel Synthesis Technologies, Inc.)
Joe Swift, defended thesis in Nov., 2008 (postdoc with Dennis Discher, Univ. Penn.)
Chris Butts, defended thesis in Feb., 2009 (graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012, now an intern)
Julia Richards, defended thesis in June, 2010 (postdoc with John Murray, Univ. Penn., now a Senior Research Scientist at Johnson & Johnson)
Garry Seward, defended thesis in August, 2010 (Scientist, Alfa Aesar)
Lei Zhang, defended thesis in April, 2011 (Lecturer, Nankei Univ., China)
Najat Khan, defended thesis in May, 2011 (Consultant, Boston Consulting Group)
Brittani Ruble, defended thesis in July, 2012 (postdoc)
Jasmina Cheung-Lau, defended thesis in February, 2013 (Manager, Lampe Berger)
Zhengzheng Liao, defended thesis in May, 2013 (Scientist, Unilever)
Master’s Degrees Awarded (2 total)
Jenny Chambers (nee Muth), June 2008
Daniel Emerson, February, 2013
Postdoctoral Scholars Supervised (8 total)
Other Experience and Professional Memberships
|2006-||Member, Society for Molecular Imaging (SMI)|
|2006-||Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, UPenn|
|2006-||Expert Witness and Consultant, Philadelphia law firms|
|2005-||Member, New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)|
|2003-||Member, Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME), UPenn|
|2003-||Consultant, chemistry teaching materials for Houghton Mifflin Company|
|2002-03||Editor, science textbooks for Pearson Learning Group|
|2001-02||Consultant in biotechnology, Los Angeles law firm|
|2000-02||Member, Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry|
|1995-||Member, American Chemical Society|
Collaborators (Past Four Years)UPenn: Tobias Baumgart, Amos Smith, Jeffery Saven, David Christianson, Chris Murray, Feng Gai, Tom Troxler, Patrick Carroll (Chemistry), Roderic Eckenhoff, David Eckmann, Renyu Liu (Anesthesiology, SOM), Joel Greenberg (Neurology, SOM), Dan Hammer (Bio- and Chemical Engineering), Jim Eberwine (Pharmacology, SOM), Nicholas Kuzma and Jerry Glickson (Radiology, SOM)
Caltech: Eric Davidson (Sea urchin developmental biology)
HelmholtzCenter Munich: Reinhard Koester (Zebrafish neurobiology)
NIST: Ron Colle (Radon generation, radiological sciences)
Duke: Michael Therien (conjugated, fluorescent porphyrin sensors)
Research MentorsPostdoctoral Advisor (2000-02): Prof. Scott E. Fraser, Beckman Imaging Center, Caltech
Graduate Advisor (1995-2000): Prof. Harry B. Gray, Chemistry Department, Caltech
Laboratory Advisor (1994-95): Prof. Helmut Ringsdorf, J. Gutenberg Universität, Chemistry Department, Mainz, DE
Undergraduate Advisor (1993-94): Prof. George M. Whitesides, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University