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Arnold School of Public Health

Selected Publications

Decho AW and Gutierrez T. 2017. Microbial extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) in ocean systems. Frontiers Microbiology  8:922. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00922 

Miller KP, Wang L, Benicewicz BC, Decho AW. 2015. Engineering Nanoparticles to attack bacteria. Chemical Society Reviews 44:7787-7807. doi: 10.1039/c5cs00041f. PubMed PMID: 26190826. 

Ikuma, K, Decho AW, Lau BL. 2015.  When nanoparticles meet biofilms—interactions guiding the environmental fate and accumulation of nanoparticles. Frontiers Microbiology, Vol. 6. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00591. PubMed PMID: 26136732.

Wang L, Chen YP, Miller KP, Cash BM, Jones S, Glenn S, Benicewicz BC, Decho AW. 2014. Antibiotic delivery using functionalized nanoparticles to kill MRSA and other bacteria. Chemical Communications  50(81): 12030-12033.  doi: 10.1039/c1cc16432e. Epub 2011 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 22143352.

Zhang J, Chen YP, Miller KP, Ganewatta MS, Bam M, Yan Y, Nagarkatti M, Decho AW, Tang C. 2014. Antimicrobial Metallopolymers and Bioconjugates with Conventional Antibiotics against Multidrug Resistant Bacteria. J American Chemical Society (JACS) 136:4873-4876 doi: 10.1021/ja5011338 PubMed PMID: 24628053.

Decho AW, Frey RL, Ferry JL. 2011. Chemical challenges to bacterial AHL signaling in the environment. Chemical Reviews 111:86-99.  PubMed PMID: 21142012.

Ferry JL, Craig P, Hexel C, Sisco P, Frey R, Pennington PL, Fulton MH, Scott IG, Decho AW, Kashiwada S, Murphy CJ, Shaw TJ. 2009. Transfer of gold nanoparticles from the water column to the estuarine food web. Nature Nanotechnology 4:441-444.  doi: 10.1038/nnano.2009.157. PubMed PMID: 19581897.

Decho, AW, Visscher PT, Ferry J, et al. 2009. Autoinducers extracted from microbial mats reveal a diversity of  N-acylhomoserine lactones (HSL) and abundance changes that may relate to diel pH. Environmental Microbiology  11:409-420  doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01780.x. PubMed PMID: 19196272.

Reid RP, Visscher PT, Decho AW, et al.  2000. Role of microbes in accretion, lamination, and early lithification of modern marine stromatolites. Nature 406:989-992.  PubMed PMID: 10984051.

Decho AW. 1990. Microbial exopolymer secretions in ocean environments: Their role(s) in food webs and marine processes. Oceanography Marine Biology Annual Reviews 28:73-154.


Serial No. 60/964,098. High-throughput in vitro translation (cell-lysate based) assay for detecting quorum sensing signals. US Patent No. 8,546,071.

Serial No. 61/463,304.   Rosin-derived cationic compounds and polymers and their methods of preparation.  US Patent No. 8,901,245.

Serial No.  13/396,877. Cationic Metallocene Materials Loaded with Antibiotics as Antimicrobial Agents.  (Provisional)

Serial No. 61/974,046. Cyclodextrin Functionalized Nanoparticles for Quenching Bacterial Communication (Provisional)