Google Scholar Citations


  • S Azimi, J Thomas, SE Cleland, JE Curtis, JB Goldberg, SP Diggle,O-specific antigendependent surface hydrophobicity mediates aggregate assembly type in Psedumoonas aeruginos, MBio, 12(4), e0086021, (2021).
  • Jessica L. Faubel, Wenbin Weil, Jennifer E. Curtis,Sculpting Enzyme-Generated Giant Polymer Brushes, ACS Nano, 15(3), 4268-4276, (2021).
  • 2019

  • Wenbin Wei, Jessical L. Faubel, Hemaa Selvakumar, Daniel T. Kovari, Joanna Tsao, Felipe Rivas, A.T. Mohabir, Michelle Krecker, E. Rahbar, Adam R. Hall, Michael A. Filler, Jennifer L. Washburn, Paul H. Weigel, Jennifer E. Curtis, Self-regenerating giant hyaluronan polymer brushes, Nature Communications, 8(10), 1323-1327, (2019).
  • Jessical L. Faubel, Riddhi P. Patel, Wenbin Wei, Jennifer E. Curtis, Blair K. Brettmann, Giant hyaluronan polymer brushes display polyelectrolyte brush polymer physics behavior, ACS Macro Letters, 8(10), 1323-1327, (2019).
  • 2018

  • Shlomi Cohen, Daniel T. Kovari, Wenbin Wei, Rebecca Keate, Jennifer E. Curtis, Shuyi Nie, Cdc42 regulates the cellular localization of Cdc42ep1 in controlling neural crest cell migration, J. Mol. Cell Biol., 10(5), 376-387, (2018).
  • 2017

  • J. Scrimgeour, L.T. McLane, P.T. Chang, J.E. Curtis, Single molecule imaging of proteoglycans in the pericellular matrix, Biophys. J. Lett. 113(11), 2316-2320, (2017).
  • 2016

  • P.S. Chang, L.T. McLane, R. Fogg, J. Scrimgeour, J.S. Temenoff, A. Granqvist, J.E. Curtis, Cell surface access is modulated by tethered bottlebrush proteoglycans, Biophys. J. 110 (12), 2739-2750 (2016).
  • J.E. Curtis, New and Notable: Mechanics of Ovulation Depends on Incredibly Soft and Sugar-Rich Extracellular Matrix, Biophys. J. 110 (12), 2566-2567 (2016).
  • E. Albisetti, D. Petti, M. Pancaldi, M. Madami, S. Tacchi, J.E. Curtis, W.P. King, A. Papp, G. Csaba, W. Porod, P. Vavassori, E. Riedo and R. Bertacco, Nanopatterning reconfigurable magnetic landscapes via thermally assisted scanning probe lithography, Nature Nano. 11, 545-551 (2016).
  • E. Albisetti, K.M. Carroll, L. Xi, J.E. Curtis, D. Petti, W.P. King, R. Bertacco, E. Riedo, Thermochemical scanning probe lithography of nanoscale protein gradients, Nanotechnology 27 (31), 315302 (2016).
  • D.T. Kovari, W. Wei, P. Chang, J. Simon-Toro, R. Fogg, F. Koo, D. Chambers, K. Porter, J.E. Curtis, Frustrated phagocytic spreading in J774A-1 macrophages ends in distinct non-muscle myosin II dependent contraction, Biophys. J, in press (December 2016).
  • K.M. Carroll, H. Wolf, A. Knoll, J.E. Curtis, Y. Zhang, S.R. Marder, E. Riedo, U. Duerig, Understanding how charged nanoparticles electrostatically assemble and distribute in 1-D, Langmuir, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03471 (2016).
  • 2015

  • A. Souslov, J.E. Curtis, P.M. Goldbart, Beads on a string: Structure of bound aggregates of globular particles and long polymer chains, Soft Matter 11 (41), 8092-8099 (2015). [Link]
  • 2014

  • K.M. Carroll, M. Desai, A. Giordano, W.P. King, E. Riedo, J.E. Curtis, Speed Dependence of Thermochemical Nanolithography for Grey Scale Patterning, ChemPhysChem 15 (12), 2530-2535 (2014). [Link]
  • J. Lei, L.T. McLane, J.E. Curtis and J.S. Temenoff, Heparin coating for controlled biomolecule presentation to mesenchymal stem cell spheroids, Biomater. Sci. 2 (5), 666-673 (2014). [Link]
  • K.M. Carroll, X. Lu, S. Kim, Y. Gao, H-J. Kim, S. Somnath, L. Polloni, R. Sordan, W.P. King, J.E. Curtis, E. Riedo, Parallelization of Thermochemical Nanolithography, Nanoscale 6, 1299-1304 (2014). [Link]
  • 2013

  • K.M. Carroll, A.J. Giordano, D. Wang, V.K. Kodali, J. Scrimgeour, W.P. King, S.R. Marder, E. Riedo, and J.E. Curtis, Fabricating Nanoscale Chemical Gradients with ThermoChemical NanoLithography, Langmuir, 29 (27), 8675-8682 (2013). [Link]
  • D.W. Dumbauld, T.T. Lee, A. Singh, J. Scrimgeour, C.A. Gersbach, E.A. Zamir, J. Fu, C.S. Chen, J.E. Curtis, S.W. Craig, and A.J. Garcia, How Vinculin Regulates Force Transmission, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 110 (24), 9788-9793 (2013). [Link]
  • L.T. McLane, P. Chang, A. Granqvist, H. Boehm, A. Kramer, J. Scrimgeour and J.E. Curtis, Spatial Organization and Mechanical Properties in the Pericellular Matrix on Chondrocytes, Biophys. J., 104 (5), 986-996 (2013). [Link]
  • Highlighted in 'New and Notable' by Biophysical Journal.
    Anne S. van Oosten and Paul Janmey "Extremely Charged and Incredibly Soft: Physical Characterization of the Pericellular Matrix", Biophys. J., 104 (5), 961-963 (2013).[Link]
  • J. Scrimgeour, A. San Miguel, J.E. Curtis and S.H. Behrens, A Generalized Approach for Measuring Microcapsule Permeability with Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP), J. Mater. Sci., 48, 2215-2223 (2013). [Link]
  • 2012

  • J. Scrimgeour and J.E. Curtis, Aberration Correction in Wide-field Fluorescence Microscopy by Segmented-pupil Image Interferometry, Opt. Exp., 20, 14534-14541 (2012). [pdf].
  • Selected for publication in the Virtual Journal of Biomedical Optics (VJBO), 20, 14534-14541 (2012).
  • S.R. Marder, J.E. Curtis, E. Riedo, Nanopatterning Technique for Advanced Materials, SPIE Newsroom, DOI: 10.1117/2.1201207.004305 (2012). [pdf]
  • 2011

  • J. Scrimgeour, J.K. Cho, V. Breedveld, J.E. Curtis, Microfluidic Dialysis Cell for Biophysical Characterization of Solvent-responsive Soft Biomaterials, Soft Matter 7 (10), 4762-4767 (2011). [Link]
  • V.K. Kodali, J. Scrimgeour, S. Kim, J.H. Hankinson, K.M. Carroll, W.A. de Heer, C. Berger, J.E. Curtis, Non-Perturbative Chemical Modification of Graphene for Protein Micropatterning, Langmuir. 27 (3), 863-865 (2011). [Link]
  • 2010

  • A. San Miguel, J. Scrimgeour, J. E. Curtis, S. H. Behrens, Smart Colloidosomes with a Dissolution Trigger, Soft Matter 5, 3163-3166 (2010). [Link]
  • J. Scrimgeour, D. Kovari, V. Kodali, and J. E. Curtis, Photobleaching-Activated Chemical Micropatterning on Self-Assembled Monolayers, J. Phys.: Condens. Matt. 22, 194103 (2010). [pdf]
  • 2009

  • D. Wang*, V. Kodali*, W. D. Underwood, J. E. Jarvholm, T. Odaka, S. C. Jones, M. Rumi, Z. Dai, W. P. King, S. R. Marder, J. E. Curtis and E. Riedo, ThermoChemical NanoLithography of Multi-Functional Nanotemplates for Assembling Nano-Objects, Adv. Funct. Mat., 19, 3696-3702, (2009).
    *Shared first authors. Cover artwork.[Link]
  • H. Boehm, T. A. Mundinger, C. H. J. Boehm , V. Hagel, U. Rauch, J. P. Spatz, J. E. Curtis, Mapping the Mechanics and Macromolecular Organization of Hyaluronan-Rich Cell Coats, Soft Matter 5, 4331-4337 (2009). [Link]
  • T. Haraszti, S. Schulz, K. Uhrig, R. Kurre, W. Roos, C.H.J. Schmitz, J.E. Curtis, T. Maier, A.E.-M. Clemen, and J.P. Spatz, Biomimetic Models of the Actin Cortex, Biophysical Rev. & Lett. 4, 17-32 (2009). [Link]
  • K. Uhrig, R. Kurre, C. Schmitz, J.E. Curtis, T. Haraszti, A.E.-M. Clemen and J.P. Spatz, Optical Force Sensor Array in a Microfluidic Device Based on Holographic Optical Tweezers, Lab on a Chip, 9, 661-668 (2009). Inner cover artwork. [Link]
  • 2007

  • C. Mohrdieck, F. Dalmas, E. Arzt, R. Tharmann, M. Claessens, A.R. Bausch, A. Roth, E. Sackmann, C.H.J. Schmitz, J. Curtis, W. Roos, S. Schulz, K. Uhrig, J.P. Spatz, Biomimetic Models of the Actin Cytoskeleton, Small 3, 1016-1022 (2007). [Link]
  • V.K. Kodali, W. Roos, J.P. Spatz and J.E. Curtis, Cell-Assisted Assembly of Colloidal Crystallites, Soft Matter 3, 337-348 (2007).[Link]
  • 2006 and earlier

  • Christian H. J. Schmitz, Kai Uhrig, Joachim P. Spatz and Jennifer E. Curtis, “Tuning the Orbital Angular Momentum in Optical Vortex Beams”, Opt. Exp. 14, 6604 (2006). [pdf]
  • Christian H. J. Schmitz, Joachim P. Spatz and Jennifer E. Curtis, High-precision positioning of holographic optical tweezers, Opt. Exp. 13, 8678 (2005). [pdf]
  • Jennifer. E. Curtis, Christian H. J. Schmitz and Joachim P. Spatz, Symmetry dependence of holograms for optical trapping, Opt. Lett. 30, 2086 (2005). [Link]
  • Jennifer E. Curtis and David. G. Grier, The structure of optical vortices, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 133901 (2003). [Link]
  • Jennifer E. Curtis and David. G. Grier,Modulated optical vortices, Opt. Lett. 28, (2003). [Link]
  • Jennifer E. Curtis, Brian A. Koss and David G. Grier, Dynamic holographic optical tweezers, Opt. Commun. 207, 169 (2002). [Link]

Conference Proceedings


  • L. T. McLane, K. M. Carroll, J. Scrimgeour, M. D. Bedoya, A. Kramer, J. E. Curtis, "Force measurements with a translating holographic optical trap", SPIE Proc. 2010.
  • H. Boehm, T. A. Mundinger, V. Hagel, C. H. J. Boehm, J. E. Curtis, J. P. Spatz, "Analyzing the Mesoscopic Structure of Pericellular Coats on Living Cells", MRS Proc. (2010). [Link]
  • 2004

  • J.E. Curtis and J. P. Spatz, "Getting a Grip: Hyaluronan-mediated cellular adhesion", SPIE Proc. 5514, 455 (2004). [Link]
  • C. H. J. Schmitz, J. E. Curtis and J. P. Spatz, "Constructing and probing a biomimetic models of the actin cortex with holographic optical tweezers", SPIE Proc. 5514, 446 (2004). [Link]

Book Chapters

  • D.Wang, R. Szoszkiewicz, V. Kodali, J. E. Curtis, S. Marder, E. Riedo, "A New-AFM Based Lithography Method: Thermochemical Nanolithography", Applied Scanning Probe Methods, Volume 10: Biomimetics and Industrial Applications, Springer-Verlag (2010).


  • Self-regenerating Hyaluronan Polymer Brushes, J.E. Curtis, M.G. Finn, W. Wei, J. Faubel, US Application No. 16/298,820.
  • Thermochemical nanolithography of multi-functional templates for selective assembly of bioactive proteins, D. Wang, E. Riedo, V. K. Kodali, J. E. Curtis, W. D. Underwood II, T. Okada, S. C. Jones, M. Rumi, S. R. Marder, R. Szoszkiewicz, and W. P. King, US Provisional Patent 61/182190 (2009).
  • Use of multiple optical tweezers for pumping, mixing and sorting, J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss and D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 7,176,445, The University of Chicago (2007)
  • Transverse optical accelerator and generalized optical vortices, D. G. Grier and J. E. Curtis; U. S. Patent 7,109,473, The University of Chicago (2006); U. S. Patent 7,232,989, The University of Chicago (2007)
  • Multiple optical vortices for manipulating particles, J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss and D. G. Grier; U. S. Patent 6,995,351, The University of Chicago (2006)
  • Apparatus for using optical tweezers to manipulate materials, D. G. Grier, E. R. Dufresne, J. E. Curtis and B. A. Koss; U. S. Patent 6,626,546, The University of Chicago (2003). U. S. Patent 6,846,084, The University of Chicago (2005); U. S. Patent 7,104,659, The University of Chicago (2006)
  • Use of multiple optical vortices for pumping, mixing and sorting, J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss and D. G. Grier; U. S. Patent 6,737,634, The University of Chicago (2004). U. S. Patent 6,858,833, The University of Chicago (2005).