Publications (*equal contribution, grad. student, Undergrad. student‡)
20-Balmuri S.R., Phandanouvong-Lozano V., House S.D., Yang J.C., Niepa T.H.R. Mucoid Switch Provides a Growth Advantage to Pseudomonas aeruginosa at Oil-Water Interfaces. (2022) ACS Applied Bio Materials Early Career Forum–Invited Article(Accepted). [link] Featured Cover Art (Link).
19- Davidson S-L & Niepa THR. Controlling Microbial Dynamics through Selective Solute Transport Across Functional Nanocultures. (2021) ACS Applied Polymer Materials Early Career Forum –Invited Article. [link] Featured Cover Art (Link).
18- Davidson S-L & Niepa THR. Micro-technologies for Assessing Microbial Dynamics in Controlled Environments. Frontiers in Microbiology 12 (2022) 745835. [link]
17- Uzoukwu E‡, Phandanouvong-Lozano V, Usman H, Sfeir C.S., Niepa THR. Droplet-based microfluidics as a high-throughput method to investigate the human oral microbiome. Biotechnology Advances 55 (2022) 10790. [link]
16- Balmuri S.R., Keck N‡, Niepa THR. Assessing the performance of wax-based microsorbents for oil remediation. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 627 (2021) 127227. [link]
15- Usman H, Davidson S-L, Manimaran NH, Nguyen JT, Seth R‡, Bah A‡, Beckman E, Niepa THR. Design of a Well-Defined Poly(Dimethylsiloxane)-Based Microbial Nanoculture System. Materials Today Communications 2021, 27, 102185. [link]
14- Manimaran NH, Usman H, Kamga K‡, Davidson S-L, Beckman E, Niepa THR. Developing a Functional Poly (dimethylsiloxane)-Based Microbial Nanoculture System Using Dimethylallylamine. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces2020, 12, 45, 50581–50591. [link]. Featured Cover Art (Link).
13- Balmuri SR, Waters NG‡, Hegemann J, Kierfeld J, Niepa THR. Material Properties of Films of mucoid and non-mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates. Acta Biomaterialia 118 (2020) 129–140 [link].
12- Parry-Nweye E‡*, Onukwugha N‡*, Balmuri SR, Shane JL, Kim D, Koo H, Niepa THR. Electrochemical Strategy for Eradicating Fluconazole-Tolerant Candida albicans using implantable Titanium. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019, 11, 40997−41008. [link].
11- Niepa THR*, Vaccari L*, Leheny RL, Goulian M, Lee D, and Stebe KJ. Films of bacteria at Interfaces (FBI): Remodeling of fluid interfaces by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Scientific Reports 7 (2017) 17864. [link]
10- Vaccari L, Molaei M, Niepa THR, Lee D, Leheny LR, and Stebe KJ. Films of Bacteria at Interfaces. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 247 (2017) 561–572. [link]
9- Kim D., Sengupta A., Niepa THR, et al. Candida albicans stimulates Streptococcus mutans microcolony development via cross-kingdom biofilm-derived metabolites. Scientific Reports 7 (2017) 41332. [link]
8- Niepa THR, Wang H, Gilbert JL and Ren D. Eradication of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells by cathodic electrochemical currents delivered with graphite electrodes. Acta Biomaterialia 50 (2017) 344-352. [link]
7- Murphy D, Gemmell B, Vaccari L, Li C, Bacosa H, Evans M, Gemmell C, Harvey T, Jalali M, Niepa THR. An in-depth survey of the oil spill literature since 1968: Long term trends and changes since Deepwater Horizon. Marine Pollution Bulletin 113 (1-2) (2016) 371–379. [link]
6- Hann DS, Niepa THR, Stebe KJ, Lee D. One-step generation of cell-viable compartments via polyelectrolyte complexation in an aqueous two-phase system. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (38) (2016) 25603–25611. [link]
5- Niepa THR, Hou L, Jiang H, Goulian M, Koo H, Stebe KJ, and Lee D. Microbial Nanoculture as an Artificial Microniche. Scientific Reports 6 (2016) 30578. [link]
4- Niepa THR, Wang H, Dabrowiak JC et al. Synergy between tobramycin and trivalent chromium ion in electrochemical control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Acta Biomaterialia 36 (2016) 286–295. [link]
3- Niepa THR, Snepenger LM, Hao Wang, et al. Sensitizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells to antibiotics by electrochemical disruption of membrane functions. Biomaterials 74 (2016) 267-279. [link]
2- Niepa THR, Gilbert JL, and Ren D. Controlling Pseudomonas aeruginosa persister cells by weak electrochemical currents and synergistic effects with tobramycin. Biomaterials 33(30) (2012) 7356-7365. [link]
1- Szkotak R, Niepa THR, Jawrani N, et al. Differential Gene Expression to Investigate the Effects of Low-level Electrochemical Currents on Bacillus subtilis. AMB Express 1 (2011) 39. [link]
- Ren, D., Zhang M., Niepa THR, and Gilbert J. (2014) System and method for controlling bacterial persister cells with weak electric currents (2014). (U.S. Patent 8569027).
- Ren, D., Zhang M., Niepa THR, and Gilbert J. (2013) System and method for controlling bacterial cells with weak electric currents (2013). (U.S. Patent 8663914).
- Romo L., Garritano N., Niepa THR, Door Handle Sterilization System (2013). WO Patent 2,013,025,894. (Patent Pending).
CONFERENCE PRECEEDINGS & PRESENTATIONS
- “Films of bacteria at Interfaces (FBI) formation: A dynamic response to interfacial stress.” – Poster Presentation at the Gordon Research Conference: 2016 Biointerface Science, Les Diablerets Conference Center, Les Diablerets, Switzerland. (June 11-19, 2016)
- “Differential Response of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells to Interfacial stress”. Poster Presentation at the 2016 Gulf of Mexico-Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Tampa, FL. (February 1-5, 2016).
- “Controlling the Metabolic Activity of Bacterial Cells By Physico-Chemical Factors”, Niepa THR, 2015 AICHE Annual Meeting(ISBN: 978-0-8169-1094-6). Salt Lake City, UT. (November 8-13, 2015).
- “Bacterial Response to Interfacial Stress in a Model of Hydrocarbon Bioremediation”, Niepa THR, Vaccari L, Leheny RL, Goulian M, Lee D. and Stebe KJ., 2015 AICHE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1094-6). Salt Lake City, UT. (November 8-13, 2015).
- “Selectively Permeable Microbial Nanoculture System”, Niepa THR, Hou L, Goulian M, Koo H, Stebe K, and Lee D., 2015 AICHE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1094-6). Salt Lake City, UT. (November 8-13, 2015).
- “Selectively Permeable Robust Microbial Nanoculture System”. Poster Presentation at the 7th ASM conference on Biofilms, Chicago, IL. Attended the biofilm quantification workshop – (October 24-29, 2015).
- “Bacterial response to interfacial stress in a model of hydrocarbon bioremediation”- Oral Presentation at the 2015 Gulf of Mexico-Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, Houston, TX. (February 16-19, 2015)
- “Sensitizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa to antibiotics by electrochemical disruption of membrane functions” – Poster Presentation at the Gordon Research Seminar: 2014 Microbial Stress Response, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. (July 26-27, 2014)
- “Sensitizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa to antibiotics by electrochemical disruption of membrane functions” – Poster Presentation at the Gordon Research Conference: 2014 Microbial Stress Response, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. (July 27-August 1, 2014)
- “Controlling Pseudomonas aeruginosa persister cells by weak electrochemical currents and synergistic effects with tobramycin”- Poster Presentation at the 6th ASM conference on Biofilms, Miami, FL. Attended the animal models of biofilm infections workshop – (Sept 29-Oct 4, 2012)
- “Electrochemical Inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa persister cells”- Oral Presentation at the Emerging Researcher National (ERN) Conference in STEM, Atlanta, GA – (February 23-25, 2012)
- “Electrochemical Inhibition of bacterial persister cells”- Poster Presentation at the 2011 BMES Annual meeting, Hartford, CT – (October 12–15, 2011)
- “Electrochemical Inhibition of bacterial persister cells”- Oral and Poster Presentation at the Stevens conference on bacteria-biomaterial interactions, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ – (June 9-10, 2011)
- “Patterned biofilm formation reveals critical information of bacteria-surface interactions”- Poster Presentation at the NSF CMMI research and innovation conference, Atlanta, GA – (January 4-7, 2011)
- “Elimination of Pseudomonas aeruginosa persisters with Low Electric Currents”- Oral Presentation at the AIChE annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT – (November 7-12, 2010)