CSU represented at the Biointerface 2018 Workshop & Symposium in Boulder, CO - October 2018.
Our research interests are broadly defined within three distinct areas:
- Development and synthesis of new biomedical materials
- Applied and fundamental studies of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
- Analytical method development
News and Updates
- Jack Miera, CBE undergraduate, has an analytical internship at Cannabistry Labs this summer.
- Congratulations to Lindsey and Bella for their published manuscript on reducing biofilms across bacteria strains - the work was also featured on Twitter @Bionterphases.
- Congratulations to Alec Lutkze, Alyssa Melvin, Chris Allison and Megan Neufeld their published manuscript on the catalytic activity of indium on the decomposition of RSNOs.
- Hailey Hibbard’s research on a dual bacteria detection and NO release material highlighted on the inside cover of Journal of Materials Chemistry-B.
- Prof. Reynolds is an invited instructor for the Academic Leadership Training conference sponsored by ACS and Research Corporation in Washington DC.
- Hailey Hibbard awarded 1st place at the annual Biointerface meeting.
- Yanyi Zang selected to present her research at the 35th Annual Children’s National Symposium: ECMO & the Advanced Therapies for Cardiac & Respiratory Failure.
- Hailey Hibbard receives Platinum Award at the CSU Grad Showcase.
- Hailey Hibbard named social media coordinator by the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation!
- Biochemistry undergraduate student, Christina Henderson, to present her research on cosmetic formulations at the American Chemical Society meeting in March.
- Prof. Reynolds has been invited to speak at the Gordon Research Conference - Nanoporous Materials and Their Applications this August.
- Prof. Reynolds has been invited to speak at EuroMOF 2019 in Paris, France.
Group Picture: August 2017 (New Chemistry Research Building Lab!)
Funding and Award News
- Prof. Reynolds and Dr. Batchinsky of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research were awarded a $3.4 million DoD award to improve breathing for critically ill patients
- Reynolds lab receives $1.4 million NIH grant to develop MOF-based catheters in collaboration with Prof. Handa from the University of Georgia.
- Prof. Reynolds named 2017 Professor Laureate by the College of Natural Sciences for outstanding contributions to research, teaching, mentoring, and outreach.
- Prof. Reynolds was awarded a Monfort Professorship. The award includes research support for fundamental and applied studies focused on metal-organic framework materials as anti-platelet and anti-bacterial agents.
- Advanced Industries Accelerator has provided funding for biological MOF studies.
- Prof. Borlee and Prof. Reynolds were awarded funding to study biofilm dispersion.
- Professors Kipper, Krapf, Li and Reynolds were awarded a collaborative NSF-CBET grant to study protein adsorption in polysaccharide brushes.
- Prof. Reynolds and her research group are members of two multidiscplinary teams that have received $200,000 in seed funding from the Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships (CIP) program.
- Professors Melissa Reynolds and Richard Finke have been awarded a collaborative NIH grant: Catalytic Nitric Oxide Release Coatings for Prolonged Anticlotting Catheters.
Recent Select Publications
Combined influence of nitric oxide and surface roughness in biofilm reduction across bacteria strains. Biointerphases. 2019, 14(2), 021004. **Featured on twitter @Biointerphases**
Fluorescent nitric oxide donor for the detection and killing of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J. Mater. Chem. B. 2019, 7, 2009-2018.**Inside cover feature**
Nitric oxide generation from S-nitrosoglutathione: New activity of indium and a survey of metal ion effects. Nitric Oxide. 2019, 84, 16-21.
Examining the Effect of Common Nitrosating Agents on Chitosan Using a Glucosamine Oligosaccharide Model System. Carbohydrate Polymers. 2019, 203, 285-291.
Nitric Oxide-Mediated Fibrinogen Deposition Prevents Platelet Adhesion and Activation. Biointerphases. 2018, 13, 06E403. **Invited for special edition and selected as a feature article**
Biodegradable Crosslinked Polyesters Derived from Thiomalic Acid and S-nitrosothiol Analogues for Nitric Oxide Release. J. Mater. Chem. B. 2018, 6, 4071–4081. **Selected for cover art**
Neufeld, B. H.; Tapia, J. B.; Lutzke, A.; Reynolds, M. M. Small Molecule Interferences in Resazurin and MTT-Based Metabolic Assays in the Absence of Cells. ACS Anal. Chem. 2018, 90(11), 6867–6876.
Surface-Anchored Metal Organic Framework Cotton Material for Tunable Antimicrobial Copper Delivery. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2018, 10, 15189–15199.
Metal-Organic Framework/Chitosan Hybrid Materials Promote Nitric Oxide Release from S-Nitrosoglutathione in Aqueous Solution. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9(6), 5139-5148.
Sustained Nitric Oxide Release from a Tertiary S-Nitrosothiol-based Polyphosphazene Coating. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2017, 9(3), 2104-2113.
Department of Chemistry
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523