Publications

  1. A portable bioelectronic sensing system (BESSY) for environmental deployment incorporating differential microbial sensing in miniaturized reactors.” A. Y. Zhou, M. Baruch, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, and M. M. Maharbiz. PLOS ONE , 12, e0184994 (2017).
  2. The Molecular Basis for Binding of an Electron Transfer Protein to a Metal Oxide Surface.” T. Fukushima, S. Gupta, B. Rad, J. A. Cornejo, C. J. Petzold, L. J. G. Chan, R. A. Mizrahi, C. Y. Ralston, and C. M. Ajo-Franklin, Journal of the American Chemical Society , ASAP (2017).
  3. Engineering Thermophilic Microorganisms to Selectively Bind Strategic Metals in Low Temperature Geothermal Brines“ M. Charrier and C. M. Ajo-Franklin, PROCEEDINGS, 42nd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, SGP-TR-212(2017).
  4. “A synthetic biology approach to engineering living photovoltaics.” N. Schuergers, C. Werlang, C. M. Ajo-Franklin and A. Boghassian, Energy & Environmental Science, 10, 1102-1115 (2017).
  5. “Membrane Permeabilization by Conjugated Oligoelectrolytes Accelerated Whole-Cell Catalysis.” C. Catania, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, and G. C. Bazan, RSC Advances, 6, 100300-100306 (2016).
  6. “CymA and exogenous flavins improve extracellular electron transfer and couple it to cell growth in Mtr-expressing Escherichia coli.” H. M. Jensen, M. A. TerAvest, M. K. Kokish and C. M. Ajo-Franklin, ACS Synthetic Biology, 5, 679-688 (2016).
  7. Transforming exoelectrogens for biotechnology using synthetic biology.” M. A. TerAvest and C. M. Ajo-Franklin, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 113, 687–697 (2016).
  8. Recovery of critical metals using biometallurgy.” W.-Q. Zhuang, J. P Fitts, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, S. Maes, L. Alvarez-Cohen, and T. Hennebel, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 33, 327–335 (2015).
  9. Crossing Over: Nanostructures that Move Electrons and Ions Across Cellular Membranes” C. M. Ajo-Franklin, and A. Noy, Advanced Materials, 27, 5797-5804 (2015).**Cover article
  10. Ion-specific control of the self-assembly dynamics of a nanostructured protein lattice.” B. Rad, T. K. Haxton, A. Shon, S.-H. Shin, S. Whitelam, and C. M. Ajo-Franklin, ACS Nano, 9, 180–190 (2015). *highlighted in LBL Today, Materials Today
  11. Bioelectronic light-gated transistors with biologically-tunable performance.”R. Tunuguntla, M. A. Bangar, K. Kim, P. Stroeve, C. P. Grigoropoulos, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, A. Noy. Advanced Materials, 27, 831–836 (2015).**Cover Article
  12. Osmotically-Driven Transport in Carbon Nanotube Porins,”K. Kim, J. Geng, R.Tunuguntla, L. Comolli, C. Grigoropoulos, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, A. Noy, Nanoletters, 14, 7051–7056 (2015).
  13. Stochastic transport in carbon nanotube porins in lipid bilayers and cell membranes.” J. Geng, K. Kim, J. Zhang, A. Escalada, R. Tunuguntla, L. R. Comolli, F. A. Allen, A. V. Shnyrova, K. Rho, D. Munoz, Y. M. Wang, C. P. Grigopoulous, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, V. Frovol, and A. Noy. Nature, 514, 612-615 (2014).
  14. Probing the Dynamics of the Proton-Motive Force in Escherichia coli.” T. J. Zajdel, M.A. TerAvest, B. Rad, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, and M. M. Maharbiz. Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Sensors Conference(2014).
  15. The Mtr pathway of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 couples substrate utilization to current production in Escherichia coli.” M. A. TerAvest, T. J. Zajdel, and C. M. Ajo-Franklin, ChemElectroChem 1, 1874-1879(2014).
  16. Faster-than-anticipated sodium or chloride diffusion across lipid bilayers in vesicles.”M. Megens, C. E. Korman, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, D. A. Horsley. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Biomembranes, 1838, 2420–2424 (2014). Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Biomembranes 2014 Megens M
  17. Lipid composition can influence orientation of proteorhodopsin during reconstitution into proteoliposomes.” R. Tunuguntla, M. Bangar, K. Kim, P. Stroeve, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, A. Noy, Biophysical Journal, 105, 1388-1396 (2013). Biophys J 2013 Tunuguntla R
  18. “Nanopore-spanning membranes on silicon nitride that seal and selectively transport ions.” C. E. Korman, M. Megens, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, D. A. Horsley, Langmuir, 29, 4421 (2013).Langmuir 2013 Korman CE
  19. Tuning promoter strengths for improved synthesis and function of electron conduits in Escherichia coli.” C. P. Goldbeck, H. M. Jensen, M. A. TerAvest, N. Beedle, Y. Appling, M. Hepler, G. Cambray, V. Mutalik, L. T. Angenent, C. M. Ajo-Franklin.ACS Synth. Biol., 2(3), 150-9 (2013). [GoldbeckCP_ACSSynBio_2013]
  20. Cyanobacteria as Biocatalysts for Carbonate Mineralization,” N. Kamennaya, C. Ajo-Franklin, T. Northen, C. Jansson,  Minerals, 2, 338-364 (2012).
  21. Dual-emitting quantum dot/quantum rod-based Nanothermometers with enhanced response and sensitivity in live cells,” A. E. Albers, E. M. Chan, P. M. McBride, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, B. E. Cohen, and B. A. Helms, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 9565-8 (2012) [AlbersAE_JACS_2012]
  22. Engineering of a synthetic electron conduit in living cells.” H. M. Jensen, A. E. Albers, K. Malley, Y. Y. Londer, B. E. Cohen, B. A. Helms, P. Weigele, J. T. Groves, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA ,107, 19213-19218 (2010). [JensenHM_PNAS_2010]*highlighted in Nature, This Week in PNAS; Today at LBL; article in C&E News
  23. A synthetic circuit for selectively arresting daughter cells to create aging populations.” B. Afonso, P. A. Silver, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, Nucleic Acids Research, 38, 2727-2735 (2010). [AfonsoB_NuclAcidsRes_2010]
  24. Standard measurement kits for characterizing BioBrick promoters and ribosome binding sites.” J. R. Kelly, A. Rubin, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, J. Cumbers, M. Czar, K. DeMora, J. Lucks, D. Monie, D. Endy, Journal of Biological Engineering, 3, 4 (2009). [KellyJR_JBiolEngineer_2009]
  25. Caged quantum dots.” G. Han, T. Mokari, C. Ajo-Franklin, B.E. Cohen. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 15811-15813 (2008). [HanG_JACS_2008]
  26. Rational design of memory in eukaryotic cells.” C. M. Ajo-Franklin, D. A. Drubin, J. A. Eskin, E. P.S. Gee, D. Landgraf, I. Phillips, P. A. Silver, Gene Dev., 21, 2271-2276 (2007). [AjoFranklin_GenesDev_2007]
  27. Probing the structure of supported membranes and tethered oligonucleotides by fluorescence interference contrast microscopy.” C. M. Ajo-Franklin, C. Yoshina-Ishii, S. G. Boxer, Langmuir, 11, 4976-83 (2005). [AjoFranklin_Langmuir_2005]
  28. “Patterned supported lipid bilayers and monolayers on PDMS.” P. Lenz, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, S. G. Boxer, Langmuir, 20, 11092-11099 (2004). [LenzP_Langmuir_2004]
  29. “Variable Incidence Angle Fluorescence Interference Contrast Microscopy for z-imaging single objects” C. M. Ajo-Franklin, P. V. Ganesan, S. G. Boxer, Biophys. J., 89, 2759-2769 (2005). [AjoFranklin_BiophysJ_2005]
  30. “High refractive index substrates for fluorescence microscopy of biological interfaces with high z contrast.” C. M. Ajo-Franklin, L. Kam, S. G. Boxer, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 98, 13643-13648 (2001). [AjoFranklin_PNAS_2001]

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