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Kim J*, Kubelick KP, Jhunjhunwala A, Wang C, Lee J, Quynh NN, Kwong GA, Xia Y, Emelianov SY*. Augmenting adoptive T cell therapy in solid malignancies via cell nanoengineering and photoacoustics. In preparation. 

Kubelick KP*, Kim J*, Yu AM, Gamboa MC, Zamat AH, Wang C, Xia Y, Kwong GA, Emelianov SY. Monitoring adoptive T cell therapy using ultrasound-guided photoacoustic imaging. In preparation.

Kim M, Kubelick KP, Lee J, Jhunjhunwala A, VanderLaan D, Kim J*, Emeilanov SY*. Coupling gold nanospheres into nanochain constructs for high-contrast, longitudinal photoacoustic imaging. In preparation.

Kim M, VanderLaan D, Lee J, Kubelick KP, Kim J*, Emelianov SY*. Hyperbranched gold nanoconstructs for photoacoustic cancer imaging in the near-infrared optical window. Nano Lett. 2023.

Jhunjhunwala A*, Kim J*, Kubelick KP, Ethier CR, Emelianov SY. In vivo photoacoustic monitoring of stem cell location and viability with a caspase-3-responsive nanosensor. ACS Nano, 2023.

Kim MS, Kim J, VanderLaan D, Kubelick KP, Jhunjhunwala A, Choe A, Emelianov SY. Tunable inter-particle connectivity in gold nanosphere assemblies for efficient photoacoustic conversion. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2023.

Kim J, Yu AM, Kubelick KP, Xia Y, Emelianov SY. Gold nanoparticles conjugated with DNA aptamer for photoacoustic detection of human matrix metalloproteinase-9. Photoacoustics, 2022, 25, 100307.

Hatit MZC, Dobrowolski CN, Lokugamage MP, Loughrey D, Ni H, Zurla C, Da Silva Sanchez AJ, Radmand A, Huayamares SG, Paunovska K, Peck HE, Kim J, Sato M, Feldman JI, Rivera MA, Cristian A, Kim Y, Santangelo PJ, Dahlman JE. Nanoparticle stereochemistry-dependent endocytic processing improves in vivo mRNA delivery. Nature Chem. 2022. 15, 508-515.

Liu J, Toy R, Vantucci C, Pradhan P, Zhang Z, Kuo KM, Kubelick KP, Huo D, Kim J, Wen J, Lyu Z, Dhal S, Atalis A, Ghosh-Choudhary SK, Devereaus EJ, Gumbart JC, Xia Y, Emelianov SY, Willett NJ, Roy K. Bifunctional Janus particles as multivalent synthetic nanoparticle-antibodies (SNAbs) for selective depletion of target cells. Nano Lett. 2021, 21(1), 875-886.

Guo Y, Lee H, Velalopoulou A, Kim J, Thomas MB, Liu J, Abramowitz RG, Kim Y, Coskun AF, Krummel DP, Sengupta S, MacDonald TJ, Arvanitis C. Single-cell analysis reveals effective siRNA delivery in brain tumors with micro bubble-enhanced ultrasound and cationic nanoparticles. Science Adv. 2021, 7(18), EABF7390.

Kim J, Dey A, Malhotra A, Liu J, Ahn SI, Sei YJ, Kenney AM, MacDonald TJ, Kim Y. Engineered biomimetic nanoparticle for dual targeting of cancer stem-like cell population in sonic hedgehog medulloblastoma. PNAS, 2020, 117(39), 24205-24212.

Ahn SI, Sei YJ, Park H, Kim J, Ryu Y, Choi J, Jang YC, MacDonald, Levey A, Kim Y. Microengineered human blood-brain barrier for understanding nanoparticle transport mechanisms. Nature Commun. 2020, 11, 175.

Lee H*, Kim J*, Lee J, Park H, Park Y, Jung S, Lim J, Choi HC, Kim WJ. In vivo self-degradable graphene Nanomedicine operated by DNAzyme and photoswtich for controlled anticancer therapy. Biomaterials, 2020, 263, 120402.

Saravanakumar G, Park H, Kim J, Park D, Lim J, Lee J, Kim WJ. Polymersomes with singlet oxygen-liable poly(beta-aminoacrylate) membrane for NIR light-controlled combined chemo-phototherapy. J. Control. Release, 2020, 327, 627-640.

Kim J, Ahn SI, Kim Y. Nanotherapeutics engineered to cross the blood-brain barrier for advanced drug delivery to the central nervous system. J. Indust. Eng. Chem. 2019, 73, 8-18.

Park D, Im S, Saravanakumar G, Kim J, Lee YM, Kim K, Lee J, Kim J, Kim WJ. Cytosol-selective nitric oxide bomb as a new paradigm of anticancer drug. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55(98), 14789-14792.

Kim J, Jo C, Lim WG, Jung S, Lee YM, Lim J, Lee H, Lee J, Kim WJ. Programmed nanoparticle-loaded nanoparticles for deep-penetrating 3D cancer therapy. Adv. Mater. 2018, 30(29), 1707557.

Jung S, Kim J, Pramanick S, Park H, Lee H, Kim WJ. Pt(IV)-mediated polymer architecture for facile and stimuli-responsive intracellular gene silencing with chemotherapy. Biomaterials Sci. 2018, 6(12), 3345-3355.

Park H*, Kim J*, Jung S, Kim WJ. DNA-Au nyanomachine equipped with i-motif and G-quadruplex for triple combinatorial anti tumor therapy. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28(5), 1705416.

Saravanakumar G, Park H, Kim J, Park D, Pramanick S, Kim DH, Kim WJ. Miktoarm amphiphilic block copolymer with singlet oxygen-liable stereospecific beta-aminoacrylate junction: synthesis, self-assembly, and photo dynamically triggered drug release. Biomacromolecules, 2018, 19(6), 2202-2213.


Kim J, Jang D, Park H, Jung S, Kim WJ. Functional DNA-driven dynamic nano constructs for biomolecule capture and drug delivery. Adv. Mater. 2018, 30(45), 1703751.

Pramanick S, Kim J, Saravanakumar G, Park D, Kim WJ. Synthesis and characterization of nitric oxide-releasing platinum(IV) prodrug and polymeric micelle triggered by light. Bioconjug. Chem. 2018, 29(4), 885-897.

Lee B, Kim J, Kim WJ, Kim JK. Dual functional membrane capable of both visual sensing and blocking waterborne virus. J. Membrane Sci. 2018, 549, 680-685.

Lee J*, Kim J*, Lee YM, Park D, Im S, Song E, Kim WJ. Self-assembled noncomplex between polymerized phenylboronic acid and doxorubicin for efficient tumor-targeted chemotherapy. Acta Pharmacol. Sin. 2017, 38(6), 848-858.

Park J, Pramanick S, Kim J, Lee J, Kim WJ. Nitric oxide-activatable gold nanoparticles for specific targeting and photo thermal ablation of macrophage. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53(81), 11229-11232.

Kim J, Lee J, Lee YM, Pramanick S, Im S, Kim WJ. Andrographolide-loaded polymerized phenylboronic acid nano construct for stimuli-responsive chemotherapy. J. Control. Release, 2017, 259, 203-211.

Lee J, Lee YM, Kim J, Kim WJ. Doxorubicin/Ce6-loaded nanoparticle coated with polymer via singlet oxygen-liable linker for photodynamically assisted chemotherapy. Nanotheranostics, 2017, 1(2), 196-207.

Kim S, Yun G, Khan S, Kim J, Murray J, Lee YM, Shetty D, Lee G, Kim S, Kim WJ, Kang JH, Park KM, Kim K. Multimodal in vivo imaging using polymer nanocapsulres as a non-covalent and modular bio imaging platform. Materials Horiz. 2017, 4(3), 450-455.

Kim H*, Kim J*, Lee M, Choi HC, Kim WJ. Stimuli-regulated enzymatically degradable smart graphene oxide-polymer nano carrier facilitating photo thermal gene delivery. Adv. Health. Mater. 2016, 5(15), 1918-1930.

Lee J, Kim J, Kim WJ. Photothermally controllable cytosolic drug delivery based on core-shell MoS2-porous silica nanoplate. Chem. Mater. 2016, 28(17), 6417-6424.

Kim J, Kim H, Kim WJ. Single layered MoS2-PEI-PEG nanocomposite-mediated gene delivery controlled by photo- and redox stimuli. Small, 2016, 12(9), 1184-1192.

Lee B, Hyun S, Jeon G, Kim E, Kim J, Kim WJ, Kim JK. Dual stimuli-responsive membrane for multiple on-off gates. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2016, 8(18), 11758-11764.

Kim J, Lee YM, Kim H, Park D, Kim WJ. Phenylboronic acid-sugar grafted polymer architecture as a dual stimuli-responsive gene carrier for targeted anti-angiogenic tumor therapy. Biomaterials, 2016, 75, 102-111.

Choi HW, Kim J, Kim J, Kim Y, Song HB, Kim JH, Kim K, Kim WJ. Light-induced acid generation on a gatekeeper for smart nitric oxide delivery. ACS Nano, 2016, 10(4), 4199-4208.

Kim J, Jeong C, Kim WJ. Synergistic nanomedicine by combined gene and photothermal therapy. Adv. Drug Deliv. Rev. 2016, 98, 99-112.

Jeon H, Kim J, Lee YM, Kim J, Choi HW, Park H, Kang Y, Kim IS, Lee BH, Hoffman AS, Kim WJ. Polypaclitaxel/cyclodextrin-SPION nano-assembly for magnetically guided drug delivery system. J. Control. Release, 2016, 231, 68-76.

Kim J, Lee YM, Kang Y, Kim WJ. Tumor-homing, size-tunable clustered nanoparticles for anticancer therapeutics. ACS Nano, 2014, 8(9), 9358-9367.

Son S, Nam J, Kim J, Kim S, Kim WJ. i-motif-driven Au nanomachine in programmed siRNA delivery for gene silencing and photothermal ablation. ACS Nano, 2014, 8(6), 5574-5584.

Kim J, Park J, Kim H, Singha K, Kim WJ. Transfection and intracellular trafficking properties of carbon dot-gold nanoparticle molecular assembly conjugated with PEI-pDNA. Biomaterials, 2013, 34(29), 7168-7180.

Kim H, Lee D, Kim J, Kim T, Kim WJ. Photothermally triggered cytosolic drug delivery via endosome disruption using a functionalized reduced graphene oxide. ACS Nano, 2013, 7(8), 6735-6746.

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