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Tamakawa, M., Doh, S., Santosa, S., Montana, M., Qin, E., Kong, H.J., Jam K., Yu, C., Rosenblatt, M., Kazlauskas, A., Chang, J., & Azar, D. Potential lymphangiogenesis therapies: learning from current anti-angiogenesis therapies. Medicinal Research Reviews Accepted (2018).
Ballance, W.C., Seo, Y., Baek, K., Chalifoux, M., Kim, D., & Kong, H.J. Stretchable, anti-bacterial hydrogel activated by large mechanical deformation. Journal of Controlled Release In press (2018).
Park, J.,* Andrade, B.,* Seo, Y.,* Kim, M.J., Zimmerman, S.C. & Kong, H. J. Engineering the surface of therapeutic “living” cells. Chemical Reviews In press (2018).
Leong, J., Teo, J.Y., Aakalu, V.K., Yang, Y.Y., & Kong, H.J. Engineering polymersomes for diagnostics and therapy. Advanced Healthcare Materials In press (2018). Invited.
Lee, J.H., Koa, J.Y., Lim, Y.J., Kwon, H.B., Kong, H. J. & Kim, M.J Effects of fluoride-modified titanium surfaces with the similar roughness on RUNX2 gene expression of osteoblast-like MG63 cells. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A: 105A:3102–3109 (2007).
Park, J., Kim, J., Sullivan, K.M., Baik, S., Ko, E., Kim M.J., Young, J., Kong, H.J.A decellularized matrix produced by mesenchymal stem cells modulates growth and metabolic activity of hepatic cell cluster. ACS Biomaterials. (In press, 2017)
DeVolder, R.J., Seo, Y., Kong, H.J. Proangiogenic alginate-g-pyrrole hydrogel with decoupled control of mechanical rigidity and electrically conductivity. Biomaterials Research 21:24 (2017). Invited.
Seo, Y., Leong, J., Teo, J.Y., Mitchell, J.W., Gillette, M.U., Han, B., Lee, J., Kong, H.J. Active Antioxidizing Particles for On-Demand Pressure-Driven Molecular Release. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. (In press, 2017)
Bower A.J., Mahmassani, Z., Zhao, Y., Chaney, E.J., Marjanovic, M., Lee, M.K., Graff, B.W., De Lisio, M., Kong, H.J., Boppart, M.D. & Boppart, S.A. In vivo Assessment of Engineered Skin Cell Delivery with Multimodal Optical Microscopy. Tissue Engineering B.23:434-442 (2017)
Liang, Y., Clay, N., Sullivan, K.M., Rich, M., Lee, M.K., Jeon, H., Tong, Y.W., & Kong, H.J. Enzyme-induced Matrix Softening Regulates Hepatocarcinoma Cancer Cell Phenotypes. Macromolecular Bioscience. 1700117 (2017).
Cvetkovic, C., Ferrall-Fairbanks, M., Ko, E., Grant, L., Kong, H.J., Platt, M., & Bashir, R.. Investigating the Life Expectancy and Proteolytic Degradation of Engineered Skeletal Muscle Biological Machines. Scientific Reports.Article number: 3775 (2017).
Rich, M., Lee, M., Ballance, W., Boppart, M., & Kong, H.J. Poly(ethylene glycol)-Mediated Collagen Gel Mechanics Regulates Cellular Phenotypes in a Microchanneled Matrix. Biomacromolecules.(In press, 2017).
Raman R, Grant L, Seo Y, Cvetkovic C, Gapinske M, Palasz A, Dabbous H, Kong H, Pinera PP, Bashir R. Damage, Healing, and Remodeling in Optogenetic Skeletal Muscle Bioactuators. Advanced Healthcare Materials. 6 (12), pp 1700030 (2017).
Park, J., Yu, Y., Kim, J., Qin, E., Kim, M-J., Ko, E., & Kong, H.J. Balanced effects of surface Reactivity and self-Association of bifunctional polyaspartamide on stem cell adhesion. ACS Omega. 2 (4), pp 1333–1339 (2017).
Clay, N., Whittenberg, J., Leong, J., Kumar, V., Chen, J., Choi, I., Liama, E., Schieferstein, J., Jeong, J., Kim, D-H., Zhang, Z., Kenis, P., Ki, I.W., & Kong, H.J. Chemical and mechanical modulation of polymeric micelle assembly. Nanoscale. 9, 5194 (2017).
Chan, J., Wojtecki, R., Sardón, H., Lee, A., Smith, C., Shkumatov, A., Gao, S., Kong, H.J., Yang, Y.Y., & Hedrick, J. Self-Assembled, biodegradable magnetic resonance imaging agents: Organic radical-functionalized diblock copolymers. ACS Macro Letters. 6 (2): 176–180, (2017).
Cvetkovic, C., Rich, M., Raman, R., Kong, H.J. & Bashir, R. A 3D Printed Platform for Modular Neuromuscular Motor Unit. Microsystems & Nanoengineering. 3: 17015 (2017).
Cho, S.W., Kim, H.J., Cho, Y.N., Jeong, J. H. & Kong, H. J. Top-down synthesis of polyaspartamide morphogens to derive platinum nanoclusters. Materials Letters. 9 (2): 168: 184-187 (2016).
Smith, C., Lee, J, Seo, Y., Clay, N., Park, J., Shkumatov, A., Ernenwein, D., Lai, M-H., Misra, S., Sing, C., Andrade, B., Zimmerman, S., & Kong, H. J. Worm-like superparamagnetic nanoparticle clusters for enhanced adhesion and magnetic resonance relaxivity. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 9 (2): 1219-1225 (2016).
Vega, J.C.M, Lee, M.K., Qin, E.C., Rich, M., Lee, K.Y., Kim, D.H., Chung, H.J., Leckband, D.E.*, Kong, H.J.* Three Dimensional Conjugation of Recombinant N-Cadherin to a Hydrogel for In Vitro Anisotropic Neural Growth. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 4, 6803-6811 (2016). (* Co-corresponding authors).
Clay, N., Shin, K., Ozcelikkale,., Lee, M.K., Rich, M., Han, B.S. *, Kong, H.J. * Modulation of Matrix Softness and Interstitial Flow for 3D Cell Culture Using a Cell-Microenvironment-on-a-Chip (C-MOC) System. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. 2(11): 1968-1975 (2016). (* Co-corresponding authors).
Melhem, M., Park, J., Knapp, L., Reinkensmeyer, L., Cvetkovic, C., Flewellyn, J., Lee, M.K., Jensen, T., Bashir, R.*, Kong, H.J.*, Schook, L.* 3D printed stem cell-laden, microchanneled hydrogel patch for the enhanced release of cell-secreting factors and treatment of myocardial infarctions. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering (In press, 2016). (* Co-corresponding authors).
Raman, R.%, Clay, N.%, Sen, S., Melhem, M., Qin, E., Kong, H*. & Bashir, R*. 3D Printing Enables Separation of Orthogonal Functions Within a Hydrogel Particle. Biomedical Devices 18:49 (2016). (% equal contribution, * Co-corresponding authors).
%Lee, M.,%Park, J., Wang, X., Roein-Peikar M., Ko, E., Qin, E., Lee, J., Ha, TJ*., Kong, H.J.* Rupture force of cell adhesion ligand tethers modulates biological activities of a cell-laden hydrogel. Chemical Communication 52: 4757-4760 (2016). (% equal contribution, * Co-corresponding authors).
Schmidt, J; Lee, M.K.; Ko, E.; Jeong, J.H.; DiPietro, L.; Kong, H. Alginate Sulfates Mitigates Binding Kinetics of Proangiogenic Growth Factors with Receptors towards Revascularization. Molecular Pharmacuetics 13(7): 2148-2154 (2016).
Raman, R., Bhaduri, B., Lee, M.K., Shkumatov, A., Mir, M., Popescu, G., Kong, H.J., & Bashir, R. Projection micro-stereolithography for high-resolution patterning of microvasculature. Advanced Healthcare Materials 5: 622 (2016).
Chen, J., Lee, M.K., Qin, E., Misra, S., & Kong, H.J. Van der Waals force-induced loading of proangiogenic nanoparticles on microbubbles for enhanced neovascularization. Nanoscale 7: 17139-17147 (2015).
Pan, Y.T., Smith, C.E., Kwok, K.S., Chen, J., Kong, H.J., Yang, H. Functionalized Ultrathin Palladium Nanosheets as Patches for HepG2 Cancer Cells Chemical Communication 51:1471-1474 (2015).
Smith, C.E., Ernenwein, D., Shkumatov, A., Clay, N., Lee, J., Melhem, M., Misra, S., Zimmerman, S.C. & Kong, H.J. Hydrophilic Packaging of Iron Oxide Nanoclusters for Highly Sensitive Imaging. Biomaterials 69: 184-190 (2015).
Baek, K., Clay, N.E., Qin, E., Sullivan, K., & Kong, H.J. In situ assembly of the collagen-polyacrylamide interpenetrating network hydrogel: Enabling decoupled control of stiffness and degree of swelling. European Polymer Journal (Invited). 72:413-422 (2015).
Rich, M., Lee, M.K., Marshall, N., Clay, N., Chen, J., Mahmassani, Z., Boppart, M., Kong, H.J. Water-Hydrogel Binding Affinity Modulates Freeze-Drying Induced Micropore Architecture and Skeletal Myotube Formation Biomacromolecules 16:2255-2264 (2015).
Baek, K., Liang, J., Lim, W.T., Zhao, H., Kim, D.H., & Kong, H.J. In Situ Assembly of Anti-Fouling/Bacterial Silver Nanoparticle-Hydrogel Composites with Controlled Particle Release and Matrix Softening ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7:15359–15367 (2015).
Cha, C., Jeong, J.H., & Kong, H.J. Poly (ethylene glycol)-Poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) Core-Shell Microspheres with Enhanced Controllability of Drug Encapsulation and Release Rate. Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition. 26: 828-840 (2015).
Lee, M.K., Rich, M.H., Baek, K., Lee, J., Kong, H. Bioinspired tuning of hydrogel permeability-rigidity dependency for 3D cell culture. Scientific Reports (Nature) 5: 8948 (2015).
Lai, M-H., Clay, N., Kim, D. H., Kong, H.J. Bacterium-Mimicking nanoparticle surface functionalization with targeting motifs. Nanoscale 7: 6737-6744 (2015).
Shkumatov, A., Thompson, M., Choi, K.M., Sicard, D., Baek, K., Kim, D.H., Tschumperlin, D.J., Prakash, Y.S., Kong, H.J. Matrix stiffness-modulated proliferation and secretory function of the airway smooth muscle cells. American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular Molecular Physiology 308:L1125-1135 (2015) -Editor’s Picks.
Chen, J., Clay, N.E., Park, N.-h., Kong, H. Non-Spherical Particles for Targeted Drug Delivery. Chemical Engineering Science 125, 20-24 (2015).
Lee, M.K., Rich, M.H., Shkumatov, A., Jeong, J.H., Boppart, M.D., Bashir, R., Lee, J. & Kong, H.J. Glacier moraine formation-mimicking colloidal particle assembly in microchanneled, bioactive hydrogel for guided vascular network construction. Advanced Healthcare Materials 4(2), 195-201 (2015).
Rich, M.H., Lee, M.K., Baek, K., Jeong, J.H., Kim, D.H., Millet, L.J., Bashir, R., Kong, H. Material-mediated proangiogenic factor release pattern modulates quality of regenerated blood vessels. Journal of Controlled Release 196: 363-369 (2014).
Brahmbhatt A, NievesTorres E, Yang B, Edwards WD, Roy Chaudhury P, Lee MK, Kong H.J., Mukhopadhyay D, Kumar R, Misra S. The role of iex-1 in the pathogenesis of venous neointimal hyperplasia associated with hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula. PLoS One. 18;9(7):e102542 (2014).
Yang, T., Huh, W., Kong, H.J., Jho, J.Y. & Kim, I.W. Effects of polymer architecture and charge density on the pH-responsive Ca (II) release from brushite. Colloids and Surfaces A. 459:74-81 (2014).
Lai, M.H., Lee, S., Smith, C.E., Kim, K. & Kong, H.J. Tailoring Polymersome Bilayer Permeability Improves Enhanced Permeability and Retention Effect for Bioimaging. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 6, 10821-10829 (2014).
Vega L., J.C.M., Lee, M.K., Jeong, J.H., Smith, C.E., Lee, K.Y., Chung, H.J., Leckband, D.E. & Kong, H.J. Recapitulating cell-cell adhesion using N-Cadherin biologically tethered to substrates. Biomacromolecules 15(6), 2172–2179 (2014)
Shkumatov, A., Baek, K., & Kong, H.J. Matrix Rigidity-Modulated Cardiovascular Organoid Formation from Embryoid Bodies. PLoS ONE 9(4): e94764. (2014)
Kong, H.J. & Wong, J.Y. Materials for biological modulation, sensing, and imaging. MRS Bulletin, 39: 12-14 (2014).
Liang, Y., Kong, H.J. & Tong, Y.W. Generation of Cell-Instructive Collagen Gels through Thermodynamic Control. ACS Macro Letters 2, 1077 (2013).
Smith, C.E., Shkumatov, A., Withers, S. G., Yang, B., Glockner, J. F., Misra, S., Roy, E. J., Wong, C.-H., Zimmerman, S. C. & Kong, H.J. A Polymeric Fastener Can Easily Functionalize Liposome Surfaces with Gadolinium for Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging. ACS Nano 7, 9599 (2013).
Clay, N., Baek, K.H., Shkumatov, A., Lai, M.-H., Smith, C.E., Rich, M. & Kong, H.J. Flow-Mediated Stem Cell Labeling with Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Clusters. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 5, 10266 (2013).
DeVolder, R., Antoniadou, E. & Kong, H.J. Enzymatically cross-linked injectable alginate-g-pyrrole hydrogels for neovascularization. Journal of Controlled Release 172, 30 (2013).
Yonet, N., M. Rich, Lee, M.K., Lai, M-H, & Kong, H.J. Spatiotemporal Control of Erosion and Molecular Release from Micropatterned Poly(ethylene glycol)-based Hydrogel. Biomaterials 34, 8416 (2013).
Baek, K.H., Jeong, J., Shkumatov, A., Bashir, R. & Kong, H.J. In situ self-folding assembly of multi-walled hydrogel tube for uniaxial, sustained molecular release. Advanced Materials 25, 5568 (2013).
Damhorst, G.L., Smith, C.E., Salm, E.M., Sobieraj, M.M., Mi, H., Kong, H.J. & Bashir R A liposome-based ion release impedance sensor for biological detection Biomedical Devices 15, 895 (2013).
Cha,C., Antoniadou,E., Lee, M., Jeong,J., Ahmed, W.W., Saif, T.A., Boppart, S.A. & Kong, H.J. Tailoring Hydrogel Adhesion to Polydimethylsiloxane Substrates Using Polysaccharide Glue Angewandte Chemie  125, 7087 (2013).Chosen by editors as a HOT paper in Soft Material Chemistry
Janardhana, R., Yang, B., Vohra, P., Roy, B., Withers, S., Bhattacharya, S., Mandrekar, J., Kong, H.J., Leof, E.B., Mukopadyyay, D., & Misra, S., Simvastatin reduces venous stenosis formation in a murine hemodialysis vascular access model. Kidney International 84, 338 (2013).
Jeong, J.H., Liang, Y., Jang, M., Cha, C., Chu, C., Lee, H., Jung, W.G., Kim, J.W., Boppart, S.A., & Kong, H.J. Stiffness-modulated water retention and neovascularization of dermal fibroblast-encapsulating collagen gel. Tissue Engineering 19, 1275 (2013).
Schmidt, J., Jeong, J.H., Chan, V., Cha, C., Baek, K., Lai, M-H, Bashir, R., Kong, H.J. Tailoring the Dependency between Rigidity and Water Uptake of a Microfabricated Hydrogel with the Conformational Rigidity of a Polymer Cross-linker.Biomacromolecules 14, 1361 (2013)
Jeong JH, Schmidt JJ, Kohman RE, Zill AT, Devolder RJ, Smith CE, Lai MH, Shkumatov A, Jensen TW, Schook LG, Zimmerman SC, Kong H.J. Leukocyte-Mimicking Stem Cell Delivery via in Situ Coating of Cells with a Bioactive Hyperbranched Polyglycerol. Journal of the American Chemical Society 135, 8770 (2013). Highlighted by C&EN news andSciBx
Cho, E. C., Kong, H.J., Oh, T., Cho, K., Protein adhesion regulated by nanoscale surface conformation. Soft Matter 8: 11801-11808 (2012).
Chan, V., Park, K., Collens, M., Kong, H.J., Saif, T., & Bashir, R., Development of miniaturized walking biological machines.Scientific Reports (2012).
V. Chan, M.B. Collens, J.H. Jeong, H.J. Kong, R. Bashir, Directed cell growth and alignment on protein-patterned 3D hydrogels with stereolithography. Virtual and Physical Prototyping (2012)
DeVolder, R., Andrew, T.Z., Jeong, J.H., Kong, H.J. Microfabrication of proangiogenic cell-laden alginate-g-Pyrrole hydrogels.Biomaterials 33, 7718 (2012)
DeVolder, R., Kong, H.J. Hydrogels for in vivo-like three-dimensional cellular studies. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine 4, 351 (2012).
Larry, J.M., Elise, A.C., Robert, F. Kidong, P., Kong, H.J., King, W.P., Bashir, R. Characterization of Mass and Swelling of Hydrogel Microstructures using MEMS Resonant Mass Sensor Arrays. Small 8, 2555 (2012).
DeVolder, R., Kim, E.S., Kim, I.W. & Kong, H.J. Modulating the rigidity and mineralization of collagen gels using poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) microparticles. Tissue Engineering 18, 1642 (2012).
Lai, M., Jeong, J., DeVolder, R., Brockman, C., Schroeder, C.M., Kong, H.J. Ellipsoidal polyaspartamide polymersomes with enhanced cell-targeting ability. Advanced Functional Materials 22, 3239 (2012)
Chu, C. & Kong, H.J. Interplay of Cell Adhesion Matrix Stiffness and Cell Type for Non-Viral Gene Delivery. Acta Biomaterialia 8, 2612 (2012).
Zhao, Y., Graf, B., Chaney, E., Mahmassani, Z., Antoniadou, E., DeVolder, R., Kong, H.J., Boppart, M., & Boppart, S.Integrated multimodal optical microscopy for structural and functional imaging of engineered and natural skin. Journal of Biophotonics 5, 437 (2012)
An, E., Jeong, C.B., Cha, C., Kim, D.H., Lee, H., Kong, H.J., Kim, J., Kim, J.W. Fabrication of microgel-in-liposome particles with improved water retention. Langmuir 28, 4095 (2012).
Jeong, J., Cha, C., Kaczamarowki, A., Oh, S., Kong, H.J. Polyaspartamide Vesicles Induced by Metallic Nanoparticles. Soft Matter, 8, 2237-2242 (2012)
J. H. Jeong, V. Chan, C. Cha, P. Zortuluna, C. Dyck, K. Jimmy Hsia, R. Bashir, H. J. Kong, ’Living’ Microvascular Stamp for Patterning of Functional Neovessels; Orchestrated Control of Matrix Property and Geometry Advanced Materials 23, 3139-3143 (2012). Covered article, highlighted by C&EN, & Chemical Engineering Progress.
V. Chan, J.H. Jeong, P. Bajaj, M. Collens, T. Saif, H.J. Kong, R. Bashir, ”Multi-Material Bio-Fabrication of Hydrogel Cantilevers and Actuators with Stereolithography” Lab on a Chip , 12, 88-98 (2012).
C. Cha, J.H. Jeong, X. Tang, A. Zill, S.C. Zimmerman, Y. Prakash, T. Saif, H.J. Kong, “Top-down synthesis of versatile polyaspartamide linkers for single-step protein conjugation to materials” Bioconjugate Chemistry , 22, 2377-2383 (2012).
C. Cha, S.R. Kim, Y.S. Jin, H.J. Kong, ”Tuning structural durability of yeast-encapsulating alginate gel beads with interpenetrating networks for sustained bioethanol production,” Biotechnology & Bioengineering , 109, 63-73, Featured by editor (2012).
Y. Liang*, J.H. Jeong*, R. DeVolder, C. Cha, F. Wang, Y. Tong, H.J. Kong, “A Cell-instructive hydrogel to regulate malignancy of 3D tumor spheroids with matrix rigidity”, Biomaterials 32, 9308 (2011) [* Equal Contribution].
R. DeVolder, H. Bae, J. Lee, H.J. Kong, “Directed blood vessel growth using angiogenic microfiber/microparticle composite patch,” Advanced Materials, 23, 3139 (2011).
P. Zorulutuna, J.H. Jeong, H.J. Kong, R. Bashir, “Stereolithography-based hydrogel microenvironments for examining cellular interactions,” Advanced Functional Materials, 21, 3642 (2011) [Cover Article].
Y. Liang, T.W. Jensen, E.J. Roy, C. Cha, R.J. DeVolder, R.E. Kohman, B.Z. Zhang, K.B. Textor, L.A. Rund, L.B. Schook, Y.W. Tong, H.J. Kong, “Tuning the non-equilibrium state of a drug-encaspulated poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel for stem and progenitor cell mobilization ,” Biomaterials 32, 2004 (2011).
A. Zill, A.L. Rutz, R.E. Kohman, A.M. Alkilany, C.J. Murphy, H.J. Kong, S.C. Zimmerman, “Clickable polyglycerol hyperbranched polymers and their application to gold nanoparticles and acid-labile nanocarriers,” Chemical Communication47, 1279 (2011).
L. Hahn, H.J. Kong, D.J. Mooney, “Polycation structure mediates expression of lyophilized polycation-pDNA complexes,”Macromolecular Biosciences (In press, 2010).
D. Kim, E. Monaco, A. Maki, A. Sobriera de Lima, H.J. Kong, M.B. Wheeler, “Morphologic and transcriptomic comparison of adipose- and bone-marrow-derived porcine stem cells cultured in alginate hydrogels,” Cell & Tissue Research 341, 359-370 (2010).
V. Chan, P. Zorlutuna, J. Jeong, H.J. Kong, R. Bashir, “Three-Dimensional Photopatterning of Hydrogels using Stereolithography for Long-Term Cell Encapsulation,” Lab on a Chip 10, 2062-2070 (2010).
R.J. Devolder and H.J. Kong, “Three dimensionally flocculated proangiogenic microgels for neovascularization,” Biomaterials 31, 6494-6501 (2010).
J.H. Jeong*, J.J. Schmidt*, C. Cha, H.J. Kong, “Tuning responsiveness and structural integrity of a pH responsive hydrogel using a poly(ethylene glycol) cross-linker,” Soft Matter 6, 3920-3938 (2010). [*Equal contribution]
R.E. Kohman, C. Cha, S.C. Zimmerman, H.J. Kong, “Tuning hydrogel properties and function using substituent effects,” Soft Matter 6, 2150-2152 (2010).
C. Cha, S. Kim, L. Cao, H.J. Kong, “Decoupled control of stiffness and permeability of cell-encapsulated poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel,” Biomaterials 31, 4864-4871 (2010).
C. Chu, B.W. Schaefer, R.J. DeVolder, H.J. Kong, “Quantitative analysis of the cross-linked structure of microgels using fluorescent probes,” Polymer 50, 5288-5292 (2009).
C. Cha, R.E. Kohman, H.J. Kong, “Biodegradable polymer cross-linker: Independent control of stiffness, toughness, and degradation rate of hydrogel,” Advanced Functional Materials 19, 3056-3062 (2009).
G. Orive, M. De Castrol, H.J. Kong, R.M. Hernandez, S. Ponce, D.J. Mooney, J.L. Pedraz, “Bioactive cell hydrogel microcapsules for cell-based drug delivery,” Journal of Controlled Release 135, 203-210 (2009).
C. Chu, J.J. Schmidt, K. Carnes, Z. Zhang, H.J. Kong*, M.C. Hofmann*, “Three-dimensional synthetic niche components to control germ cell proliferation,” Tissue Engineering 15, 255-262 (2009). [*Co-corresponding authors]
C. Fischbach, H.J. Kong, S. Hsiong, M. Evangelista, W. Yuen, D.J. Mooney, “Cancer cell angiogenic capability is reguated by 3-D culture and integrin engagement,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 106, 399-404 (2009).
J.J. Schmidt, J. Rowley, H.J. Kong, “Hydrogels used for cell-based drug delivery,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research87A 1113-1122 (2008).
E.A. Silva, E.S. Kim, H.J. Kong, and D.J. Mooney, “Material-based deployment enhances efficacy of endothelial progenitor cells,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 105, 14347-14352 (2008).
S. Hsiong, N. Huebsch, C. Fiscbach, H.J. Kong, D.J. Mooney, “Intgerin-adhesion ligand bond formation of preosteoblasts and stem cells in 3D RGD presenting matrices,” Biomacromolecules 9, 1843-1851 (2008).
S. Hsiong, P.H. Cooke, H.J. Kong, M.L. Fishman, M. Ericsson, D.J. Mooney, “AFM imaging of RGD presenting synthetic extracellular matrix using gold nanoparticles,” Macromolecular Biosciences 8, 469-477 (2008).
T. Boontheekul, H.J. Kong, S.X. Hsiong, Y.C. Huang, L. Mahadevan, H. Vandenburgh, D.J. Mooney, “Quantifying the relation between bond number and myoblast proliferation,” Faraday Discussions 139, 53-70 (2008).
H.J. Kong, E.S. Kim, Y.C. Huang, D.J. Mooney, “Design of biodegradable hydrogel for the local and sustained delivery of angiogenic plasmid DNA,” Pharmaceutical Research 25, 1230-1238 (2008).
K.Y. Lee, H.J. Kong, D.J. Mooney, “Quantifying Interactions between cell receptors and adhesion ligand-modified polymers in solution,” Macromolecular Bioscience 8, 140-145 (2008).
S. Hsiong, P. Karampin, H.J. Kong, K.Y. Lee, D.J. Mooney, ”Differentiation stage alters matrix control of stem cells,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 85A, 145-156 (2008).
M.B. Evangelista, S.X. Hsiong, R. Fernandes, P. Sampaio, H.J. Kong, C.C. Barrias, R. Salema, M.A. Barbosa, D.J. Mooney, P.L Granja, “Upregulation of bone cell differentiation through immobilization within a synthetic extracellular matrix,”Biomaterials, 28, 3644-3655 (2007).
T. Boontheekul, E.E. Kim, H.J. Kong, D.J. Mooney, “Regulating myoblast phenotype through controlled gel stiffness and degradation,” Tissue Engineering, 13, 1431-1442 (2007).
M.E. Oest, K.M. Dupont, H.J. Kong, D.J. Mooney, R.E. Guldberg, ”Quantitative assessment of scaffold and growth factor-mediated repair of critically sized bone defects,” Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 25, 941-950 (2007).
H. J. Kong and D. J. Mooney, “Cellular microenvironments to regulate biomacromolecular therapies,” Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, 6, 455-463 (2007).
H. J. Kong, C.J. Kim, N. D. Huebsch, D. Weitz, D. J. Mooney, “Non-Invasive probing of the spatial organization of polymer chains in hydrogels using fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET),” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129, 4518-4519 (2007).
K.W. Riddle, H.J. Kong, J.K. Leach, C. Fischbach, C. Cheung, K.S. Anseth, D.J. Mooney, “Modifying the proliferative state of target cells to control DNA expression and identifying cell types transfected in vivo,” Molecular Therapy, 15, 361-368 (2007).
T. Matsumoto, Y.C. Yung, C. Fischbach, H.J. Kong, R. Nakaoka, D.J. Mooney, “Mechanical strain regulates endothelial cell patterning in vitro,” Tissue Engineering, 13, 207-217 (2007).
H. J. Kong, S. Hsiong, and D. J. Mooney, ”Nanoscale cell adhesion ligands presentation regulates non-viral gene delivery and expression,” Nano Letters, 7, 161-166 (2007).
H. J. Kong, T. Boontheekul, D. J. Mooney, ”Quantifying the relation between adhesion ligand-receptor bond formation and cell phenotype,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 103, 18534-18539 (2006).
A.D. Augst, H.J. Kong, D.J. Mooney, ”Alginate hydrogels as biomaterials,” Macromolecular Bioscience, 6, 623-633 (2006).
H.J. Kong, S.G. Bike, V.C. Li, ”Effects of a strong polyelectrolyte on the rheological properties of concetrated cementitious suspensions,” Cement and Concrete Research, 36, 851-857 (2006).
W.A. Comisar, S.X. Hsiong, H.J. Kong, D.J. Mooney, J.J. Linderman, “Multi-scale modeling to predict ligand presentation within RGD nanopatterned hydrogels,” Biomaterials, 27, 2322-2329 (2006).
H.J. Kong and D.J. Mooney, “Polysaccharide hydrogels in tissue engineering,” Polysaccharides 2nd Ed. Editedy by S. Dmiutri, Marcel & Dekker Chapter 36 (2005).
H.J. Kong, J.D. Liu, K. Riddle, T. Matsumoto, K. Leach, D.J. Mooney, ”Non-viral gene delivery regulated by stiffness of cell adhesion substrates,” Nature Materials, 4, 460-464 (2005).
H.J. Kong, T.R. Polte, E. Alsberg and D.J. Mooney, ”FRET measurements of cell-traction forces and nano-scale clustering of adhesion ligands varied by substrate stiffness,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 102, 4300-4305 (2005).
T. Boontheekul, H.J. Kong, D.J. Mooney, “Controlling alginate gel degradation utilizing partial oxidation and bimodal molecular weight distribution,” Biomaterials, 26, 2455-2465 (2005).
H.J. Kong, E. Alsberg, D. Kaigler, K.Y. Lee and D.J. Mooney, ”Controlling degradation of hydrogels via the size of cross-linked junctions,” Advanced Materials, 16, 1917-+ (2004).
J.F. Grimmer, C.B. Gunnlaugsson, E. Alsberg, H.S. Murphy, H.J. Kong, D.J. Mooney, R.A. Weatherly, “Tracheal reconstruction using tissue-engineered cartilage,” Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, 130, 1191-1196 (2004).
H.J. Kong, D. Kaigler, K. Kim and D.J. Mooney, “Controlling rigidity and degradation of alginate hydrogels via molecular weight distribution ,” Biomacromolecules, 5, 1720-1727 (2004).
K.Y. Lee, H.J. Kong, R.G. Larson, D.J. Mooney, ”Hydrogel formation via cell crosslinking,” Advanced Materials, 15, 1828-1832 (2003).
H.J. Kong and D.J. Mooney, “The effects of poly(ethyleneimine) (PEI) molecular weight on reinforcement of alginate hydrogels,” Cell Transplantation, 12, 779-785 (2003).
E. Alsberg, H.J. Kong, M.K. Smith, A. Albeiruti, D.J. Mooney, “Regulating bone formation via controlled scaffold degradation,” Journal of Dental Research, 82, 903-908 (2003).
H.J. Kong, K.Y. Lee and D.J. Mooney, “Nondestructively probing the cross-linking density of polymeric hydrogels,”Macromolecules, 36, 7887-7890 (2003).
H.J. Kong, M.K. Smith and D.J. Mooney, “Designing alginate hydrogels to maintain viability of immobilized cells,”Biomaterials, 24, 4023-4029 (2003).
H.J. Kong, E. Wong and D.J. Mooney, “Independent control of rigidity and toughness of polymeric hydrogels,”Macromolecules, 36, 4582-4588 (2003).
Y.Y. Kim, H.J. Kong, V.C. Li, “Design of engineered cementitious composite suitable for wet-mixture shotcreting,” ACI Materials Journal, 100, 511-518 (2003).
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