• Saem S, Shahid O, Khondker A, Moran-Hidalgo C, Rheinstädter MC, Moran-Mirabal JM* (2020) Benchtop-fabricated lipid-based electrochemical sensing platform for the sensitive detection of membrane disrupting agents. Scientific Reports. 10: 4595. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-61561-7.


  • Makaremi S, Luu H, Boyle JP, Zhu Y, Cerson C, Bowdish DME*, Moran-Mirabal JM* (2019) The topography of silica films modulates primary macrophage morphology and function. Advanced Materials Interfaces. 6: 1900677. DOI: 10.1002/admi.201900677.

  • Saem S, Fong D, Adronov A, Moran-Mirabal JM* (2019) Stretchable and resilient conductive films on polydimethylsiloxane form reactive polymer-single-walled carbon nanotube complexes for wearable electronics. ACS Applied Nano Materials. 2: 4968-4973. DOI: 10.1021/acsnm.9b00912

  • Or T, Miettunen K, Cranston ED, Moran-Mirabal JM*, Vapaavuori J* (2019) Cellulose nanocrystal aerogels as electrolyte scaffolds for glass and plastic dye-sensitized solar cells. ACS Applied Energy Materials. 2: 5635-5642. DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b00795

  • Or T, Saem S, Esteve A, Osorio DA, De France KJ, Vapaavuori J, Hoare T, Cerf A, Cranston ED, Moran-Mirabal JM* (2019) Patterned Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerogel Films with Tunable Dimensions and Morphologies as Ultra-Porous Scaffolds for Cell Culture. ACS Applied Nano Materials. 2: 4169-4179 DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b00640

  • De France KJ, Badv M, Dorogin J, Siebers E, Panchal V, Babi M, Moran-Mirabal JM, Lawlor M, Cranston ED, Hoare T* (2019) Tissue response and bio distribution of injectable cellulose nanocrystal composite hydrogels. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. 5: 2235-2246. DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00522

  • Binkley D, Lee B, Saems S, Moran-Mirabal JM, Grandfield K* (2019) Fabrication of polycaprolactone electrospun nanofibers doped with silver nanoparticles formed by air plasma treatment. Nanotechnology. 30: 215101. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/ab0444

  • De France KJ, Babi M, Vapaavuori J, Hoare T, Moran-Mirabal JM,* Cranston ED* (2019) 2.5D hierarchical structuring of nanocomposite hydrogel films containing cellulose nanocrystals. Applied Materials and Interfaces. 11: 6325-6335. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b16232

  • Khondker A, Dhaliwal AK, Saem S, Mahmood A, Fradin C, Moran-Mirabal JM, Rheinstadter MC* (2019) Membrane charge and lipid packing determine Polymixin-induced membrane damage. Communications Biology. 2: 67. DOI: 10.1038/s42003-019-0297-6.

  • Vaapavuori J,* Stimpson T, Moran-Mirabal JM (2019) Light-induced wrinkling erasure reveals complex pattern evolution in supramolecular polymer-azobenzene complexes. Langmuir. 35: 875-881. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03542

  • Fatona A, Moran-Mirabal JM, Brook MA* (2019) Controlling silicone networks using dithioacetal crosslinks. Polymer Chemistry. 10: 219-227. DOI: 10.1039/c8py01352g

  • Levin D, Saem S, Osorio DA, Cerf A, Cranston ED, Moran-Mirabal JM (2018) Green Templating of Ultra-Porous Cross-Linked Cellulose Nanocrystal Microparticles. Chemistry of Materials. 30: 8040-8051. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b03858

  • Zhou C, Zhao J, Saem S, Gill U, Stover HDH, Moran-Mirabal JM* (2018) Self-crosslinking o(APM-co-AA) microstructured thin films as biomimetic scaffolds. ACS Applied Bio Materials. 1: 1512-1522. DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.8b00424

  • Tovar-Herrera OE, Rodriguez M, Olarte-Lozano M, Sampedro-Guerrero JA, Guerrero A, Pinto Camara R, Alvarado-Afftranger X, Wood C, Moran-Mirabal JM, Pastor N, Segovia L, Martinez-Anaya C* (2018) Analysis of the binding of Expansin Exl1, from Pectobacterium carotovorum, to the plan xylem and comparison to EXLX1 from Bacillus subtilis. ACS Omega. 3: 7008-7018. DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b00406

  • Amirdehi MA,# Saem S#, Mirpouyan Z, Moran-Mirabal JM,* Greener J* (2018) Microstructured anodes by surface wrinkling for studies of direct electron transfer biofilms in microbial fuel cells. Advanced Materials Interfaces. 1800290 DOI: 10.1002/admi.201800290 (# equally-contributing authors)

  • Fatona A, Berry R, Brook MA, Moran-Mirabal JM* (2018) Versatile surface modification of cellulose fibres and cellulose nanocrystals through modular triazinyl chemistry. Chemistry of Materials. 30: 2424-2435. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b00511

  • Rambarran T, Gonzaga F, Fatona A, Coulson M, Saem S, Moran-Mirabal JM, Brook MA* (2018) Bonding and in-channel functionalization using Huisgen cyclization. Journal of Polymer Science A: Polymer Chemistry. 56: 589-597. DOI: 10.1002/pola.28930

  • Gilbert T, Alsop RJ, Babi M, Moran-Mirabal JM, Rheinstadter MC, Hoare T* (2017) Nanostructure of fully injectable hydrazone-thiosuccinimide interpenetrating polymer network hydrogels assessed by small-angle neutron scattering and dSTORM single molecule fluorescence microscopy. Applied Materials and Interfaces. 9: 42179-42191. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b11637

  • Khondker A, Alsop RJ, Dhaliwal A, Saem S, Moran-Mirabal JM, Rheinstadter MC* (2017) Membrane cholesterol reduces Polymixin B nephrotoxicity in renal membrane analogs. Biophysical Journal. 113: 2016-2028. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2017.09.013

  • West J, Zhu Y, Saem S, Moran-Mirabal JM,* Hitchcock AP* (2017) X-ray absorption spectroscopy and spectromicroscopy of supported lipid bilayers. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 121: 4492-4501. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b02646
Nanoscale 2017

  • Gill U, Sutherland T, Himbert S, Zhu Y, Rheinstadter MC, Cranston ED, Moran-Mirabal JM* (2017) Beyond buckling: humidity-independent measurement of the mechanical properties of green nanocomposite films. Nanoscale. 9: 7781-7790. DOI: 10.1039/C7NR00251C

  • Saems S, Zhu Y, Luu H, Moran-Mirabal JM*. (2017) Bench-top fabrication of an all-PDMS microfluidic electrochemical biosensor integrating micro/nanostructured electrodes. Sensors. 17: 732. DOI: 10.3390/s17040732

  • Himbert S, Alsop R, Rose M, Hertz L, Dhaliwal A, Moran-Mirabal JM, Verschoor CP, Bowdish DME, Kaestner L, Wagner C, and Rheinstädter MC* (2017) The molecular structure of human red blood cell membranes from highly oriented, solid supported multi-lamellar membranes. Scientific Reports. 7:39661. DOI: 10.1038/srep39661

  • Zhu Y and Moran-Mirabal JM* (2016) Micropatterning of phase-segregated supported lipid bilayers and binary lipid phases through polymer stencil lift-off. Langmuir. 32:11021-11028. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02346

  • Yamamoto M, Ly R, Gill B, Zhu Y, Moran-Mirabal JM, and Britz-McKibbin P* (2016) A robust and high-throughput method for anionic metabolite profiling: preventing polyamide aminolysis and capillary breakages under alkaline conditions in CE-MS. Analytical Chemistry. 88:10710-10719. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b03269

  • Fong D, Bodnaryk WJ, Rice N, Saem S, Moran-Mirabal JM, and Adronov A* (2016) Influence of polymer electronics on selective dispersion of single walled carbon nanotubes. Chemistry-A European Journal: 22: 14560-14566. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201602722

  • Zhu Y and Moran-Mirabal JM* (2016) Highly bendable and stretchable electrodes based on micro/nanostructured gold films for flexible sensors and electronics. Advanced Electronic Materials. 2: 1500345. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201500345


  • Rose M, Hirmiz, N, Moran-Mirabal JM, Fradin C. (2015) Lipid diffusion in supported lipid bilayers: a comparison between line-scanning fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and single particle tracking. Membranes. 5: 702-721. DOI: 10.3390/membranes5040702

  • Fatona A, Chen Y, Reid M, Brook MA and Moran-Mirabal JM. (2015) One step in-mould modification of PDMS surfaces and its application in the fabrication of self-driven microfluidic channels. Lab on a Chip. 15: 4322-4330. DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00741K

  • Zhu Y, Negmi A and Moran-Mirabal JM. (2015) Multi-stacked supported lipid bilayer micro patterning through polymer stencil lift-off. Membranes. 5: 385-398. DOI: 10.3390/membranes5030385

  • Naeem F, Prestayko R, Saem S, Nowicki L, Imit M, Adronov A and Moran-Mirabal JM. (2015) Fabrication of conductive polymer nanofibers through SWNT supramolecular functionalization and aqueous processing. Nanotechnology. 26: 395301. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/26/39/395301

  • Sonney S, Shek N and Moran-Mirabal JM. (2015) Rapid bench-top fabrication of PDMS/polystyrene microfluidic devices incorporating high-surface-area sensing electrodes. Biomicrofluidics. 9: 026501. DOI: 10.1063/1.4918596

  • Rose M, Babi M and Moran-Mirabal JM. (2015) The study of cellulose structure and depolymerization through single-molecule methods. Industrial Biotechnology. 11: 16-24. DOI: 10.1089/ind.2014.0019

  • Moran-Mirabal JM and Cranston ED. (2015) Cellulose Nanotechnology on the Rise. Industrial Biotechnology. 11: 14-15. DOI: 10.1089/ind.2015.1501

  • Luterbacher JS, Moran-Mirabal JM, Burkholder E, and Walker LP. (2015) Modeling enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic substrates using confocal fluorescence microscopy I: Filter Paper Cellulose. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 112: 21-31. DOI: 10.1002/bit.25329

  • Luterbacher JS, Moran-Mirabal JM, Burkholder E, and Walker LP. (2015) Modeling enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic substrates using confocal fluorescence microscopy II: Pretreated Biomass. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 112: 32-42. DOI: 10.1002/bit25328

  • Vanderfleet OM, Gabardo CM, Naeem F, Moran-Mirabal JM, and Soleymani L (2014) Rapid prototyping of a miniaturized electrospinning setup for the production of polymer nanofibers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 131: 40629. DOI: 10.1002/app.40629

  • Abitbol T, Palermo AF, Moran-Mirabal JM, and Cranston ED (2013) Fluorescent labelling and characterization of cellulose nano crystals with varying charge contents. Biomacromolecules. 14: 3278-3284. DOI: 10.1021/bm400879x

  • Moran-Mirabal JM (2013) Advanced-microscopy techniques for the study of cellulose structure and cellulose-cellulase interactions, in Cellulose - Fundamental Aspects. Theo van de Ven and Louis Godbout Eds. InTech Press. ISBN: 978-953-51-1183-2

  • Yang D, Moran-Mirabal JM, Parlange JY, and Walker LP (2013) Investigation of the porous structure of cellulosic substrates through confocal laser scanning microscopy. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 110: 2836-2845. DOI: 10.1002/bit.24958

  • Moran-Mirabal JM (2013) The study of cellulose structure and cellulose-cellulase interactions through fluorescence microscopy. Cellulose. 20: 2291-2309. DOI: 10.1007/s10570-013-0010-8

  • Gabardo CM, Zhu Y, Soleymani L, and Moran-Mirabal JM (2013) Benchtop fabrication of hierarchically structured high surface area electrodes. Advanced Functional Materials. 23: 3030-3039. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201203220

  • Moran-Mirabal JM, Bolewski JC, and Walker LP. (2013) Cellulases exhibit limited surface diffusion on bacterial microcrystalline cellulose. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 110: 47-56. DOI: 10.1002/bit.24604

  • Luterbacher JS, Walker LP, Moran-Mirabal, JM. (2013) Observing and modeling BMCC degradation by commercial cellulase cocktails with fluorescently labeled Trichoderma reseii Cel7A through confocal microscopy. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 110: 108-117. DOI: 10.1002/bit.24597

  • Zhu Y, Moran-Mirabal JM. (2012) Micro and Nanostructured Materials for the Study and Monitoring of Biomolecular interactions. Laboratory Focus. 16 (4): 13-15.

  • Kostylev M, Moran-Mirabal JM, Walker LP, and Wilson DW. (2012) Determination of the molecular states of the processive endocellulase Thermobifida fusca Cel9A during crystalline cellulose depolymerization. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 109: 295-299. DOI: 10.1002/bit.23299

  • Zhu P, Moran-Mirabal JM, Luterbacher JS, Walker LP, and Craighead HG. (2011) Observing Thermobifida fusca cellulase binding to pretreated wood particles using time-lapse confocal laser scanning microscopy. Cellulose. 18: 749-758. DOI: 10.1007/s10570-011-9506-2

  • Moran-Mirabal JM, Bolewski JC, and Walker LP. (2011) Reversibility and binding kinetics of Thermobifida fusca cellulases studied through fluorescence recovery after photobleaching microscopy. Biophysical Chemistry. 155: 20-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpc.2011.02.003


  • Moran-Mirabal JM, Corgie SC, Bolewski JC, Smith HM, Cipriany BR, Craighead HG, Walker LP. (2009) Labeling and purification of cellulose-binding proteins for high resolution fluorescence applications. Analytical Chemistry. 81: 7981-7987. DOI: 10.1021/ac901183b

  • Moran-Mirabal JM, Santhanam N, Corgie SC, Craighead HG, and Walker LP. (2008) Immobilization of cellulose fibrils on solid substrates for cellulase binding studies through quantitative fluorescence microscopy. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 101: 1129 - 1141. DOI: 10.1002/bit.21990

  • Slinker JD, DeFranco JA, Jaquith MJ, Silveira WR, Zhong YW, Moran-Mirabal JM, Craighead HG, Abruña H, Marohn JA, and Malliaras GG. (2007) Direct measurement of the electric-field distribution in a light-emitting electrochemical cell. Nature Materials. 6: 894-899. DOI: 10.1038/nmat2021

  • Moran-Mirabal JM, Aubrecht DM, and Craighead HG. (2007) Phase separation and fractal domain formation in phospholipid/diacetylene supported lipid bilayers. Langmuir. 23:10661-10671. DOI: 10.1021/la701371f

  • Moran-Mirabal JM, Torres AJ, Samiee KT, Baird BA, Craighead HG. (2007) Cell investigation of nanostructures: Zero-Mode Waveguides for plasma membrane studies with single molecule resolution. Nanotechnology. 18: 195101. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/18/19/195101

  • Zhou X, Moran-Mirabal JM, Craighead HG, and McEuen P. (2007) Supported Lipid Bilayer/Carbon Nanotube Hybrids. Nature Nanotechnology. 2:185-190. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2007.34

  • Moran-Mirabal JM, Slinker JD, DeFranco JA, Verbridge SS, Ilic R, Flores-Torres S, Abruña H, Malliaras GG, and Craighead HG. (2007) Electrospun Light-Emitting Nanofibers. Nano Letters. 7: 458-463. DOI: 10.1021/nl062778+ (Featured in The Cornell Chronicle, Biophotonics Journal, and Nanotechweb)

  • Moran-Mirabal JM, Tan C, Orth RN, Williams EO, Craighead HG, and Lin DM. (2007) Controlling Microarray Spot Morphology with Polymer Liftoff Arrays. Analytical Chemistry. Analytical Chemistry 79 : 1109-1114. DOI: 10.1021/ac061898z

  • Bellan LM, Cross JD, Strychalski EA, Moran-Mirabal JM, and Craighead HG. (2006) Individually Resolved DNA Molecules Stretched and Embedded in Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers. Nano Letters. 6: 2526-2530. DOI: 10.1021/nl061894+

  • Samiee KT, Moran-Mirabal JM, Cheung YK, and Craighead HG. (2006) Zero Mode Waveguides for Single Molecule Spectroscopy on Lipid Membranes. Biophysical Journal. 90: 3288-3299. DOI: 10.1529/biophysj.105.072819

  • Meyer GD, Moran-Mirabal JM, Branch DW, and Craighead HG. (2006) Nonspecific Binding Removal from Protein Microarrays Using Thickness Shear Mode Resonators. IEEE Sensors Journal. 6:254-261. DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2006.870172


  • Moran-Mirabal JM, Edel JB, Meyer GD, Throckmorton D, Singh AK, and Craighead HG. (2005) Micrometer-Sized Supported Lipid Bilayer Arrays for Bacterial Toxin Binding Studies through Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy. Biophysical Journal. 89 : 296-305. DOI: 10.1529/biophysj.104.054346

  • Verbridge SS, Edel JB, Stavis SM, Moran-Mirabal JM, Mathers R, Coates G, and Craighead HG. (2005) Suspended Glass Nanochannels Coupled with Silicon Microstructures for Single Molecule Detection. Journal of Applied Physics. 97 : 124317-1:12437-4. DOI: 10.1063/1.1924888

  • Rosu HC, Moran-Mirabal JM, Cornejo O. (2003) One-parameter nonrelativistic supersymmetry for microtubules. Phys. Let. A. 310:353-356. DOI: 10.1016/S0375-9601(03)00372-4

  • Louzada ES, del Rio HS, Xia D, and Moran-Mirabal JM. (2002) Preparation and fusion of Citrus sp. microprotoplasts. Journal of the American Horticultural Society. 127:484-488. DOI: 10.1016/j.jplph.2005.09.003