Contact: emmy.francek@ou.edu

LAB POSITION

Accelerated MS/BS Student, January 2019

BIOGRAPHY

Undergraduate Institution

  • Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering
  • The University of Oklahoma, Norman

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2021: University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering Outstanding Senior
  • 2021: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Fellowship
  • 2021: OU Honors Research Assistant Fellowship
  • 2021: Tau Beta Pi Scholarship Recipient
  • 2021: University of Oklahoma Board of Regents’ Award for Outstanding Junior
  • 2020: SBME Outstanding Sophomore, Norman, OK

PUBLICATIONS

2022

NANOPARTICLE SURFACE ENGINEERING WITH HEPAROSAN POLYSACCHARIDE REDUCES SERUM PROTEIN ADSORPTION AND ENHANCES CELLULAR UPTAKE
W. Yang, L. Wang, M. Fang, V. Sheth, Y. Zhang, A. M. Holden, N. D. Donahue, D. E. Green, A. N. Frickenstein, E. M. Mettenbrink, T. A. Schwemley, E. R. Francek, M. Haddad, Md N. Hossen, S. Mukherjee, S. Wu, P. L. DeAngelis, S. Wilhelm, “Nanoparticle surface engineering with heparosan polysaccharide reduces serum protein adsorption and enhances cellular uptake”
Nano Letters, 2022, published online.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c00349 | PDF (5.6 MB)

 

QUANTIFYING CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND REACTION KINETICS OF INDIVIDUAL COLLOIDALLY DISPERSED NANOPARTICLES
N.D. Donahue, S. Kanapilly, C. Stephan, M. Caleb Marlin, E.R. Francek, M. Haddad, J. Guthridge, S. Wilhelm “Quantifying chemical composition and reaction kinetics of individual colloidally dispersed nanoparticles.”
Nano Letters, 2022, 22, 1, 294–301.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c03752 | PDF (4.2 MB)

 

2021

GOLD NANOPARTICLES INHIBIT ACTIVATION OF CANCER-ASSOCIATED FIBROBLASTS BY DISRUPTING COMMUNICATION FROM TUMOR AND MICROENVIRONMENTAL CELLS
Y. Zhang, C.K. Elechalawar, M.N. Hossen, E.R. Francek, A. Dey, S. Wilhelm, R. Bhattacharya, P. Mukherjee, “Gold nanoparticles inhibit activation of cancer-associated fibroblasts by disrupting communication from tumor and microenvironmental cells.”
Bioactive Materials, 2021, 6, 326-332.

DOI:10.1016/j.bioactmat.2020.08.009  | PDF (0.6 MB)

2020

ASSESSING NANOPARTICLE COLLOIDAL STABILITY WITH SINGLE-PARTICLE INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA MASS SPECTROMETRY (SP-ICP-MS)
N. D. Donahue, E. R. Francek, E. Kiyotake, E. E. Thomas, W. Yang, L. Wang, M. S. Detamore, S. Wilhelm, “Assessing nanoparticle colloidal stability with Single-Particle Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (SP-ICP-MS)”
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2020, 412, 5205-5216.

Highlighted on journal cover page (Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry; Volume: 412; Issue: 22; September, 2020)

DOI: 10.1007/s00216-020-02783-6 | PDF (2.1 MB)

 

EXPLORING MALEIMIDE-BASED NANOPARTICLE SURFACE ENGINEERING TO CONTROL CELLULAR INTERACTIONS
C. Lee*, N.D. Donahue*, A.S. Mao, A. Karim, M. Komarneni, E.E. Thomas, E.R. Francek, W. Yang, S. Wilhelm, “Exploring maleimide-based nanoparticle surface engineering to control cellular interactions”
ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2020, accepted.

DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b02541 | PDF (3.2 MB)