Notable Faculty Publications

Notable Publications

View the latest published work from the faculty of the bioengineering department at George Mason University in select leading journals.

Michael Buschmann
  • Buschmann, M. D.; Carrasco, M. J.; Alishetty, S.; Paige, M.; Alameh, M. G.; Weissman, D. Nanomaterial Delivery Systems for MRNA Vaccines. Vaccines 2021, 30. [doi].
  • Carrasco, M. J.; Alishetty, S.; Alameh, M.-G.; Said, H.; Wright, L.; Paige, M.; Soliman, O.; Weissman, D.; Cleveland, T. E.; Grishaev, A.; Buschmann, M. D. Ionization and Structural Properties of MRNA Lipid Nanoparticles Influence Expression in Intramuscular and Intravascular Administration. Commun. Biol. 20214 (1), 1–15. [doi].
Giorgio Ascoli
  • Sanchez-Aguilera A, Wheeler DW, Jurado-Parras T, Valero M, Nokia MS, Cid E, Fernandez-Lamo I, Sutton N, García-Rincón D, de la Prida LM, Ascoli GA(2021) An update to Hippocampome.org by integrating single-cell phenotypes with circuit function in vivo. PLoS Biol. 6;19(5):e3001213 [doi].
  • Nanda S, Bhattacharjee S, Cox DN, Ascoli GA (2021) Distinct Relations of Microtubules and Actin Filaments with Dendritic Architecture. iScience. 23(12):101865 [doi].
  • Tecuatl C, Wheeler DW, Sutton N, Ascoli GA (2021) Comprehensive Estimates of Potential Synaptic Connections in Local Circuits of the Rodent Hippocampal Formation by Axonal-Dendritic Overlap. J Neurosci. 41(8):1665-1683 [doi].
  • Muñoz-Castañeda, R., Zingg, B., Matho, K. S., Chen, X., Wang, Q., Foster, N. N., Li, A., Narasimhan, A., Hirokawa, K. E., Huo, B., Bannerjee, S., Korobkova, L., Park, C. S., Park, Y. G., Bienkowski, M. S., Chon, U., Wheeler, D. W., Li, X., Wang, Y., Naeemi, M., … Ascoli, G. A.*, … Dong, H. W.* (2021). Cellular anatomy of the mouse primary motor cortex. Nature, 598(7879), 159–166 [doi]
Parag Chitnis
  • K. T. Hsu, S. Guan, and P. V. Chitnis, “Comparing deep learning frameworks for photoacoustic tomography image reconstruction,” Photoacoustics, vol. 23, 100271, 2021. [doi].
  • S. Guan, A Khan, S. Sikdar, and P. V. Chitnis, “Fully Dense UNet for 2D Sparse Photoacoustic Tomography Artifact Removal,” Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 24, no. 2, pp 568-576, 2019. [doi].
  • O. Ordeig, S. Y. Chin, S. Kim, P. V. Chitnis and S. K. Sia, “An implantable compound-releasing capsule triggered on demand by ultrasound,” Scientific Reports, vol. 6, pp. 22803, March 2016. [doi].
Kim Blackwell 
  • Dopamine Oppositely Modulates State Transitions in Striosome and Matrix Direct Pathway Striatal Spiny Neurons. Prager EM, Dorman DB, Hobel ZB, Malgady JM, Blackwell KT, Plotkin JL. Neuron. 2020 Dec 23;108(6):1091-1102.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.09.028. Epub 2020 Oct 19.

  • Temporal pattern and synergy influence activity of ERK signaling pathways during L-LTP induction. Miningou Zobon NT, Jędrzejewska-Szmek J, Blackwell KTElife. 2021 Aug 10;10:e64644. doi: 10.7554/eLife.64644.

  • Inhibition enhances spatially-specific calcium encoding of synaptic input patterns in a biologically constrained model. Dorman DB, Jędrzejewska-Szmek J, Blackwell KTElife. 2018 Oct 25;7:e38588. doi: 10.7554/eLife.38588.