Bong-Jae Park

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Listeria monocytogenes is a facultative intracellular Gram-positive bacterium that is widely distributed in the environment. Despite being pathogenic at the species level, L. monocytogenes in fact comprises a diversity of strains from pathogenic ones that can result in disease and/or mortality to others that are relatively avirulent. The main goal of the(More)
The work of adhesion that governs the interactions between pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes and silicon nitride in water was probed for individual cells using atomic force microscopy and for lawns of cells using contact angle measurements combined with a thermodynamic-based harmonic mean model. The work of adhesion was probed for cells cultured under(More)
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) was used to probe heterogeneities in adhesion energies measured between pathogenic and non-pathogenic species of Listeria and silicon nitride in water at four levels. Adhesion energies were quantified on individual bacterial cells (cell level), bacterial cells that belonged to an individual Listeria strain but varied in their(More)
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) was used to quantify both the nanomechanical properties of pathogenic (ATCC 51776 & EGDe) and non-pathogenic (ATCC 15313 & HCC25) Listeria monocytogenes strains and the conformational properties of their surface biopolymers. The nanomechanical properties of the various L. monocytogenes strains were quantified in terms of(More)
A new miniaturization approach to create micro- and nanoscale ion selective electrodes (ISEs) was demonstrated and the concept tested with an environmentally relevant chromate-selective membrane consisting of 7.7:62.2:31.1 wt % Aliquat336:2-NPOE:PVC. Apertures of 100 nM and 30 microM dimensions were made using MEMS fabrication techniques and functionalized(More)
A multiplexed assay technique to measure the photocatalytic activity (PCA) of nanoparticles (NPs) in aqueous suspension was developed based on the observation of TiO(2) NPs-photocatalytic oxidation rate of NADH by monitoring the fluorescence intensities. 96 sample solutions of a small volume (<150 μL) could be assayed in a single run without separation of(More)
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