John Lachapelle

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The nucleotide sequences of blaLCR-1 and blaOXA-5 beta-lactamase genes have been determined. Polypeptide products of 260 and 267 amino acids with estimated molecular masses of 27 120 Da and 27,387 Da were obtained for the mature form of LCR-1 and OXA-5 proteins. A progressive alignment was used to evaluate the extent of identity between LCR-1 and OXA-5 with(More)
A novel discrete mobile DNA element from Tn21 from the plasmid R100.1 is described, and its mobilization function was confirmed experimentally. In addition, the element behaves as a recombinase-active locus (tnpI) which facilitates insertions of antibiotic resistance genes as modules or cassettes at defined hot spots or integration sites. A similar tnpI(More)
We have isolated the blaCARB-3 structural gene encoding the CARB-3 carbenicillinase of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain Cilote, tested the specificity of blaCARB-3 DNA probes and determined the nucleotide sequence of blaCARB-3. Three restriction fragment probes internal or delimiting the blaCARB-3 structural gene were hybridized with purified plasmid DNA(More)
Next generation implantable medical devices will have the potential to provide more precise and effective therapies through adaptive closed-loop controllers that combine sensing and stimulation across larger numbers of electrode channels. A major challenge in the design of such devices is balancing increased functionality and channel counts with the(More)
A path integral is presented that solves a general class of linear second order partial differential equations with Dirichlet/Neumann boundary conditions. Elementary kernels are constructed for both Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions. The general solution can be specialized to solve elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic partial differential equations(More)
Future implantable medical devices will be highly miniaturized and almost certainly leverage die-level electronics miniaturization and packaging. Here, an integrated ultra-high density packaging platform is proposed to enable a new class of medical devices. Dense modules are obtained by interconnecting existing ASICs and discrete components using a process(More)
Complex suture prostheses that deliver sensory and position feedback require a more sophisticated integration with the human user. Here a micro-size active implantable system that provides many-degree-of-freedom neural feedback in both sensory stimulation and motor control is shown, as one potential human-use solution in DARPA's HAPTIX program. Various(More)