Nam-Joon Cho

Joshua A. Jackman4
Jae Hyeon Park4
Seyed R. Tabaei3
4Joshua A. Jackman
4Jae Hyeon Park
3Seyed R. Tabaei
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Here, we describe a quantitative neuroimaging method to estimate the macromolecular tissue volume (MTV), a fundamental measure of brain anatomy. By making measurements over a range of field strengths and scan parameters, we tested the key assumptions and the robustness of the method. The measurements confirm that a consistent quantitative estimate of MTV(More)
Recommended by Michele Penza The quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) is a sensitive device for determining the properties of materials loading it. One of the fundamental means of making these measurements is the so-called impedance (or admittance) spectra method. The resonant properties of the piezoelectric QCM sensor are measured over a spectral range in the(More)
Supported lipid bilayers (SLBs) mimic biological membranes and are a versatile platform for a wide range of biophysical research fields including lipid-protein interactions, protein-protein interactions and membrane-based biosensors. The quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) has had a pivotal role in understanding SLB formation on(More)
Physical cues, such as cell microenvironment stiffness, are known to be important factors in modulating cellular behaviors such as differentiation, viability, and proliferation. Apart from being able to trigger these effects, mechanical stiffness tuning is a very convenient approach that could be implemented readily into smart scaffold designs. In this(More)
  • Nam-Joon Cho, Lisa Y Hwang, Johan J R Solandt, Curtis W Frank, L Y H
  • 2013
Lipid vesicles are an important class of biomaterials that have a wide range of applications, including drug delivery, cosmetic formulations and model membrane platforms on solid supports. Depending on the application, properties of a vesicle population such as size distribution, charge and permeability need to be optimized. Preparation methods such as(More)
The importance of cell membranes in biological systems has prompted the development of model membrane platforms that recapitulate fundamental aspects of membrane biology, especially the lipid bilayer environment. Tethered lipid bilayers represent one of the most promising classes of model membranes and are based on the immobilization of a planar lipid(More)
The neglected tropical disease (NTD) trachoma is currently the leading cause of eye disease in the world, and the pathogenic bacteria causing this condition, Chlamydia trachomatis, is also the most common sexually transmitted pathogenic bacterium. Although the serovars of this bacterial species typically vary between ocular and genital infections there is a(More)
Tethered bilayer lipid membranes (tBLMs) on solid supports have substantial advantages as models of artificial cell membranes for such biomedical applications as drug delivery and biosensing. Compared with untethered lipid membranes, tBLMs have more space between substrate and the bilayer and greater stability. The purpose of this work was to use these(More)
Recommended by Michele Penza The quartz crystal microbalance sensor has a resonant frequency f and a quality factor Q which can be used to probe the properties of nanometer thick film loads. A recent review by Arnau (2008) has discussed many of the considerations necessary to accurately probe for these properties. To avoid needless duplication but to still(More)