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Ipsita Banerjee

Dr. Ipsita Banerjee

Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Email: banerjee@fordham.edu
Phone: 718-817-4445
Fax: 718-817-4432
Office: JMH 612
National Council of Undergraduate Research - Chemistry Division's Outstanding Research Mentorship Awardee

Courses Taught

Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Bionanotechnology in Medicine
Advances in Bionanotechology (Tutorial)
Examining Biomaterials for Cancer Therapeutics (Tutorial)
Topics in Materials Science
Organic Chemistry Laboratory (II)
General Chemistry Laboratory (I and II)

Research Interests

Specifically, my research group is working on building supramolecular assemblies as smart materials for a variety of biological and biomedical applications. Our goal is to create tailored cell-surface adhesive materials for potential applications in regenerative medicine and new targeted drug delivery systems particularly with respect to tumor targeting.

Research Area I: Development of New Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering

The extent of the body’s capacity to regenerate and repair tissues largely varies, and significantly reduces with age, illness and extent of injury. The central aspect of TE involves the development of new biomaterials that can efficiently mimic the extracellular matrix components of cells, promote growth of new tissue, replace damaged tissue and stimulate the regenerative process. This can be potentially attained by carefully developing biomaterials that can adhere to and support the growth, proliferation and migration of cells using tailored scaffolds and specific growth factors, that can provide mechanical and structural stability necessary, and not trigger unwarranted immune response upon implantation. Ideally, the biomaterial should also be biodegradable and degrade at a comparable rate to the growth of new tissue. We have thus far developed biomimetic scaffolds for potential applications in cartilage, bone, skin and neural TE. Over the past couple of years, we have been working on the utilization of three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies for preparing our scaffolds. This technology further allows us to produce scaffolds with a high degree of complexity and precision, most importantly it allows us to fine tune detailed dimensions at the micron level. Below are images of hybrids of scaffolds that we developed by combining the 3D printed PLA or polystyrene scaffolds with our synthesized peptide based scaffold materials. The cellular interactions of those hybrid scaffolds was then tested, which demonstrated 3D-cell scaffold matrix formation. Thus 3D printing has allowed us to construct complex 3D micro-scaffolds for applications in TE. We are now working on developing new bioinks using our scaffold materials and the biomechanical, and other biological properties are being tested.

Scaffold Designs and Matrices by Ipsita Banerjee

Top Left: 3D scaffold was designed according to desired parameters, and 3D printed (middle). The outside edges were removed and the scaffold irradiated was with UV light for 30 minutes to sterilize, followed by washing with 70% ethanol and drying it. The scaffolds were then coated with designed peptide based materials and seeded with mesenchymal stem cells in the presence of growth factors.

Bottom Left: Cell scaffold matrices for Tendon TE formed after growth for 48 hours; Right fluorescence microscopy image of cell-scaffold matrix formed. Actin staining was done with alexa-fluor dye (em: 488 nm). Scale bar for SEM image= 50 μm; fluorescence image = 50 μm (G. Knoll; H. T. Pajovich, S. Romanelli, I. A. Banerjee, 2018


Biodegradability Graph by Ipsita Banerjee

Biodegradability studies showing the percentage degradation of the Biorganic-collagen bound to nanocomposites utilized for skin TE. (Adapted from: (Y.S. Miranda-Alarcón, A. M. Brown, A. M. Santora and I. A. Banerjee, Nanolife, 2016)


AFM Phase image by Ipsita Banerjee

AFM phase image showing the porous structure of β-TCP-mineralized on biomimetic scaffolds For Bone TE Adapted from: (H. T. Pajovich, I. A. Banerjee, J. Funct. Biomaterials, 2017)


ALP Activity Graph by Ipsita Banerjee

ALP activity of MC3T3-E1 cells in the presence and absence of scaffolds for Bone TE over a period of 21 days. Adapted from: (H. T. Pajovich, I. A. Banerjee, J. Funct. Biomaterials, 2017)


Research Area II: Development of New Drug Delivery Vehicles (DDVs) for Targeting Tumor Cells

We have developed nanostructured surfaces for tumor cell targeting and delivery for chemotherapeutic drugs such as with tamoxifen, doxorubicin, and topotecan.  Depending upon the delivery system, relatively higher cytotoxicity was displayed toward SKOV-3, breast cancer cells, HeLa cells or ovarian tumor cell cultures. The results obtained serve as a basis for creating new avenues toward the development of antitumor DDVs via endocytosis. To examine the mechanism of cytotoxicity, apoptosis assays, cell-migration, mitochondrial permeability/ membrane potential assays are conducted.

Formation and Internalization of DDVs by Ipsita Banerjee

(Top) Scheme for formation of DDVs to target folate receptors of breast cancer cells. (Adapted from: A. Brown; Y. Miranda-Alarcon; G. Knoll, S. Romanelli, I. Banerjee, 2015).

(Bottom) Left (DIC); (Right fluorescence image showing internalization of the DDVs inside MDA-MB-231 cells. The DDVs were also found to attach to the cell membranes cell. Highest internalization was found for the MDA-MB-231 cells compared to MCF-7 and EPH4, 1421.1 cells. Adapted from: A. Brown, Y. Miranda-Alarćon, G. Knoll, K. Fath, I. A. Banerjee (2016) unpublished results.


Mitochondrial-Permeability Image by Ipsita Banerjee

Image to the left shows mitochondrial-permeability & change in membrane potential studies indicating nanofibers encapsulated with Doxorubicin had higher loss of red J-aggregate fluorescence and green monomer fluorescence indicating early stage apoptosis


Image of Nanofibers and Nanovesicles by Ipsita Banerjee

AFM image of (a) and (b) nanofibers before & after encapsulation with Dox; (c) & (d) nanovesicles before & after encapsulation with Dox (N. Cutrone; S. Hurley, I. A. Banerjee, 2017 (In preparation).

Publications

  • N. P. Wijedasa, S. M. Broas, I. A. Banerjee "Varying Fish Scale Derived Hydroxyapatite bound Hybrid Peptide Nanofiber Scaffolds for Potential Applications in Periodontal Tissue Regeneration" 2019 (Under Revision). 
  • I. A. Banerjee, K. R. Fath, S. H. Frayne, M. M. Hugo, B. Cohen “Development of Self-Assembled Phytosterol Based Nanoassemblies as Vehicles for Enhanced Uptake of Doxorubicin to HeLa Cells” Mater. Sci. Eng. C., 97, 451-460, 2019.  
  • M. M. Hugo, I. A. Banerjee “Development of New Amphiphilic Bio-organic Assemblies for Potential Applications in Iron Binding and Targeting Tumor Cells” Soft Materials. 17, 57-76, 2019.
  • S. K. Hurley, N. M. Cutrone, K. R. Fath, H. T. Pajovich, A. M. Smith, J. Garcia, J. R. Dorilio, I. A. Banerjee, “Self-Assembled Phenylisoxazole-Peptide Hybrid Assemblies and their Interactions with Breast and Ovarian Tumor Cells”. Int. J. Polym. Mater. Polym. Biomater. 68, 978-992, 2019.
  • G. A. Knoll, H. T. Pajovich, S. M. Romanelli, I. A. Banerjee “Development of Self-Assembled Polygalacturonic Acid-Peptide Composites and their Interactions with Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Potential Applications in Tendon Tissue Engineering” Int. J. Nano Biomaterials. Accepted (In Press) 2018.  
  • K. E. Oberhelman, K. R. Fath, I. Kandinov, I. A. Banerjee “Development of pH Tunable Self-Assembled Bipyridyl-Serinyl Nanoassemblies and their Interactions with Mammalian Cells” Adv. Sci. Eng. Med. 10, 1183-1190, 2018.
  • A. M. Smith, H. T. Pajovich, I. A. Banerjee, “Development of Self-Assembled Nanoribbon bound Peptide-Polyaniline Composite Scaffolds and their Interactions with Neural Cortical Cells” Bioengineering, 5, 6, 2018.
  • H.T. Pajovich, I. A. Banerjee, “Biomineralization of Fucoidan-Peptide Blends and their Potential Applications in Bone Tissue Regeneration” (Invited Article) J. Funct. Biomaterials, (published as Feature Article) 8, 41; doi:10.3390/jfb8030041 2017.
  • H. T. Pajovich, A. M. Brown, A. M. Smith, S. K. Hurley, J. R. Dorilio, N. M. Cutrone, I. A. Banerjee,“Development of Phytonutrient-Conjugated Multilayered Peptide based Scaffolds for Soft Tissue Engineering – An in vitro study”. J. Biomimetics Biomater. Biomedical Eng. 34, 37-56, 2017.
  • S. A. Lundell, A. M. Brown, A. M. Santora, S. M. Romanelli, I. A. Banerjee “Development of Self-Assembled of Gold Nanoparticle Bound Coumarin-Hydroxymercaptopurine Nanoconjugates as Sensors for DNA Binding” Nanohybrids Composites, 18, 20-33, 2017.
  • N. M. Cutrone, J. M. Dorilio, S. K. Hurley, H. T. Pajovich, A. M. Smith, I. A. Banerjee “Probing the Formation of Supramolecular Assemblies of Amphiphilic N-Methyl Glycine and N, N Dimethyl β-Alanine Derivatives”. New J. Chem., 41, 7506-7516, 2017.  
  • G. A. Knoll, S. M. Romanelli, A. M. Brown, A. M. Santora, P.Y. Blanchard, I. A. Banerjee "Preparation of Polymer-Peptide hybrids for Potential Applications in Corneal Tissue Engineering" 2017 (Submitted).
  • A. M. Brown, Y. S. Miranda-Alarćon, A. M. Santora, G. A. Knoll, I. A. Banerjee "Fetoprotein derived peptide coated Nanostructured Amphiphilic Surfaces for Targeting Mouse Breast Cancer Cells " Int. J. Nanosci, 1650023 2016.
  • A. M. Brown, Y. S. Miranda-Alarćon, G. A. Knoll, S. M. Romanelli, A. M. Santora, I. A. Banerjee, "Development of Self-Assembled Biomimetic Boc-protected peptide-polymer based nanovehicles for targeted delivery of tumor cells". J. Biomimetics, Biomater. Biomedical Eng., 29, 33-53, 2016.
  • Y. S. Miranda-Alarćon, A. M. Brown, A. M. Santora, I. A. Banerjee, "Self-Assembled Bio-organic Nanocomposites and their Potential Applications in Engineering Three Dimensional Skin matrices -An in vitro Study". Nano Life, 6, No. 01: 1650002, 2016.
  • G. A. Knoll, S. M. Romanelli, A. M. Brown, R. M. Sortino, I. A. Banerjee “Multilayered Short Peptide-Alginate Blends as New Materials for Potential Applications in Cartilage Tissue Regeneration” J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 16, 2464-2473, 2016.
  • S. M. Romanelli, G. A. Knoll, A. M. Santora, A. M. Brown, I. A. Banerjee, "Comparison of Engineered Peptide-Glycosaminoglycan Microfibrous Hybrid Scaffolds for Potential Applications in Cartilage Tissue Regeneration". (Invited Article) Fibers, 3, 265-295, 2015.
  • S. M. Romanelli, K. R. Fath, R. Davidov, A. Phekoo, I. A. Banerjee “Supramolecular Boc-Spermidine-Fmoc-Valine based Nanogels for Drug Delivery of Mitoxantrone into HeLa Cells”. J. Drug Del. Sci. Technol. 29, 107-116, 2015.
  • S. M. Romanelli, J. W. Hartnett, I. A. Banerjee "Effects of Amide Side Chains on Nanoassembly Formation of Fmoc-Valine Conjugates" Powder Technol. 271, 76-87, 2015.
  • R. M. Sortino, S. M. Romanelli, G. A. Knoll, I. A. Banerjee "Development of Peptide Conjugated Chlorogenic Acid Nanossemblies for Targeting Tumorigenic Cells" Soft Materials, 13, 150-159, 2015.
  • S. M. Romanelli, K. R. Fath, A. Phekoo, I. A. Banerjee "Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Peptide based Biorganic-Inorganic Hybrid Scaffolds and their Interactions with MC3T3-E1 cells" Mater. Sci. Eng. C. 51, 316-328, 2015.
  • J. W. Hartnett, J. R. Hannah, K. R. Fath, V. Flaris, I. A. Banerjee "Development of Peptide-Pyrazole Nanocomposites as Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Regeneration" J. Chem. Biol. Interfaces. 2, 24-32, 2014.
  • J. W. Hartnett, S. M. Romanelli, I. A. Banerjee "Fabrication of Pyrazole Based Biomimetic Scaffolds for Potential Cartilage Tissue Regeneration Applications" J. Biomater. Tissue Eng. 4, 834-842, 2014.
  • J. W. Hartnett, J. R. Hannah, K. R. Fath, V. Flaris, I. A. Banerjee, "Fabrication of CdS bound Pyrazole Carboxamide Conjuagated Nanoassemblies and their Applications" Mater. Express 4, 441-452, 2014.
  • J. W. Hartnett, K. R. Fath, I. Kandinov, I. A. Banerjee "Formation of Peptide-Pyrazole Nanoassemblies and their Biological Applications" J. Chem. Biol. Interfaces. 1, 127-137, 2013.
  • A. Banerjee, K. T. Johnson, I. A. Banerjee, D. K. Banerjee "Nanoformulation Enhances Anti-Angiogenic Efficacy of Tunicamycin" Trans. Cancer Res. 2, 240-255, 2013.
  • P. U. Chukwuneke, I. A. Banerjee, "Probing the Formation of Ferulic Acid Derived Nanoconjugates as Building Blocks for Antioxidant Applications" TFURJ, 3, 31-38, 2013.
  • S. N. Barnaby, N. H. Sarker, I. A. Banerjee “Ellagic acid directed growth of Au-Pt Bimetallic Nanoparticles and their Catalytic Applications” Int. J. Nanoscience, 12, 1250037/1-1250037/10 2013.
  • N. Nakatsuka, S. N. Barnaby, A. Tsiola, K. R. Fath, B. A. Williams, I. A. Banerjee “Self-Assembling Peptide Assemblies bound to ZnS Nanoparticles and their Interactions with Mammalian Cells” Coll. Surf B: Biointerfaces 103, 405-415, 2013.
  • N. H. Sarker, S. N. Barnaby, A. P. Dowdell, N. Nakatsuka, I. A. Banerjee “Biomimetic Formation of Pd and Au-Pd Nanocomposites and Their Catalytic Applications” Soft Materials. 11, 403-413, 2013.
  • S. N. Barnaby, N. Nakatsuka, K. R. Fath, S. H. Frayne, I. A. Banerjee “Formation of Hyaluronic Acid-Ellagic Acid Microfiber Hybrid Hydrogels and their Applications” Coll. Polym. Sci. 291, 515-525, 2013.
  • S. H. Frayne, S. N. Barnaby, N. Nakatsuka, I. A. Banerjee “Growth and Properties of CdSe Nanoparticles on Ellagic Acid Biotemplates for Photodegradation Applications” Mater. Express 2, 335-343, 2012.
  • S. N. Barnaby, N. H. Sarker, A. Tsiola, I. A. Banerjee “Biomimetic formation of chicoric acid directed luminescent silver nanodendrites” Invited contribution to the special issue of Green Nanotechnology, in the Journal Nanotechnology, 23, 294011, 2012.
  • S. N. Barnaby, K. R. Fath, A. Tsiola, I. A. Banerjee “Fabrication of Ellagic Acid Incorporated Self-Assembled Peptide Microtubes and their Applications” Coll. Surf B: Biointerfaces, 95, 154-161, 2012.
  • S. N. Barnaby, K. R. Fath, N. Nakatsuka, N. H. Sarker, I. A. Banerjee “Formation of Hydroxyapatite-Ellagic acid composites by LBL assembly for Cellular Attachment to Osteoblasts” J. Biomim. Biomater. Tiss. Eng. 13, 1-17, 2012.
  • N. H. Sarker, S. N. Barnaby, K. R. Fath, S. H. Frayne, N. Nakatsuka, I. A. Banerjee “Biomimetic Growth of ZnO-Gallic Acid Nanohybrid Assemblies and their Applications” J. Nanoparticle Res. 14, 4, 1-12, 2012.
  • N. H. Sarker, S. N. Barnaby, I. A. Banerjee “Fabrication of CdS Nanoparticle Coated Jasmonate Conjugates and their interactions with Mammalian Cells” TFURJ, 2, 50-51, 2012.
  • N. H. Sarker, I. A. Banerjee, “Design of Self-Assembled Peptide Assemblies and their interactions with Lipid Membranes” Biophys. J. 102 (3) 78a, 2012.
  • E. M. Smoak, M. P. Dabakis, M. M. Henricus, R. Tamayev, I. A. Banerjee “Interactions of Amyloid Beta Peptide Aβ(1-42) with Self-Assembled Peptide Nanospheres”. J. Peptide Sci. 17, 14-23, 2011.
  • S. N. Barnaby, S. M. Yu, A. Tsiola, K. R. Fath, I. A. Banerjee “Spontaneous Formation of Ellagic Acid Assemblies for Hela Cancer Cell Detection” J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 11, 7579-7586, 2011.
  • E. M. Smoak, K. R. Fath, S. N. Barnaby, V. C. Grant, I. A. Banerjee “Self-Assembly of Chicoric Acid for Templating Gold Nanoparticles and their Biocompatibility Studies” Supramolecular Chem. 23, 678-688, 2011.
  • S. N. Barnaby, S. M. Yu, K. R. Fath, A. Tsiola, O. Khalpari, I. A. Banerjee “Ellagic Acid Promoted Formation of Shape Controlled Silver Nanochains” Nanotechnology, 225605, 2011.
  • S. N. Barnaby, S. H. Frayne, K. R. Fath, I. A. Banerjee “Growth of Se nanoparticles on Kinetin Assemblies and their Biocompatibility studies” Soft Materials 9, 313-334, 2011.
  • S. N. Barnaby, S. H. Frayne, E. M. Smoak, I. A. Banerjee “Biomimetic Fabrication of Gold Nanoparticles on Indole-3-acetic acid based Nanofibers” Mater. Sci. Eng. C. 31, (3), 620-628, 2011.
  • N. Nakastuka, S. N. Barnaby, K. R. Fath, I. A. Banerjee “Fabrication of Collagen-Elastin Bound Peptide Nanotubes as Scaffolds for Mammalian Cell Attachment” J. Biomater. Sci. Polym Edn. 22: 18, ahead of print doi: 10.1163/156856211X598229; PMID: 21967742, 2011.
  • S. N. Barnaby, N. H. Sarker, A. P. Dowdell, I. A. Banerjee “The Spontaneous Formation of Selenium Nanoparticles on Gallic Acid Assemblies and their Antioxidant Properties” TFURJ, 1, 41-46, 2011.
  • E. M. Smoak, M. M. Henricus, I. A. Banerjee “In situ Photopolymerization of PEGDA-Protein Hydrogels on Nanotube surfaces” J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 118, 2562-2571, 2010.
  • C. C. Fowles, E. M. Smoak, I. A. Banerjee “Self-Assembled Zeatin Nanoribbon Mediated Preparation of Gold Nanoparticles” Coll. Surf. B: Biointerfaces, 78, 250-258, 2010.
  • K. T. Johnson, T. E. Gribb, E. M. Smoak, I. A. Banerjee “Self-assembled nanofibers from Leucine Derived Amphiphiles as Nanoreactors for Growth of ZnO Nanoparticles” Chem. Commun., 46, 1757 –1759, 2010.
  • E. M. Smoak, A. D. Carlo, C. C. Fowles, I. A. Banerjee “Self-Assembly of Gibberellic Amide Assemblies and their Applications in the Growth and Fabrication of Ordered Gold Nanoparticles” Nanotechnology 21 025603, 2010.
  • C. T. Schwall, I. A. Banerjee “Micro and Nanoscale Hydrogel Systems for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering”. Materials 2 (2), 577-612, 2009 (Invited Review).
  • M. M. Henricus, I. A. Banerjee “Facile Synthesis of Vesicle Templated Hollow Germania Nanospheres” Int. J. Nanotechnol. 6 (120), 1096-1192, 2009.
  • K. T. Johnson, K. R. Fath, M. M. Henricus, I. A. Banerjee “Self-Assembly and Growth of Smart Cell-Adhesive Mucin Bound Microtubes” Soft Materials 7, 21-36, 2009.
  • M. M. Henricus, K. R. Fath, M. Z. Menzenski, I. A. Banerjee "Morphology Controlled Growth of Chitosan-Coated Microtubes and a study of their Biocompatibility and Antibacterial Activity" Macromol. Biosci. 9, 317-325, 2009.
  • C. P. Avanzato, J. M. Follieri, K. R. Fath, I. A. Banerjee “Biomimetic Synthesis and Antibacterial Characteristics of Magnesium Oxide-Germanium Dioxide Nanocomposite Powders” J. Composite Mater.43, 897-910, 2009.
  • M. M. Henricus, K. T. Johnson, I. A. Banerjee "Investigation of Insulin Loaded Self-Assembled Microtubules for Drug Release" Bioconjug. Chem. 19, 2394-2400, 2008.
  • R. I. MacCuspie, I. A. Banerjee, S. Gummalla, H. S. Mostowski, P. R. Krause, H. Matsui, “Virus Assay Using Antibody-Functionalized Peptide Nanotubes”, Soft Matter, 4, 833-839, 2008.
  • K. I. Fabijanic, M. R. Regan, I. A. Banerjee “Amino Acid Catalyzed Biomimetic Preparation of Tin oxide-Germania Nanocomposites and their Characterization”. J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 7, 2674-2682, 2007.
  • R. L. Spear, R. Tamayev, K. R. Fath, I. A. Banerjee “Templated growth of calcium phosphate on tyrosine derived microtubules and their Biocompatibility” Coll. Surf. B: Biointerfaces, 60, 158-166, 2007.
  • M. R. Regan, I. A. Banerjee “Immobilization of invertase in Germania matrix and a study of its enzymatic activity”. J. Sol-Gel Sci. Tech. 43, 27-33, 2007.
  • M. Z. Menzenski, I. A. Banerjee “Self-assembly of supramolecular nanostructures from phenylalanine derived Bolaamphiphiles”. New J. Chem. 31, 1674-1680, 2007.
  • I. A. Banerjee, G. Muniz, S. Y. Lee, H. Matsui “Mineralization of Semiconductor Nanocrystals on peptide-coated Bionanotubes and their pH-dependent morphology changes”. J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 7, 2287-2292, 2007.
  • O. Taratula, A. Chen, J. Zhang, J. Chaudhry, L. Nagahara, I. Banerjee, H. He, “Highly Aligned Ribbon-Shaped Pd Nanoparticle Assemblies by Spontaneous Organization” J. Phys. Chem. C. 111, 7666-7670, 2007.
  • M. R. Regan, I. A. Banerjee. “In situ Growth of Co-Pt Nanoparticles in Porous Germania Nanospheres”. Mater. Lett. 61(1), 71-75, 2007.
  • M. R. Regan, I. A. Banerjee. “Preparation of Au–Pd bimetallic Nanoparticles in Porous Germania Nanospheres: A study of their morphology and catalytic activity”. Scrip. Mater. 54(5), 909-914, 2006.
  • I. A. Banerjee, M. R. Regan “Preparation of Gold Nanoparticle Templated Germania Nanoshells”. Mater. Lett. 60 (7), 915-918, 2006.
  • I. A. Banerjee, L. Yu and H. Matsui “Room-Temperature Wurtzite ZnS Nanocrystal Growth on Zn Finger-like Peptide Nanotubes by Controlling Their Unfolding Peptide Structures”. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127, 16002-16003, 2005.
  • L. Yu, I. A. Banerjee, X. Gao, N. Nuraje and H. Matsui. “Fabrication and Application of Enzyme Incorporated Peptide Nanotubes”. Bioconjug. Chem. 16, 1484-1487, 2005.
  • Z. Zhao, I. A. Banerjee, H. Matsui “Simultaneous Targeted Immobilization of Anti-Human IgG Coated Nanotubes and Anti-Mouse IgG-coated Nanotubes on the Complementary Antigen-Patterned Surfaces Via Biological Molecular Recognition”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 8930-8931, 2005.
  • I. A. Banerjee, L. Yu, M. Shima, T. Yoshino, H. Takeyama, T. Matsunaga and H. Matsui “Magnetic Nanotube Fabrication by Using Bacterial Magnetic Nanocrystals” Adv. Mater. 17, 1128-1131, 2005.
  • I. A. Banerjee, L.Yu, R. MacCuspie, H. Matsui. “Assembly of Peptide Nanotubes on Patterned Arrays using Nanolithography”. Nano Lett. 4 (12), 2437-2440, 2004.
  • Y. F. Chen, I. A. Banerjee, L. Yu, R. Djalali and H. Matsui. “Fabrication of Ferrocene Nanotubes and their Electric Field-Controlled Molecular Recognitions” Langmuir, 20(20), 8409-8413, 2004.
  • N. Nuraje, I. A. Banerjee, R. MacCuspie, L.Yu, H. Matsui “Biological Bottom-Up Assembly of Antibody Nanotubes on Patterned Antigen Arrays”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126 (26), 8088-8089, 2004.
  • L. Yu, I. A. Banerjee, M. Shima, K. Rajan, H. Matsui, “Size-Controlled Ni Nanocrystal Growth on Peptide Nanotubes and Their Magnetic Properties”, Adv. Mater. 16, 709-712, 2004.
  • L. Yu, I. A. Banerjee, H. Matsui “Incorporation of Sequenced Peptides on Nanotubes for Pt Coating: Smart Control of Nucleation and Morphology via Activation of Metal Binding Sites on Amino Acids”, J. Mater. Chem., 14, 739-743, 2004.
  • I. A. Banerjee, L.Yu, and H. Matsui “Cu Nanocrystal Growth on Peptide Nanotubes via Biomineralization: Size Control of Cu Nanocrystals by Tuning Peptide Conformation”. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA. 100 (25), 14678-14682, 2003.
  • L.Yu, I. A. Banerjee, and H. Matsui “Direct Growth of Shape-Controlled Nanocrystals on Nanotubes via Biological Recognition”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 14837-14840, 2003.
  • I. A. Banerjee, L. Yu, and H. Matsui “Application of Host-Guest Chemistry in Nanotube based Device Fabrication-Photochemically Controlled Azobenzene coated Nanotubes-Attachment and Detachment via Molecular Recognition”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125(32), 9542-9543, 2003.
  • I. A. Banerjee, L. Yu, and H. Matsui “Location-Specific Biological Functionalization on Nanotubes: Attachment of Proteins at the Ends of Nanotubes Using Au Nanocrystal Masks” Nano Lett. 3(3), 283-287, 2003.
  • I. A. Banerjee, G. A. Epling, N. K. Modukuru. "Protein-Enhanced Photoreactivity – “Dye Promoted Polymerization of Acrylates". Eur. Polym. J. 38(12), 2383-2391, 2002.
  • J. D. Pitts, A. R. Howell, R. Taboada, I. Banerjee, J. Wang, S. L. Goodman and P. J. Campagnola. “New Photoactivators for Multi-Photon Excited 3 Dimensional Sub-Micron Cross-linking of Proteins”. Photochem. Photobiol. B, 76(2), 135-144, 2002.

Mentored Student Accomplishments:

  • Outstanding Poster Presentation award in Chemistry - Niyasha Wijedasa at the 73rd Eastern Colleges Science Conference, 2019.
  • Honorable Mention for research presentation at the 2019 Columbia University Undergraduate Research Symposium. - Niysaha Wijedasa.
  • Poster selected for presentation at SCI-MIX (Colloids and Surfaces Division), at the 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2018) – with undergraduate student Mindy Hugo.
  • NIH T-32-GM8353-26, Cellular Biotechnology Training Program, awarded in 2017 to past student Steven Romanelli at his graduate program (at U. Mich)
  • Best Overall Science Presentation: Fordham University 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Steven Romanelli (2016)
  • Poster entitled "Multilayered Peptide-based Biocomposites for Potential Bone Tissue Regeneration             Applications" was awarded “Superior Presentation Medal” at the Sigma χi International Conference. The poster was presented by undergraduate student researcher, Steven Romanelli (2014).
  • Poster selected for presentation at SCI-MIX (Analytical Chemistry Division) at the 247th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, TX (2014) – with undergraduate students Guliano Picchini, Grant Knoll & Steven Romanelli
  • Undergraduate Research student (S. Romanelli) was awarded of “Certificate of Excellence” for Oral presentation at the 68th Eastern Colleges Science Conference (2014).
  • NSF-GRFP awarded to past student Stacey Barnaby during her graduate research at Northwestern University (2013).
  • Three undergraduate research students (Nako Nakatsuka, Stephen Frayne and Nazmul Sarker) were awarded “Certificates of Excellence” for their respective research presentations (Oral) at the 66th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (2012).
  • Biophysical Society Student Travel Award Grant, (Awarded to Undergraduate Student: Nazmul Sarker (2012)
  • Biophysical Society Student Travel Award Grant, (Awarded to Undergraduate Student: Stacey Barnaby (2011)
  • Poster presented by undergraduate student Stacey Barnaby at the 241st ACS National Meeting entitled “Formation of metal ion complexes with plant phytohormones and green synthesis of nanoparticles for cellular detection” received “Best Poster award” in the Colloids and Surfaces Division (2011)
  • Poster presented at the 64th Eastern Colleges Science Conference was awarded “Excellence in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Division”, Undergraduate Research Student presenter: Stacey Barnaby (2011)
  • Paper presented at the 237th ACS National Meeting was awarded the WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award Grant for undergraduate research student Karen Johnson for presentation at the ACS National Meeting at Salt Lake City, Utah (She was the only undergraduate student out of 6 women that included graduate students and postdoctoral associates) (2009)
  • NSF-GRFP awarded to past student Christine Schwall for her graduate work at University of Connecticut (2009).
  • Mirage Foundation Fellowship awarded to Marsiyana Henricus for pursuing graduate research at Oxford University, England (2008)
  • Undergraduate Research Student Rose Spear awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue Graduate Research at Cambridge University, England (2006)