LaJeunesse, Dennis

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Analysis of mitochondria morphology dynamics during adipogenesis 2007 3427 "There is great concern with an increase in the number of Americans who are overweight and obese. Fat cells or adipocytes play a central role in obesity. These cells are metabolically active and play a fundamental role in energy allocation and storag...
The Lettuce Head Cells of the SCANS region of the Drosophila larval midgut are required for larval midgut peristalsis. 2008 2239 The alimentary canal of the Drosophila larva is essential for survival of the organism. The gut tube is an intricate network of tissues interacting with the parasympathetic nervous system. The midgut, the region of the Drosophila gut that has the la...
High resolution visualization and characterization of cell surface adhesion protein in three-dimensional nanoscale interphases 2018 103 This dissertation studies microbial adhesion to surfaces using high magnification scanning particle beam microscopy. To study the interaction with the wings of cicada insects as our main surface of interest, the microbial model Saccharomyces cerevisi...
Synthesis and characterization of bacterial cellulose towards osteogenic differentiation of stem cells 2019 80 The extracellular matrix provides physical support and functional microenvironment in which cells exist for healthy tissue formation and maintenance. This dynamic interplay between the extracellular matrix and cells have significant effect on cellula...
Chitin nanofiber alignment: optical and quantitative analysis 2014 3241 Polymers are an important material in modern life. Most of our modern world is made of polymeric materials. When we think of polymers, the synthetic plastics we use on a regular basis typically come to mind, but not all polymers are synthetics. The n...
At the interface: biotic-abiotic interactions between substrates and a model epithelium 2015 780 The need for determining the fundamental mechanisms that define the interaction of biological systems with underlying materials, both natural and synthetic, is important as humanity endeavors to improve the quality of life of individuals through tech...
Microbial interactions with nanoscale features 2019 339 Bacteria and other microbes interact with their environment through nanoscale mechanical and chemical processes. Understanding these interactions is critical for controlling bacteria, both in preventing biofilm formation and in using these interactio...
Bio-mimetic multimodal nanostructured surfaces fabricated with self-assembling biopolymer and its applications 2017 349 Nanotechnology will revolutionize the industrial world in 21st century. Almost every country has invested in research to unfold the mysteries of nanomaterials and for their applications. A major driving force of nanomaterial research is through the i...
Developmental characteristics of a novel cell type in the larval midgut of Drosophila melanogaster 2011 5770 In the Drosophila larval midgut, the development pathways associated with the specialized cell types found in the middle midgut region have been well characterized. In this region determination between the cell types is dependent on ...
Study of nanoscale structural biology using advanced particle beam microscopy 2015 1480 This work investigates developmental and structural biology at the nanoscale using current advancements in particle beam microscopy. Typically the examination of micro- and nanoscale features is performed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), but...
A bioinspired approach to the generation of novel antimicrobial materials 2016 1004 Advancements in particle beam microscopy have allowed scientists to discover a wealth of surface architectures with nanoscale dimensions, many of which endow the surfaces with fascinating properties. Investigations of such surfaces have revealed some...
Tackling drug resistant pathogenic fungi through antimicrobial nanostructured surfaces 2020 66 Candida albicans is a common member of the human gut, skin and mucosal microbiomes. Systemic C. albicans infections are of special concern for immunocompromised patients such transplant recipients and AIDS patients. Drug resistant strains of C. albic...