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Fanyi Li, Clara Levinson, Vinh X. Truong, Lee Ann Laurent-Applegate, Katharina Maniura-Weber, Helmut Thissen, John S. Forsythe, Marcy Zenobi-Wong & Jessica E. Frith, ‘Microencapsulation improves chondrogenesis in vitro and cartilaginous matrix stability in vivo compared to bulk encapsulation’, Biomaterials Science 8 (6), 1711-1725 (2020)

J. Carthew, I. Donderwinkel, S. Shrestha, V.X. Truong, J.S. Forsythe & J.E. Frith, ‘In situ miRNA delivery from a hydrogel promotes osteogenesis of encapsulated mesenchymal stromal cells’, Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 101, pp. 249– 261 (2020)

Ashley N Dalrymple, Mario Huynh, Ulises Aregueta Robles, Jason B Marroquin, Curtis D Lee, Artin Petrossians, John J Whalen, Dan Li, Helena C Parkington, John S Forsythe, Rylie A Green & Laura A Poole-Warren et al. ‘Electrochemical and mechanical performance of reduced graphene oxide, conductive hydrogel, and electrodeposited Pt–Ir coated electrodes: an active in vitro study’, Journal of Neural Engineering, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 016015 (2020)

Andrew Hong, Marie-Isabel Aguilar, Mark P. Del Borgo, Christopher G. Sobey, Brad R. S. Broughton & John S. Forsythe 2019, ‘Self-assembling injectable peptide hydrogels for emerging treatment of ischemic stroke’, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 7, no. 25, pp. 3927–3943 (2019)

Sepideh Motamed, Mark P. Del Borgo, Kun Zhou, Ketav Kulkarni, Peter J. Crack, Tobias D. Merson, Marie-Isabel Aguilar, David I. Finkelstein & John S. Forsythe 2019, ‘Migration and Differentiation of Neural Stem Cells Diverted From the Subventricular Zone by an Injectable Self-Assembling β-Peptide Hydrogel’, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, vol. 7, (2019)

Truong, Vinh X., Fanyi Li & Forsythe, John S. "Visible Light Activation of Nucleophilic Thiol-X Addition via Thioether Bimane Photocleavage for Polymer Cross-Linking", Biomacromolecules, 19 (11), 4277-4285 (2018)

Fanyi Li, Truong, Vinh X., Philipp Fisch, Clara Levinson, Veronica Glattauer, Marcy Zenobi-Wong, Helmut Thissen, Forsythe, John S. & Frith, Jessica E., ‘Cartilage tissue formation through assembly of microgels containing mesenchymal stem cells’, Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 77, pp. 48–62, (2018)

V.X. Truong, F. Li, F. Ercole, J.S. Forsythe, "Wavelength-Selective Coupling and Decoupling of Polymer Chains via Reversible [2 + 2] Photocycloaddition of Styrylpyrene for Construction of Cytocompatible Photodynamic Hydrogels", ACS Macro Letters, 7, 464-469 (2018)

J.B. Marroquin, H.A. Coleman, M.A. Tonta, K. Zhou, B. Winther-Jensen, J. Fallon, N.W. Duffy, E. Yan, A.A. Abdulwahid, J.J. Jasieniak, J.S. Forsythe, H.C. Parkington, “Neural Electrodes Based on 3D Organic Electroactive Microfibers”, Adv. Funct. Mater, 28, 1700927 (2018).

J. Carthew, J.E. Frith, J.S. Forsythe, V.X. Truong, “Polyethylene glycol-gelatin hydrogels with tuneable stiffness prepared by horseradish peroxidase-activated tetrazine-norbornene ligation”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6, 1394-1401 (2018)

V.X. Truong, F. Li, J.S. Forsythe, “Versatile bioorthogonal hydrogel platform by catalyst-free visible light initiated photodimerization of anthracene”, ACS Macro Letters, 6, 657-662 (2017).

V.X. Truong, F. Li, F. Ercole, J.S. Forsythe, “Visible-light-mediated cleavage of polymer chains under physiological conditions via quinone photoreduction and trimethyl lock”, Chem. Commun., 53, 12076-12079 (2017).

V.X. Truong, F. Li, J.S. Forsythe, “Photolabile hydrogels responsive to broad spectrum visible light for selective cell release”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(38), 32441-21445 (2017).

Y Shi, D.J. Menzies, K.M. Tsang, M.P. Del Borgo, C.D. Easton, M.I. Aguilar, P. Perlmutter, V.X. Truong, J.S. Forsythe, “A versatile and rapid coating method via a combination of plasma polymerization and surface-initiated SET-LRP for the fabrication of low-fouling surfaces”, J. Polym. Sci. A, 55(15), 2527 (2017).

V.X. Truong, K.M. Tsang, F. Ercole, J.S. Forsythe, “Red light activation of tetrazine-norbornene conjugation for bioorthogonal polymer crosslinking across tissue”, Chemistry of Materials 29 (8), 3678-3685 (2017)

F. Li, V.X. Truong, H. Thissen, J. Frith, J.S. Forsythe, “Microfluidic encapsulation of human mesenchymal stem cells for articular cartilage tissue regeneration”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9, 8589-8601 (2017).

V.X. Truong, K.M. Tsang, J.S. Forsythe, “Non-Swelling Click-Crosslinked Gelatin and PEG Hydrogels with Tunable Properties Using Pluronic Linkers”, Biomacromolecules, 18 (3), 757-766 (2017).

A.E. Rodda, F. Ercole, V. Glattauer, D.R. Nisbet, A.P. Dove, K Healy, L. Meagher, J.S. Forsythe, “Controlling integrin-based adhesion to a degradable electrospun fibre scaffold via SI-ATRP”, J. Mater. Chem. B, 4, 7314-7322 (2016).

S. Das, K Zhou, D Ghosh, NN Jha, PK Singh, RS Jacob, CC Bernard, D.I. Finkelstein, J.S. Forsythe, S.K. Maji, “Implantable amyloid hydrogels for promoting stem cell differentiation to neurons”, NPG Asia Materials, 8, e304 (2016).

V.X. Truong, M. Hun, F. Li, A.P. Chidgey, JS Forsythe, “In situ-forming click-crosslinked gelatin based hydrogels for 3D culture of thymic epithelial cells”, Biomaterials Science 4, 1123-1131 (2016).


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P. Chen, Rodda, A. E., Parkington, H. C. & Forsythe, J. S. ‘Electrospun scaffolds for neural tissue engineering’ in Tamer Uyar & Erich Kny (eds.), Electrospun Materials for Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Applications, Woodhead Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, pp. 299–320 (2017)

Deniece Fon, Nisbet, David Russell, Thouas, George Anthony, Wei Shen & Forsythe, John Stanley ‘Tissue Engineering of Organs: Brain Tissues’ in Norbert Pallua & Suscheck, Christoph V (eds.), Tissue Engineering: From Lab to Clinic, Springer, pp. 457 – 492 (2011)

J.T.S. Pettikiriarachchi, C.L. Parish, D.R. Nisbet & J.S. Forsythe, Architectural and Surface Modification of Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering in Nanotechnologies for Life Sciences, Vol 10, Ed: C. Kumar, Wiley, (2010)

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