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Jennifer L. West, Principal Investigator


  1. Saik, JE, McHale, MK, West, JL, “Biofunctional Materials for Directing Vascular Development.” Curr Vasc Pharmacol, 2012, PMID: 22239635.
  2. West JL. “Protein-patterned hydrogels: Customized cell microenvironments.” Nat Mater. 2011 Sep 23; 10(10):727-9. PMID: 21941268.
  3. Bahney CS, Lujan TJ, Hsu CW, Bottlang M, West JL, Johnstone B. “Visible light photoinitiation of mesenchymal stem cell-laden bioresponsive hydrogels.” Eur Cell Mater. 2011 Jul 15; 22:43-55; discussion 55. PMID: 21761391.
  4. Saik JE, Gould DJ, Keswani AH, Dickinson ME, West JL. “Biomimetic Hydrogels with Immobilized EphrinA1 for Therapeutic Angiogenesis.” Biomacromolecules. 2011 Jul 11. PMID: 2163915.
  5. Franco CL, Price J, West JL. “Development and optimization of a dual-photoinitiator, emulsion-based technique for rapid generation of cell-laden hydrogel microspheres.” Acta Biomater. 2011 Jun 13. PMID: 21704198.
  6. Taite LJ, West JL. “Sustained Delivery of Nitric Oxide from Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogels Enhances Endothelialization in a Rat Carotid Balloon Injury Model.” Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. 2011 Jun; 2(2):113-23.
  7. Slater JH, Miller JS, Yu SS, West JL. “Fabrication of Multifaceted Micropatterned Surfaces with Laser Scanning Lithography.” Advanced Functional Materials. 2011 May 31; 21.
  8. Leslie-Barbick JE, Saik JE, Gould DJ, Dickinson ME, West JL. “The promotion of microvasculature formation in poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate hydrogels by an immobilized VEGF-mimetic peptide.” Biomaterials. 2011 May 23. PMID: 21612821.
  9. Stephens-Altus JS, Sundelacruz P, Rowland ML, West JL. “Development of bioactive photocrosslinkable fibrous hydrogels.” J Biomed Mater Res A. 2011 May 04. PMID: 21548066.
  10. Hsu CW, Olabisi RM, Olmsted-Davis EA, Davis AR, West JL. “Cathepsin K-sensitive poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels for degradation in response to bone resorption.” J Biomed Mater Res A. 2011 Apr 26. PMID: 21523904.
  11. Strong LE, West JL. “Thermally responsive polymer-nanoparticle composites for biomedical applications.” Wiley Interdiscip Rev Nanomed Nanobiotechnol. 2011 Mar 07. PMID: 21384563.
  12. Lazard Z, Heggeness M, Hipp J, Sonnet C, Fuentes A, Nistal R, Davis AR, Olabisi R, West JL, Olmsted-Davis E. “Cell based gene therapy for repair of critical size defects in the rat fibula.” J Cell Biochem. 2011 Feb 22. PMID: 21344484.
  13. Durst CA, Cuchiara MP, Mansfield EG, West JL, Grande-Allen KJ. “Flexural Characterization of Cell Encapsulated PEGDA Hydrogels with Applications for Tissue Engineered Heart Valves.” Acta Biomater. 2011 Feb 14. PMID:21329770.
  14. Bahney CS, Hsu CW, Yoo JU, West JL, Johnstone B. “A bioresponsive hydrogel tuned to chondrogenesis of human mesenchymal stem cells.” FASEB J. 2011 Feb 03. PMID: 21282205.
  15. Olabisi RM, Lazard Z, Heggeness MH, Moran KM, Hipp JA, Dewan AK, Davis AR, West JL, Olmsted-Davis EA. “An injectable method for noninvasive spine fusion.” Spine J. 2011 Feb 01. PMID: 21292563.
  16. Kennedy LC, Bickford LR, Lewinski NA, Coughlin AJ, Hu Y, Day ES, West JL, Drezek RA. “A New Era for Cancer Treatment: Gold-Nanoparticle-Mediated Thermal Therapies.” Small. 2010 Dec 14. PMID: 21157794.
  17. Day ES, Thompson PA, Zhang L, Lewinski NA, Ahmed N, Drezek RA, Blaney SM, West JL. “Nanoshell-mediated photothermal therapy improves survival in a murine glioma model.” J Neurooncol. 2010 Nov 26. PMID: 21110217.
  18. Leslie-Barbick JE, Shen C, Chen C, West JL. “Micron-Scale Spatially Patterned, Covalently Immobilized Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor on Hydrogels Accelerates Endothelial Tubulogenesis and Increases Cellular Angiogenic Responses.” Tissue Eng Part A. 2010 Oct 07. PMID: 20712418.
  19. Olabisi RM, Lazard ZW, Franco CL, Hall MA, Kwon SK, Sevick-Muraca EM, Hipp JA, Davis AR, Olmsted-Davis EA, West JL. “Hydrogel Microsphere Encapsulation of a Cell-Based Gene Therapy System Increases Cell Survival of Injected Cells, Transgene Expression, and Bone Volume in a Model of Heterotopic Ossification.” Tissue Eng Part A. 2010 Sep 01. PMID: 20673027.
  20. Saik JE, Gould DJ, Watkins EM, Dickinson ME, West JL. “Covalently immobilized platelet-derived growth factor-BB promotes angiogenesis in biomimetic poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels.” Acta Biomater. 2010 Aug 27. PMID:20801242.
  21. Stephens EH, Durst CA, West JL, Grande-Allen KJ. “Mitral valvular interstitial cell responses to substrate stiffness depend on age and anatomic region.” Acta Biomater. 2010 Jul 17. PMID: 20624493.
  22. Cuchiara MP, Allen AC, Chen TM, Miller JS, West JL. “Multilayer microfluidic PEGDA hydrogels.” Biomaterials. 2010 Jul; 31(21):5491-7. PMID: 20447685.
  23. Moon JJ, Saik JE, Poché RA, Leslie-Barbick JE, Lee SH, Smith AA, Dickinson ME, West JL. “Biomimetic hydrogels with pro-angiogenic properties.” Biomaterials. 2010 May; 31(14):3840-7. PMID: 20185173.
  24. Poché RA, Saik JE, West JL, Dickinson ME. “The mouse cornea as a transplantation site for live imaging of engineered tissue constructs.” Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2010 Apr; 2010(4):pdb.prot5416. PMID: 20360370.
  25. Gobin AM, Watkins EM, Quevedo E, Colvin VL, West JL. “Near-infrared-resonant gold/gold sulfide nanoparticles as a photothermal cancer therapeutic agent.” Small. 2010 Mar 22; 6(6):745-52. PMID: 20183810.
  26. Nemir S, Hayenga HN, West JL. “PEGDA hydrogels with patterned elasticity: Novel tools for the study of cell response to substrate rigidity.” Biotechnol Bioeng. 2010 Feb 15; 105(3):636-44. PMID: 19816965.
  27. Nemir S, West JL. “Synthetic materials in the study of cell response to substrate rigidity.” Ann Biomed Eng. 2010 Jan; 38(1):2-20. PMID: 19816774.
  28. Day ES, Bickford LR, Slater JH, Riggall NS, Drezek RA, West JL. “Antibody-conjugated gold-gold sulfide nanoparticles as multifunctional agents for imaging and therapy of breast cancer.” Int J Nanomedicine. 2010; 5:445-54. PMID:20957166.
  29. Morton JG, Day ES, Halas NJ, West JL. “Nanoshells for photothermal cancer therapy.” Methods Mol Biol. 2010; 624:101-17. PMID: 20217591.
  30. Hoffmann JC, West JL. “Three-dimensional photolithographic patterning of multiple bioactive ligands in poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels.” Soft Matter. 2010; 6:5056-63.
  31. Rostro-Kohanloo BC, Bickford LR, Payne CM, Day ES, Anderson LJE, Zhong M, Lee S, Mayer KM, Zal T, Adam L, Dinney CPN, Drezek RA, West JL, Hafner JH. “The stabilization and targeting of surfactant-synthesized gold nanorods.” Nanotechnology. 2009 Oct 02; 20(43). PMID: 19801751
  32. Poché RA, Larina IV, Scott ML, Saik JE, West JL, Dickinson ME. “The Flk1-myr::mCherry mouse as a useful reporter to characterize multiple aspects of ocular blood vessel development and disease.” Dev Dyn. 2009 Sep; 238(9):2318-26. PMID: 19253403.
  33. Day ES, Morton JG, West JL. “Nanoparticles for thermal cancer therapy.” J Biomech Eng. 2009 Jul; 131(7):074001. PMID: 19640133.
  34. Leslie-Barbick JE, Moon JJ, West JL. “Covalently-immobilized vascular endothelial growth factor promotes endothelial cell tubulogenesis in poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate hydrogels.” J Biomater Sci Polym Ed. 2009; 20(12):1763-79. PMID: 19723440.
  35. Bikram M, West JL. “Thermo-responsive systems for controlled drug delivery.” Expert Opin Drug Deliv. 2008 Oct; 5(10):1077-91. PMID: 18817514.
  36. Moon JJ, Hahn MS, Kim I, Nsiah BA, West JL. “Micropatterning of Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Diacrylate Hydrogels with Biomolecules to Regulate and Guide Endothelial Morphogenesis.” Tissue Eng Part A. 2008 Sep 19. PMID: 18803481.
  37. Lee SH, Moon JJ, West JL. “Three-dimensional micropatterning of bioactive hydrogels via two-photon laser scanning photolithography for guided 3D cell migration.” Biomaterials. 2008 Apr 21. PMID: 18433863.
  38. Bellows CF, Jian W, McHale MK, Cardenas D, West JL, Lerner SP, Amiel GE. “Blood vessel matrix: a new alternative for abdominal wall reconstruction.” Hernia. 2008 Jan 31. PMID: 18235999.
  39. Bernardi RJ, Lowery AR, Thompson PA, Blaney SM, West JL. “Immunonanoshells for targeted photothermal ablation in medulloblastoma and glioma: an in vitro evaluation using human cell lines.” J Neurooncol. 2008 Jan; 86(2):165-172. PMID: 17805488.
  40. Miller JS, West JL. “Biomimetic hydrogels to support and guide tissue formation.” A Chapter in Micro and Nanoengineering of the Cell Microenvironment, edited by Khademhosseini, Borenstein, Toner, Takayama. 2008:627 pages.
  41. Moon JJ, West JL. “Vascularization of engineered tissues: approaches to promote angio-genesis in biomaterials.” Curr Top Med Chem. 2008; 8(4):300-10. PMID: 18393893.
  42. Gobin AM, Moon JJ, West JL. “EphrinA I-targeted nanoshells for photothermal ablation of prostate cancer cells.” Int J Nanomedicine. 2008; 3(3):351-8. PMID: 18990944.
  43. Bikram M, Gobin AM, Whitmire RE, West JL. “Temperature-sensitive hydrogels with SiO2-Au nanoshells for controlled drug delivery.” J Control Release. 2007 Nov 20; 123(3):219-27. PMID: 17920154.
  44. Buxton AN, Zhu J, Marchant R, West JL, Yoo JU, Johnstone B. “Design and characterization of poly(ethylene glycol) photopolymerizable semi-interpenetrating networks for chondrogenesis of human mesenchymal stem cells.” Tissue Eng. 2007 Oct; 13(10):2549-60. PMID: 17655489.
  45. Lee SH, Moon JJ, Miller JS, West JL. “Poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels conjugated with a collagenase-sensitive fluorogenic substrate to visualize collagenase activity during three-dimensional cell migration.” Biomaterials. 2007 Jul; 28(20):3163-70. PMID: 17395258.
  46. Gobin AM, Lee MH, Halas NJ, James WD, Drezek RA, West JL. “Near-infrared resonant nanoshells for combined optical imaging and photothermal cancer therapy.” Nano Lett. 2007 Jul; 7(7):1929-34. PMID: 17550297.
  47. Bikram M, Fouletier-Dilling C, Hipp JA, Gannon F, Davis AR, Olmsted-Davis EA, West JL. “Endochondral Bone Formation from Hydrogel Carriers Loaded with BMP2-transduced Cells.” Ann Biomed Eng. 2007 May; 35(5):796-807. PMID: 17340196.
  48. Liu Tsang V, Chen AA, Cho LM, Jadin KD, Sah RL, DeLong S, West JL, Bhatia SN. “Fabrication of 3D hepatic tissues by additive photopatterning of cellular hydrogels.” FASEB J. 2007 Mar; 21(3):790-801. PMID: 17197384.
  49. Gonzalez AL, El-Bjeirami W, West JL, McIntire LV, Smith CW. “Transendothelial migration enhances integrin-dependent human neutrophil chemokinesis.” J Leukoc Biol. 2007 Mar; 81(3):686-95. PMID: 17164427.
  50. Hahn MS, McHale MK, Wang E, Schmedlen RH, West JL. “Physiologic pulsatile flow bioreactor conditioning of poly(ethylene glycol)-based tissue engineered vascular grafts.” Ann Biomed Eng. 2007 Feb; 35(2):190-200. PMID:17180465.
  51. Moon JJ, Lee SH, West JL. “Synthetic biomimetic hydrogels incorporated with ephrin-A1 for therapeutic angiogenesis.”Biomacromolecules. 2007 Jan; 8(1):42-9. PMID: 17206786.
  52. James WD, Hirsch LR, West JL, O’Neal PD, Payne JD. “Application of INAA to the build-up and clearance of gold nanoshells in clinical studies in mice.” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 2007; 271(2):455-9.
  53. Taite LJ, Yang P, Jun HW, West JL. “Nitric oxide-releasing polyurethane-PEG copolymer containing the YIGSR peptide promotes endothelialization with decreased platelet adhesion.” J Biomed Mater Res Part B: Appl Biomater. 2008 Jan;84(1):108-16.
  54. Taite LJ, Rowland ML, Ruffino KA, Smith BR, Lawrence MB, West JL. “Bioactive hydrogel substrates: probing leukocyte receptor-ligand interactions in parallel plate flow chamber studies.” Ann Biomed Eng. 2006 Nov; 34(11):1705-11. PMID: 17031598.
  55. Hahn MS, Miller JS, West JL. “Three-dimensional biochemical and biomechanical patterning of hydrogels for guiding cell behavior.” Adv Mat. 2006 Oct; 18(20):2679-84.
  56. Taite LJ, West JL. “Poly(ethylene glycol)-lysine dendrimers for targeted delivery of nitric oxide.” J Biomater Sci Polymer Ed. 2006 Aug:Volume: 17, Issue: 10, Pages: 1159-72
  57. Lau YK, Gobin AM, West JL. “Overexpression of lysyl oxidase to increase matrix crosslinking and improve tissue strength in dermal wound healing.” Ann Biomed Eng. 2006 Aug; 34(8):1239-46. PMID: 16804742.
  58. Sayes CM, Wahi R, Kurian PA, Liu Y, West JL, Ausman KD, Warheit DB, Colvin VL. “Correlating nanoscale titania structure with toxicity: a cytotoxicity and inflammatory response study with human dermal fibroblasts and human lung epithelial cells.” Toxicol Sci. 2006 Jul; 92(1):174-85. PMID: 16613837.
  59. Lowery AR, Gobin AM, Day ES, Halas NJ, West JL. “Immunonanoshells for targeted photothermal ablation of tumor cells.” International Journal of Nanomedicine. 2006 May;1(2):149-54.
  60. Miller JS, Bethencourt MI, Hahn M, Lee TR, West JL. “Laser-scanning lithography (LSL) for the soft lithographic patterning of cell-adhesive self-assembled monolayers.” Biotechnol Bioeng. 2006 Apr 20; 93(6):1060-8. PMID:16444742.
  61. Hahn MS, Taite LJ, Moon JJ, Rowland MC, Ruffino KA, West JL. “Photolithographic patterning of polyethylene glycol hydrogels.” Biomaterials. 2006 Apr; 27(12):2519-24. PMID: 16375965.
  62. Sayes CM, Liang F, Hudson JL, Mendez J, Guo W, Beach JM, Moore VC, Doyle CD, West JL, Billups WE, Ausman KD, Colvin VL. “Functionalization density dependence of single-walled carbon nanotubes cytotoxicity in vitro.” Toxicol Lett. 2006 Feb 20; 161(2):135-42. PMID: 16229976.
  63. Elbjeirami WM, West JL. “Angiogenesis-like activity of endothelial cells co-cultured with VEGF-producing smooth muscle cells.” Tissue Eng. 2006 Feb; 12(2):381-90. PMID: 16548696.
  64. Hirsch LR, Gobin AM, Lowery AR, Tam F, Drezek RA, Halas NJ, West JL. “Metal nanoshells.” Ann Biomed Eng. 2006 Jan; 34(1):15-22. PMID: 16528617.
  65. Lowery AR, Gobin AM, Day ES, Halas NJ, West JL. “Immunonanoshells for targeted photothermal ablation of tumor cells.” Int J Nanomedicine. 2006; 1(2):149-54. PMID: 17722530.
  66. West JL. “”Nano-technologies for biomedical applications”.” Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2006; 1:nil19-20. PMID: 17945554.
  67. Hahn MS, Miller JS, West JL. “Laser scanning lithography for surface micropatterning on hydrogels.” Adv Mat. 2005 Dec 16; 17(24):2939-42.
  68. Delong SA, Gobin AS, West JL. “Covalent immobilization of RGDS on hydrogel surfaces to direct cell alignment and migration.” J Control Release. 2005 Dec 05; 109(1-3):139-48. PMID: 16290119.
  69. West JL, Drezek RA, Halas NJ. “Nanotechnology provides new tools for biomedical optics.” A chapter in Tissue Engineering and Artificial Organs. 2005 Dec; CRC Press:9 pages.
  70. Lipke EA, West JL. “Localized delivery of nitric oxide from hydrogels inhibits neointima formation in a rat carotid balloon injury model.” Acta Biomaterialia. 2005 Nov; 1(6):597-606.
  71. Lee SH, Miller JS, Moon JJ, West JL. “Proteolytically degradable hydrogels with a fluorogenic substrate for studies of cellular proteolytic activity and migration.” Biotechnol Prog. 2005 Nov-Dec; 21(6):1736-41. PMID: 16321059.
  72. Lin AW, Lewinski NA, West JL, Halas NJ, Drezek RA. “Optically tunable nanoparticle contrast agents for early cancer detection: model-based analysis of gold nanoshells.” J Biomed Opt. 2005 Nov-Dec; 10(6):64035. PMID: 16409100.
  73. Chang E, Miller JS, Sun J, Yu WW, Colvin VL, Drezek R, West JL. “Protease-activated quantum dot probes.” Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Sep 09; 334(4):1317-21. PMID: 16039606.
  74. Patel PN, Gobin AS, West JL, Patrick CW. “Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogel System Supports Preadipocyte Viability, Adhesion, and Proliferation.” Tissue Eng. 2005 Sep-Oct; 11(9-10):1498-505. PMID: 16259604.
  75. Gobin AM, O’neal DP, Watkins DM, Halas NJ, Drezek RA, West JL. “Near infrared laser-tissue welding using nanoshells as an exogenous absorber.” Lasers Surg Med. 2005 Jul 26. PMID: 16047329.
  76. Sayes CM, Gobin AM, Ausman KD, Mendez J, West JL, Colvin VL. “Nano-C(60) cytotoxicity is due to lipid peroxidation.” Biomaterials. 2005 Jul 07. PMID: 16005959.
  77. Jun HW, West JL. “Endothelialization of Microporous YIGSR/PEG-Modified Polyurethaneurea.” Tissue Eng. 2005 Jul-Aug; 11(7-8):1133-40. PMID: 16144449.
  78. DeLong SA, Moon JJ, West JL. “Covalently immobilized gradients of bFGF on hydrogel scaffolds for directed cell migration.” Biomaterials. 2005 Jun; 26(16):3227-34. PMID: 15603817.
  79. Sershen SR, Mensing GA, Ng M, Halas NJ, Beebe DJ, West JL. “Independent optical control of microfluidic valves formed from optomechanically responsive nanocomposite hydrogels.” Adv Mat. 2005 Jun; 17(11):1366-8.
  80. Loo C, Hirsch L, Lee MH, Chang E, West J, Halas N, Drezek R. “Gold nanoshell bioconjugates for molecular imaging in living cells.” Optics Letters. 2005 May 01; 30(9):1012-4.
  81. Bohl Masters KS, Lipke EA, Rice EEH, Liel MS, Myler HA, Zygourakis C, Tulis DA, West JL. “Nitric oxide-generating hydrogels inhibit neointima formation.” J Biomater Sci Polymer Ed. 2005 May; 16(5):659-672.
  82. Loo C, Lowery A, Halas N, West J, Drezek R. “Immunotargeted nanoshells for integrated cancer imaging and therapy.” Nano Letters. 2005 Apr 13; 5(4):709-11.
  83. Jun HW, Taite LJ, West JL. “Nitric oxide-producing polyurethanes.” Biomacromolecules. 2005 Mar-Apr; 6(2):838-44. PMID: 15762649.
  84. Jun HW, West JL. “Modification of polyurethaneurea with PEG and YIGSR peptide to enhance endothelialization without platelet adhesion.” J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2005 Jan 15; 72B(1):131-9. PMID: 15389489.
  85. Hirsch LR, Halas NJ, West JL. “Whole-blood immunoassay facilitated by gold nanoshell-conjugate antibodies.” Methods Mol Biol. 2005; 303:101-12. PMID: 15923678.
  86. Gonzalez AL, Gobin AS, West JL, McIntire LV, Smith CW. “Integrin interactions with immobilized peptides in polyethylene glycol diacrylate hydrogels.” Tissue Eng. 2004 Nov-Dec; 10(11-12):1775-86. PMID: 15684686.
  87. Sayes CM, Fortner JD, Lyon D, Boyd AM, Ausman KD, Guoh W, Tao YJ, Sitharaman B, Wilson LJ, West JL, Colvin VL. “The differential cytotoxicity of water-soluble fullerenes.” Nano Letters. 2004 Oct 13; 4(10):1881-7.
  88. O’Neal DP, Hirsch LR, Halas NJ, Payne JD, West JL. “Photo-thermal tumor ablation in mice using near infrared-absorbing nanoparticles.” Cancer Lett. 2004 Jun 25; 209(2):171-6. PMID: 15159019.
  89. Loo C, Lin A, Hirsch L, Lee MH, Barton J, Halas N, West J, Drezek R. “Nanoshell-enabled photonics-based imaging and therapy of cancer.” Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2004 Feb; 3(1):33-40. PMID: 14750891.
  90. Sershen SR, Bankson JR, Hazel JJ, Halas NJ, West JL. “Light-triggered protein release from hydrogel drug delivery systems.” Nature Materials. 2004.
  91. Jun HW, West J. “Development of a YIGSR-peptide-modified polyurethaneurea to enhance endothelialization.” J Biomater Sci Polym Ed. 2004; 15(1):73-94. PMID: 15027844.
  92. West JL. “Modification of materials with bioactive peptides.” Methods Mol Biol. 2004; 238:113-22. PMID: 14970442.
  93. West JL. “Biofunctional Polymers.” A chapter in Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering. 2004; Marcel Dekker:89-95.
  94. Hirsch LR, Stafford RJ, Bankson JA, Sershen SR, Rivera B, Price RE, Hazle JD, Halas NJ, West JL. “Nanoshell-mediated near-infrared thermal therapy of tumors under magnetic resonance guidance.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Nov 11; 100(23):13549-54. PMID: 14597719.
  95. Gobin AS, West JL. “Effects of epidermal growth factor on fibroblast migration through biomimetic hydrogels.” Biotechnol Prog. 2003 Nov-Dec; 19(6):1781-5. PMID: 14656156.
  96. West JL. “Drug delivery: pulsed polymers.” Nat Mater. 2003 Nov; 2(11):709-10. PMID: 14593392.
  97. Gobin AS, West JL. “Val-ala-pro-gly, an elastin-derived non-integrin ligand: smooth muscle cell adhesion and specificity.” J Biomed Mater Res. 2003 Oct 01; 67A(1):255-9. PMID: 14517884.
  98. Schmedlen RH, Elbjeirami WM, Gobin AS, West JL. “Tissue engineered small-diameter vascular grafts.” Clin Plast Surg. 2003 Oct; 30(4):507-17. PMID: 14621299.
  99. Elbjeirami WM, Yonter EO, Starcher BC, West JL. “Enhancing mechanical properties of tissue-engineered constructs via lysyl oxidase crosslinking activity.” J Biomed Mater Res. 2003 Sep 01; 66A(3):513-21. PMID: 12918034.
  100. Hirsch LR, Jackson JB, Lee A, Halas NJ, West JL. “A whole blood immunoassay using gold nanoshells.” Anal Chem. 2003 May 15; 75(10):2377-81. PMID: 12918980.
  101. Brongersma ML. “Nanoscale photonics: Nanoshells: gifts in a gold wrapper.” Nat Mater. 2003 May; 2(5):296-7. PMID:12728232.
  102. Jackson JB, Westcott SL, Hirsch LR, West JL, Halas NJ. “Controlling the surface enhanced Raman effect via the nanoshell geometry.” Appl Phys Lett. 2003 Jan 13; 82(2):257-9.
  103. Drezek R, West J, Halas N. “Optical technologies for functional and molecular imaging of the breast.” Breast Diseases. 2003; 14:18-20.
  104. West JL, Halas NJ. “Engineered nanomaterials for biophotonics applications: improving sensing, imaging, and therapeutics.” Annu Rev Biomed Eng. 2003; 5:285-92. PMID: 14527314.
  105. Drezek R, West J, Halas N. “Emerging optical technologies for breast cancer imaging.” A chapter in Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Disease, edited by Singletary E, Robb G, Hortobagyi G. 2003; BC Decker Inc.
  106. Sershen S, West J. “Implantable, polymeric systems for modulated drug delivery.” Adv Drug Del Rev. 2002 Nov 05; 54(9):1225-35.
  107. Nguyen KT, West JL. “Photopolymerizable hydrogels for tissue engineering applications.” Biomaterials. 2002 Nov; 23(22):4307-14. PMID: 12219820.
  108. Schmedlen RH, Masters KS, West JL. “Photocrosslinkable polyvinyl alcohol hydrogels that can be modified with cell adhesion peptides for use in tissue engineering.” Biomaterials. 2002 Nov; 23(22):4325-32. PMID: 12219822.
  109. Masters KS, Leibovich SJ, Belem P, West JL, Poole-Warren LA. “Effects of nitric oxide releasing poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogel dressings on dermal wound healing in diabetic mice.” Wound Repair Regen. 2002 Sep-Oct; 10(5):286-94. PMID: 12406164.
  110. Masters KS, West JL. “Pharmacologically active biomaterials.” A chapter in Biomimetic Materials and Design: Biointerfacial Strategies, Tissue Engineering, and Targeted Drug Delivery, edited by Dillow A, Lowman AM, Hudgins KA. 2002 Aug; Marcel Dekker.
  111. Sershen SR, Westcott SL, Halas NJ, West JL. “Independent optically addressable nanoparticle-polymer optomechanical composites.” Appl Phys Lett. 2002 Jun 17; 80(24):4609-11.
  112. Myler HA, West JL. “Heparanase and platelet factor-4 induce smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration via bFGF release from the ECM.” J Biochem (Tokyo). 2002 Jun; 131(6):913-22. PMID: 12038989.
  113. Gobin AS, West JL. “Cell migration through defined, synthetic ECM analogs.” FASEB J. 2002 May; 16(7):751-3. PMID:11923220.
  114. Mann BK, West JL. “Cell adhesion peptides alter smooth muscle cell adhesion, proliferation, migration, and matrix protein synthesis on modified surfaces and in polymer scaffolds.” J Biomed Mater Res. 2002 Apr; 60(1):86-93. PMID:11835163.
  115. Tulis DA, Bohl Masters KS, Lipke EA, Schiesser RL, Evans AJ, Peyton KJ, Durante W, West JL, Schafer AI. “YC-1-mediated vascular protection through inhibition of smooth muscle cell proliferation and platelet function.” Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2002 Mar 08; 291(4):1014-21. PMID: 11866467.
  116. Mann BK, Gobin AS, Tsai AT, Schmedlen RH, West JL. “Smooth muscle cell growth in photopolymerized hydrogels with cell adhesive and proteolytically degradable domains: synthetic ECM analogs for tissue engineering.” Biomaterials. 2001 Nov; 22(22):3045-51. PMID: 11575479.
  117. Sershen SR, Westcott SL, West JL, Halas NJ. “An opto-mechanical nanoshell-polymer composite.” Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics. 2001 Sep; 73(4):379-381.
  118. Mann BK, West JL. “Tissue engineering in the cardiovascular system: progress toward a tissue engineered heart.” Anat Rec. 2001 Aug 01; 263(4):367-71. PMID: 11500813.
  119. Mann BK, Schmedlen RH, West JL. “Tethered-TGF-beta increases extracellular matrix production of vascular smooth muscle cells.” Biomaterials. 2001 Mar; 22(5):439-44. PMID: 11214754.
  120. Bohl KS, West JL. “Nitric oxide-generating polymers reduce platelet adhesion and smooth muscle cell proliferation.” Biomaterials. 2000 Nov; 21(22):2273-8. PMID: 11026633.
  121. Sershen SR, Westcott SL, Halas NJ, West JL. “Temperature-sensitive polymer-nanoshell composites for photothermally modulated drug delivery.” J Biomed Mater Res. 2000 Sep 05; 51(3):293-8. PMID: 10880069.
  122. West JL, Halas NJ. “Applications of nanotechnology to biotechnology commentary.” Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2000 Apr; 11(2):215-7. PMID: 10753774.
  123. Mann BK, Tsai AT, Scott-Burden T, West JL. “Modification of surfaces with cell adhesion peptides alters extracellular matrix deposition.” Biomaterials. 1999 Dec; 20(23-24):2281-6. PMID: 10614934.
  124. Suggs LJ, West JL, Mikos AG. “Platelet adhesion on a bioresorbable poly(propylene fumarate-co-ethylene glycol) copolymer.” Biomaterials. 1999 Apr; 20(7):683-90. PMID: 10208411.
  125. West JL, Hubbell JA. “Polymeric biomaterials with degradation sites for proteases involved in cell migration.” Macromolecules. 1999 Jan 12; 32(1):241-4.
  126. West JL. “Wound Healing.” In Frontiers in Tissue Engineering, edited by Patrick C, Mikos AG, McIntire LV. 1998 Nov 01; Elsevier.
  127. West JL. “In situ formation of polymer matrices for localized drug delivery.” A chapter in Therapeutic Protein and Peptide Formulation and Delivery, edited by Sharokh Z, Sluzky V, Cleland JL, Shire SJ, Randolph TW. 1997 Jun; ACS Press.
  128. West JL, Hubbell JA. “Bioactive Polymers.” A chapter in Synthetic Biodegradable Polymer Scaffolds, edited by Atala A, Langer RS, Mooney DJ, Vacanti JP. 1996 Dec; Birkhauser.
  129. West JL, Hubbell JA. “Separation of the arterial wall from blood contact using hydrogel barriers reduces intimal thickening after balloon injury in the rat: the roles of medial and luminal factors in arterial healing.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1996 Nov 12; 93(23):13188-93. PMID: 8917566.
  130. West JL. “Polymers for the management of wound healing.” Trends Poly Sci. 1996 Jul; 4(7):206-8.
  131. West JL, Chowdhury SM, Sawhney AS, Pathak CP, Dunn RC, Hubbell JA. “Efficacy of adhesion barriers. Resorbable hydrogel, oxidized regenerated cellulose and hyaluronic acid.” J Reprod Med. 1996 Mar; 41(3):149-54. PMID:8778411.
  132. Hill-West JL, Dunn RC, Hubbell JA. “Local release of fibrinolytic agents for adhesion prevention.” J Surg Res. 1995 Dec; 59(6):759-63. PMID: 8538178.
  133. West JL, Hubbell JA. “Comparison of covalently and physically cross-linked polyethylene glycol-based hydrogels for the prevention of postoperative adhesions in a rat model.” Biomaterials. 1995 Oct; 16(15):1153-6. PMID: 8562791.
  134. West JL, Hubbell JA. “Photopolymerized hydrogel materials for drug delivery applications.” Reactive Polymers. 1995 Jun; 25(2-3):139-47.
  135. Hill-West JL, Chowdhury SM, Dunn RC, Hubbell JA. “Efficacy of a resorbable hydrogel barrier, oxidized regenerated cellulose, and hyaluronic acid in the prevention of ovarian adhesions in a rabbit model.” FertilSteril. 1994 Sep; 62(3):630-4. PMID: 8062961.
  136. Hill-West JL, Chowdhury SM, Slepian MJ, Hubbell JA. “Inhibition of thrombosis and intimal thickening by in situ photopolymerization of thin hydrogel barriers.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1994 Jun 21; 91(13):5967-71. PMID:8016098.
  137. Hill-West JL, Chowdhury SM, Sawhney AS, Pathak CP, Dunn RC, Hubbell JA. “Prevention of postoperative adhesions in the rat by in situ photopolymerization of bioresorbable hydrogel barriers.” Obstet Gynecol. 1994 Jan; 83(1):59-64. PMID: 8272310.
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  139. D’Emanuele A, Kost J, Hill JL, Langer R. “An investigation of the effects of ultrasound on degradable polyanhydride matrices.” Macromolecules. 1992 Mar 01; 25(2):511-5.