Anna J. Simon’s Publications

1. Simon A.J.,* Zhou Y.,* Ramasubramani V., Glaser J., Pothukuchy A., Gollihar J., Gerberich J., Leggere J., Morrow B.R., Jung C., Glotzer S.C., Taylor D.W., Ellington A.D. (2019). Supercharging enables organized assembly of synthetic biomolecules. Nat. Chem. 11, 204-212.

2. Simon A.J., Morrow B.R., Ellington, A.D. (2018). Retroelement-based genome editing and evolution. ACS Synth. Biol., 77, 2600-2611.

3. Simon A.J., Walls-Smith L.T., Plaxco K.W. (2018). Exploiting the conformational-selection mechanism to control the response kinetics of a synthetic hydrogel. Analyst 143, 2531-2583.

4. Simon A.J., Walls-Smith L.T., Freddi M.J., Fong F.Y., Gubala V., Plaxco K.W. (2017). Simultaneous measurement of the dissolution kinetics of responsive DNA hydrogels at multiple length scales. ACS Nano 11, 461-468.

5. Ricci F., Vallée-Bélisle A., Simon, A.J., Porchetta A., Plaxco K.W. (2016). Using nature’s “tricks” to rationally tune the binding properties of biomolecular receptors. Acc. Chem. Res. 9, 1884-1892.

6. Simon A.J., Ellington A.D. (2016). Recent advances in synthetic biosafety. F1000 Reviews, 5-2118.

7. Mao X., Simon A.J., Pei H., Shi J., Li J., Huang Q., Plaxco K.W., Fan C. (2016). Activity modulation and allosteric control of a scaffolded DNAzyme using a dynamic DNA nanostructure. Chem. Sci. 7, 1200-1204.

8. Watkins H.M., Simon A.J., Sosnick T.R., Lipman E.A., Hjelm R., Plaxco K.W. (2015). A random coil negative control reproduces the discrepancy between scattering and FRET-based experiments of denatured protein dimensions. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112, 6631-6636

9. Simon A.J., Vallée-Bélisle A., Ricci F., Watkins H.M., Plaxco K.W. (2014). Intrinsic disorder as a generalizable strategy for the rational design of highly responsive, allosterically cooperative receptors. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, 15048–15053.

10. Simon A.J., Vallée-Bélisle A., Ricci F., Watkins H.M., Plaxco K.W. (2014). Using the population-shift mechanism to rationally introduce “Hill-type” cooperativity into a normally non-cooperative receptor. Angew. Chemie 53, 9471-9475.

11. Watkins H.M., Simon A.J., Ricci F., Plaxco K.W. (2014). Packing density effects on the folding thermodynamics of a surface-tethered biopolymer: an experimental study of folding in an ultra-crowded regime. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 8923-7.

12. Swasey S.M., Karimova N., Aikens C.M., Schultz D.E., Simon A.J., Gwinn E.G. (2014). Chiral electronic transitions in fluorescent silver clusters stabilized by DNA. ACS Nano 8, 6883-6892.

13. Mao X., Wei M., Zhu C., Lu J., Gao J., Simon A.J., Shi J., Huang Q., Fan C. (2013). Real time in vitro regulation of DNA methylation using a 5-fluorouical conjugated DNA-based stimuli-responsive platform. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter., 5, 2604–2609.

14. Barbero R., Carnelli L., Simon A., Kao A., d’Arminio Monforte A., Ricco M., Bianchi D., Belcher A.M. (2013). Engineered yeast for enhanced CO2 mineralization. Energy and Environmental Science, 6, 660-674.