Journal Publications of QBM-Funded Students

(NOTE: publications involving all our students working on QBM-related fields, whether they receive CREATE funding or not, can be found on the investigators' homepages). 

Principal Research Groups

Hanan Anis

  1. Hussein E. Kotb, Mohamed A. Abdelalim, Katherine J. Bock, and Hanan Anis, “Peak power optimization of optical pulses using low-doped gain-medium in femtosecond fiber laser,” Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 31, Issue 13, pp. 2230-2236 (2013).

  2. B. Smith, Majid Naji, S. Murugkar, Craig Brideau, Peter K. Stys, and Hanan Anis, “Miniaturized, fibre delivered, multimodal CARS exoscope,” Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 17161-17175 (2013).

  3. S. Murugkar, B. Smith, P. Srivastava, Adrian Moica, Majid Naji, Craig Brideau, Peter K. Stys, and Hanan Anis, “Miniaturaized multimodal CARS microscope based on MEMS scanning and a single laser source,” Optics express, Vol.18, Issue 23, pp.23796-23804 (2010).

  4. Altaf Khetani, Jason Riordon, Vidhu Tiwari, Ali Momenpour T. Monfared, Michel Godin and Hanan Anis,  ”Hollow core  photonic crystal fiber as a robust Raman biosensor”, Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12340-12350 (2013).

  5. Altaf Khetani, Vidhu Tiwari, Hanan Anis “Monitoring of heparin concentration in serum by Raman spectroscopy within hollow core photonic crystal fiber”, Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15244-15254 (2011).

  6. Altaf Khetani, Marie Laferrière, Hanan Anis and Tito Sciano, “Laser flash photolysis with nanoliter samples. Photonic crystal fibers as ultrasmall smart test tubes,” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18, 4769-4774 (2008).

  7.  (In publication) Vidhu S. Tiwari, Altaf Khetani, Ali Momenpour, and Hanan Anis, “Optimum size and volume of nano particles within hollow core photonic crystal fiber,” submitted to IEEE Journal of Quantum electronics.

 Daniel Figeys

  1. Zhang P, Lee H, Brunzelle JS, Couture J-F. Probing the role of WDR5 peptidyl arginine binding cleft in scaffolding theSET1 family of histone methyltransferases. Under review at Nucleic Acid Research

  2. Zhang P, Bergamin E, Couture JF.  The many facets of MLL1 regulation.  Biopolymers. 2013 Feb;99(2):136-45. doi: 10.1002/bip.22126.  PMID: 23175388.

  3. Zhang P, Lee H, Brunzelle JS, Couture JF. The plasticity of WDR5 peptide-binding cleft enables the binding of the SET1 family of histone methyltransferases.  Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 May;40(9):4237-46. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkr1235. Epub 2012 Jan 20.  PMID:    22266653.;

  4. Sarvan S, Avdic V, Tremblay V, Chaturvedi CP, Zhang P, Lanouette S, Blais A, Brunzelle JS, Brand M, Couture JF.  Crystal structure of the trithorax group protein ASH2L reveals a forkhead-like DNA binding domain.  Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2011 Jun 5;18(7):857-9. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.2093.  PMID: 21642971    

  5. Avdic V, Zhang P, Lanouette S, Groulx A, Tremblay V, Brunzelle J, Couture JF.  Structural and biochemical insights into MLL1 core complex assembly. Structure. 2011 Jan 12;19(1):101-8. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2010.09.022.  PMID: 21220120.

  6. Avdic V, Zhang P, Lanouette S, Voronova A, Skerjanc I, Couture JF.  Fine-tuning the stimulation of MLL1 methyltransferase activity by a histone H3-based peptide mimetic.  FASEB J. 2011 Mar;25(3):960-7. doi: 10.1096/fj.10-171959. Epub 2010 Dec 6.PMID: 21135039.

  7. Wang F, Blanchard AP, Elisma F, Granger M, Xu H, Bennett SA, Figeys D, Zou H.  Phosphoproteome analysis of an early onset mouse model (TgCRND8) of Alzheimer's disease reveals temporal changes in neuronal and glia signaling pathways.  Proteomics. 2013 Apr;13(8):1292-305. doi: 10.1002/pmic.201200415. Epub 2013 Apr 2.  PMID: 23335269    [PubMed - in process]

  8. Zhu J, Wang F, Cheng K, Song C, Qin H, Hu L, Figeys D, Ye M, Zou H.  Analysis of human serum phosphopeptidome by a focused database searching strategy.  J Proteomics. 2013 Jan 14;78:389-97. doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2012.10.006. Epub 2012 Oct 16.  PMID:     23079074.

  9. Wang F, Wei X, Zhou H, Liu J, Figeys D, Zou H. Combination of online enzyme digestion with stable isotope labeling for high-throughput quantitative proteome analysis.   Proteomics. 2012 Nov;12(21):3129-37. doi: 10.1002/pmic.201200162. Epub 2012 Oct 1.  PMID: 22945397.

  10. Knight JD, Tian R, Lee RE, Wang F, Beauvais A, Zou H, Megeney LA, Gingras AC, Pawson T, Figeys D, Kothary R.  A novel whole-cell lysate kinase assay identifies substrates of the p38 MAPK in differentiating myoblasts.  Skelet Muscle. 2012 Mar 6;2:5. doi: 10.1186/2044-5040-2-5.  PMID: 22394512.

  11. Song C, Wang F, Ye M, Cheng K, Chen R, Zhu J, Tan Y, Wang H, Figeys D, Zou H.  Improvement of the quantification accuracy and throughput for phosphoproteome analysis by a pseudo triplex stable isotope dimethyl labeling approach.  Anal Chem. 2011 Oct 15;83(20):7755-62. doi: 10.1021/ac201299j. Epub 2011 Sep 21.  PMID: 21902226.

  12. Zhou H, Ning Z, Wang F, Seebun D, Figeys D.  Proteomic reactors and their applications in biology.  FEBS J. 2011 Oct;278(20):3796-806. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2011.08292.x. Epub 2011 Sep 6. Review.  PMID: 21824287.

  13. Zhou H, Wang F, Wang Y, Ning Z, Hou W, Wright TG, Sundaram M, Zhong S, Yao Z, Figeys D.   Improved recovery and identification of membrane proteins from rat hepatic cells using a centrifugal proteomic reactor.  Mol Cell Proteomics. 2011 Oct;10(10):O111.008425. doi: 10.1074/mcp.O111.008425. Epub 2011 Jul 12.  PMID: 21749988.

  14. Ning Z, Zhou H, Wang F, Abu-Farha M, Figeys D.  Analytical aspects of proteomics: 2009-2010. Anal Chem. 2011 Jun 15;83(12):4407-26. doi: 10.1021/ac200857t. Epub 2011 Apr 28. Review.  PMID: 21491952

 James Harden 

  1. Al-Rekabi, Z., Harden, J.L., and Pelling, A.E.,  "Cellular Nanomechanics in Nanomedicine" in "Nanomedicine: Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology and Interfaces", F. Columbus, Ed., Nova Science Publishers, (Hauppauge, NY, 2009).    

  2. Capicciotti, C., Leclere, M., Perras, F., Bryce, D., Paulin, H., Harden, J.L., Liu, Y., Ben, R.N. "Potent inhibition of ice recrystallization by low molecular weight carbohydrate-based surfactants and hydrogelators".  Chemical Sciences 3:1408, (2012).   

  3. Barlow, A.M., Popov, K., Andreana, M., Moffatt, D.J., Ridsdale, A., Slepkov, A.D., Harden, J.L., Ramunno, L., Stolow, A., "Spatial-spectral coupling in coherent anti-stokes raman scattering microscopy".  Optics Express, 21:15298, (2013)

 Linda Johnston 

  1. D. M. Carter Ramirez, S. P. Pitre, Y. A. Kim, R. Bittman and L. J. Johnston, “Photouncaging of Ceramides Promotes Reorganization of Liquid-Ordered Domains in Supported Lipid Bilayers”, Langmuir, 29, 3380-3387 (2013). 

  2. A.T. Ngo, C.E. Morris, B. Joos and L.J. Johnston, Imaging of supported bilayers modified by butanol and hexanol, and by the solvent decane. Biophys. J. 102(3), 505A (2012).

  3. An T. Ngo, Zygmunt Jakubek, Bela Joos, Catherine Morris, Linda J. Johnston, Molecular orientation in interdigitated bilayers measured via polarized total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (to be submitted) 
  4. Jenna Day, An T. Ngo, Bela Joos, Catherine Morris, Linda J. Johnston, Effects of alkanols and alkanes on lipid membrane order (to be submitted) 


Béla Joos 

  1. M Lachance, A Longtin, CE Morris, N Yu and B Joos, Leak/pump dynamics in a model of mild axonal injury yield neuropathic input/output abnormalities in saltatory propagation. (submitted)

André Longtin                      

  1. Mejias JF, Payeur A, Selin E, Maler L and Longtin A, Subtractive, divisive and non-monotonic gain control in feedforward nets linearized by noise and delays. (submitted)

  2. Bravi, A, Green, G, Herry, C, Wright, HE, Longtin, A, Kenny, GP and Seely, AJE (2013) Do physiological and pathological stresses produce different changes in heart rate variability? Frontiers Physiol. 4, 197.

  3. Clarke, SE, Naud, R, Longtin, A and Maler, L (2013) Speed-invariant encoding of looming object distance requires power law spike rate adaptation. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 110, 13624-13629.

  4. Payeur, A, Lefebvre, J, Maler, L and Longtin, A (2013) Linear response theory for two neural populations applied to gamma oscillation generation. Phys. Rev. E 87, 032703.

  5. Bravi, A, Green, G, Longtin, A and Seely, AJE (2012) Monitoring and identification of sepsis development through a composite measure of heart rate variability. PLoS One 7(9), e45666.

  6. Bravi, A, Longtin, A and Seely, AJE (2011) Review and classification of variability analysis techniques for clinical applications. BMC Biomed. Engin. Online 10: 90 (Oct.10)

Len Maler                      

  1. Payeur, A., Lefebvre, J., Maler, L. and Longtin, A. (2013)   Linear response theory for   two neural populations applied to gamma oscillation generation. Physical Review E. 87: 032703.   
  2. Clarke, S., Naud, R., Longtin, A. and Maler, L. (2013) Speed-invariant encoding of looming object distance requires power law spike rate adaptation. PNAS 110: 13624-9.

  3. Clarke,S, Longtin, A and Maler, M, Perceptual constancy during object localization: labeled lines rejected in favor of distributed coding. (under review).

Juan (Tito) Scaiano

  1. Scaiano JC, Stamplecoskie K, “Can Surface Plasmon Fields Provide a New Way to Photosensitize Organic Photoreactions?  From Designer Nanoparticles to Custom Applications”.  Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol 4 Issue 7 pp 1177 (2013).

  2. Marquez DT, Carrillo AI, Scaiano JC, “Plasmon Excitation of Supported Gold Nanoparticles Can Control Molecular Release from Supramolecular Systems”.  Langmuir, Vol 29 Issue 33 pp 10521 (2013).

  3. Ismaili H, Pitre SP, Scaiano JC, “Active participation of amine-derived radicals in photoredox catalysis as exemplified by a reductive cyclization”.  Catalysis Science & Technology Vol 3 Issue 4 pp 935 (2013).

  4. Alarcon, EI, Bueno-Alejo CJ, Noel CW, Stamplecoskie KG, Picioni NL, Poblete H, Scaiano JC, “Human serum albumin as protecting agent of silver nanoparticles: role of the protein conformation and amine groups in the nanoparticle stabilization”.  Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol 15 Issue 1 (2013).

  5. McGilvray KL, Fasciani C,  Bueno-Alejo CJ, Schwartz-Narbonne R, Scaiano JC, “Photochemical Strategies for the Seed-Mediated Growth of Gold and Gold-Silver Nanoparticles”.  Langmuir, Vol 28 Issue 46 pp 16148 (2012).

  6. Stamplecoskie KG, Fasciani C, Scaiano JC, “Dual-Stage Lithography from a Light-Driven, Plasmon-Assisted Process: A Hierarchical Approach to Subwavelength Features”.  Langmuir Vol 28 Issue 30 pp 10957 (2012).

  7. Stamplecoskie KG, Scaiano JC,” Silver as an Example of the Applications of Photochemistry to the Synthesis and Uses of Nanomaterials”.  Photochemistry and Photobiology Vol 88 Issue 4 pp 762 (2012).

  8. Alacon EI, Udekwu K, Skog M, Pacioni NL, Stamplecoskie KG, Gonzalez-Bejar M, Polisetti N, Wickham A, Richter-Dahlfors A, Griffith M, Scaiano JC, “The biocompatibility and antibacterial properties of collagen-stabilized, photochemically prepared silver nanoparticles”.  Biomaterials Vol 33 Issue 19 pp 4947 (2012).

  9. Scaiano JC, Stamplecoskie KG, Hallett-Tapley GL, “Photochemical Norrish type I reaction as a tool for metal nanoparticle synthesis; importance of proton coupled electron transfer”.  Chemical Communications Vol 48 Issue 40 pp 4798 (2012).

  10. Stamplecoskie KG, Pacioni NL, Larson D, Scaiano JC, “Plasmon-Mediated Photopolymerization Maps Plasmon Fields for Silver Nanoparticles”.  Journal of the American Chemical Society Vol 133 Issue 24 pp 9160 (2011).

  11. Stamplecoskie KG, Scaiano JC, “Kinetics of the Formation of Silver Dimers: Early Stages in the Formation of Silver Nanoparticles”.  Journal of the American Chemical Society Vol 133 Issue 11 pp 3913 (2011).

  12. Stamplecoskie KG, Scaiano JC, Tiwari VS, Anis H, “Optimal Size of Silver Nanoparticles for Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy”.  Journal of Physical Chemistry C Vol 115 Issue 5 pp 1403 (2011).

  13. Fasciani C, Alejo CJB, Grenier M, Netto-Ferreira JC, Scaiano JC, “High-Temperature Organic Reactions at Room Temperature Using Plasmon Excitation: Decomposition of Dicumyl Peroxide”.  Organic Letters Vol 13 Issue 2, pp 204 (2011).

  14. Alejo CJB, Fasciani C, Grenier M, Netto-Ferreira JC, Scaiano JC, “Reduction of resazurin to resorufin catalyzed by gold nanoparticles: dramatic reaction acceleration by laser or LED Plasmon excitation”.  Catalysis Science & Technology Vol 1 Issue 8 pp 1506 (2011).

  15. Scaiano JC, Netto-Ferreira JC, Alarcon E, Billone P, Alejo CJB, Crites COL, Decan M, Fasciani C, Gonzalez-Bejar M, Hallett-Tapley G, Grenier M, McGilvray KL, Pacioni NL, Pardoc A, Rene-Boisneuf L, Schwartz-Narbonne R, Silvero MJ, Stamplecoskie KG, Wee TL, “Tuning Plasmon transitions and their applications in organic photochemistry”.  Pure and Applied Chemistry Vol 83 Issue 4 pp 913 (2011).

  16. Stamplecoskie KG, Scaiano JC, “Light Emitting Diode Irradiation Can Control the Morphology and Optical Properties of Silver Nanoparticles”.  Journal of the American Chemical Society Vol 132, Issue 6 pp 1825 (2010).

Gary Slater

  1. T.N. Shendruk, R. Tahvildari,  N. M.-Catafard, L. Andrzejewski, C. Gigault, A. Todd, L. Gagne-Dumais, G. Slater and M. Godin, “Field Flow Fractionation and Hydrodynamic Chromatography on a Microfluidic Chip”, Analytical Chemistry 85 (12), 5981-5988 (2013) 

Albert Stolow

  1. A.M. Barlow, K. Popov, M. Andreana, D.J. Moffatt, A. Ridsdale, A.D. Slepkov, J.L. Harden, L. Ramunno, A. Stolow. “Spatial-Spectral Coupling in Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering Microscopy”.  Optics Express 21, 15298 (2013)

  2. A.M. Barlow, K. Popov, M. Andreana, DJ Moffatt, A Ridsdale, AD Slepkov, L Ramunno and A. Stolow, Spatial-spectral coupling in hyperspectral CARS microscopy image. Proc. SPIE 8589, 85890T (2013) 


  1. J. Riordan, M. Mirzaei, and Michel Godin, Microfluidic cell volume sensor with tunable sensitivity. Lab Chip 12, 3016-3019 (2012) 
  2. D. Tremblay, S. Chagnon-Lessard, M. Mirzaei, A.E. Pelling and M. Godin, A microscale anisotropic biaxial cell stretching device for applications in mechanobiology. Biotech Lett. (in press 2013)


Last updated: 2013.11.06