Publications

 (* indicates equal contribution) 

19. Walder R., LeBlanc M., Van Patten W.J., Edwards D.T., Greenberg J.A., Adhikari A., Okoniewski S.R., Sullan
R.M.A., Rabuka D., Sousa M.C., Perkins T.T. Rapid Characterization of a Mechanically Labile α-
helical Protein Enabled by Efficient Site-Specific Bioconjugation
. Journal of the American Chemical
Society
2017, 139 (29), 9867–9875.

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18. Tytgat, H. van Teijlingen, N.H., Sullan, R.M.A., Douillard, F., Rasinkangas, P., Messing, M., Reunanen, J., Satokari, R., Vanderleyden, J., Dufrêne, Y.F., Geijtenbeek, T., de Vos, W.M., Lebeer, S. Probiotic gut microbiota isolate interacts with dendritic cells via glycosylated heterotrimeric pili, PLoS ONE, 2016, 11 (3): e0151824.

17. Sullan, R.M.A., Li, J.K., Crowley, P.J., Brady, L.J., Dufrêne, Y.F.  Binding Forces of Streptococcus mutans P1 Adhesin. ACS Nano, 2015, 9 (2), 1448–1460.

16. *Heim, K., *Sullan, R.M.A., Crowley, P.J., El-Kirat-Chatel, S., Beaussart, A., Tang, W., Besingi, R.N., Dufrêne, Y.F., Brady, L.J. Identification of a Supramolecular Functional Architecture of Streptococcus mutans Adhesin P1 on the Bacterial Cell Surface. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2015, 290 (14), 9002–9019.

15. Bull, M.S., Sullan, R.M.A., Li, H., Perkins, T.T. Improved single-molecule force spectroscopy using micromachined cantilevers. ACS Nano, 2014, 8 (5), 4984–4995. 

Editor’s Choice in Science, Vol. 344, 25 April 2014. 

14. Beaussart, A., El-Kirat-Chatel, S., Sullan, R.M.A., Alsteens, D., Derclaye, S., Herman, P., Dufrêne, Y.F. Quantifying the forces guiding microbial cell adhesion using single-cell force spectroscopy. Nature Protocol, 2014, 9 (5), 1049–1055. (Featured article highlighted in the issue of the journal)

13. *Sullan, R.M.A., *Beaussart, A., Tripathi, P., Derclaye, S., El-Kirat-Chatel, S., Li, J.K., Schneider, Y.J., Vanderleyden, J., Lebeer, S., Dufrêne, Y.F. Single-cell force spectroscopy of pili-mediated adhesion. Nanoscale, 2014, 6 (2), 1134–1143. 

12. Alsteens, D., Beaussart, A., El-Kirat-Chatel, S., Sullan, R.M.A., Dufrêne, Y.F. Atomic force microscopy: a new look at pathogens. PLoS Pathogens, 2013, 9 (9), e1003516. 

11. *Sullan, R.M.A., *Shi, W., Chan, H., Li, J.K., Walker, G.C. Mechanical stability of phase segregated multicomponent lipid bilayers enhanced by PS-b-PEO diblock copolymers. Soft Matter, 2013, 9 (27), 6245–6253. 

10. *Sullan, R.M.A., *Churnside, A.B., Nguyen, D.M., Bull, M.S., Perkins, T.T. Atomic force microscopy with sub-picoNewton force stability for biological applications. Methods, 2013, 60 (2), 131–141. (invited article for the special issue of the journal, Nanoimaging Methods for Biomedicine)

9. *Churnside, A.B., *Sullan, R.M.A., Nguyen, D.M., Case, S.O., Bull, M.S., King, G.M., Perkins, T.T. Routine and timely sub-picoNewton force stability and precision for biological applications of Atomic Force Microscopy. Nano Letters, 2012, 12 (7), 3557-3561. 

Highlighted in Upgrades for the AFM, Nature Methods, 2012, 9 (8), 778–779. 

8. Li, J.K., Sullan, R.M.A., Zou, S. Atomic force microscopy force mapping in the study of supported lipid bilayers. Langmuir, 2010, 27 (4), 1308–1313.

7. Sullan, R.M.A., Li, J.K., Hao, C.C., Walker, G.C., Zou, S. Cholesterol-dependent nanomechanical stability of phase-segregated multicomponent lipid bilayers. Biophysical Journal, 2010, 99 (2), 507–516. 

6. Sullan, R.M.A., Li, J.K., Zou, S. Quantification of the nanomechanical stability of ceramide-enriched domains. Langmuir Letter, 2009, 25(22), 12874–12877.

5. Sullan, R.M.A., Li, J.K., Zou, S. Direct correlation of structures and nanomechanical properties of multicomponent lipid bilayers. Langmuir, 2009, 25(13), 7471–7477.

4. Sullan, R.M.A., Gunari, N., Tanur, A.E., Chan, Y., Dickinson, G.H., Orihuela, B., Rittschof, D., Walker, G.C.  Nanoscale structures and mechanics of barnacle cement.  Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 2009, 25, 263–275. 

Most cited paper in Biofouling in 2009

3. Tanur, A.E., Gunari, N., Sullan, R.M.A., Kavanagh, C.J., Walker, G.C.  Insights into the composition, morphology, and formation of the calcareous shell of the serpulid Hydroides dianthusJournal of Structural Biology, 2010, 169(2), 145–160.

2. Zhang, H., Tumarkin, E., Sullan, R.M.A., Walker, G.C., Kumacheva, E. Exploring microfluidic routes to microgels of biological polymers. Rapid Macromolecular Communications, 2007, 28, 527–538. (invited feature article)

1.  Zhang, H., Tumarkin, E., Peerani, R., Nie, Z., Sullan, R.M.A., Walker, G.C., Kumacheva, E. Microfluidic production of biopolymer microcapsules with controlled morphology.  Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006, 128, 12205–12210.

Book Chapter

Li, J.K., Li, I.T.S., Walker, G.C., Sullan, R.M.A., Zou, S., Sun, Y., 2012, Polymer Nanomechanics in: Matyjaszewski K.; Möller, M., (eds.) Polymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference, Vol 7, pp 377–404. Amsterdam: Elsevier BV.