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[42]. Kibra (WWC1) is a metastasis suppressor gene affected by chromosome 5q loss in human triple negative breast cancers.
Knight JF, Sung V, Kuzmin E, Couzens A, de Verteuil DA, Johnson RM, Gruosso T, Lee W, Saleh SM, Zuo D, Guiot MC, Davis RR, Zhao H, Gregg JP, Moraes C, Gingras AC, Park  M., Cell Reports 2018, 22 (12) p. 3191-32015 [link]
[41]. Nanodarts, nanoblades, and nanospikes: Mechano-bactericidal nanostructures and where to find them
Lin, N., Berton, P., Moraes, C., Rogers, R.D., Tufenkji, N., Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.12.007 (2017) [pdf]
[40]. Dispersible oxygen microsensors map oxygen gradients in three-dimensional cell cultures
Lesher-Perez, S.C., Kuo, C-H., Leung, B.M., Kim, G-H., Mong, S., Kojima, T., Moraes, C., Thouless, M.D., Luker, G.D., Takayama, S., Biomaterials Science, 2017 [pdf]
[39]. Thermal scribing to prototype plastic microfluidic devices, applied to study the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps
Chandrasekaran, A., Kalashnikov, N., Rayes, R., Wang, C., Spicer, J., Moraes, C., Lab on a Chip 2017, 17, 2003 – 2012 [pdf] [SI] [link]
[38]. Building an experimental model of the human body with non-physiological parameters
Labuz J.M., Moraes, C., Mertz, D., Leung, B.M., Takayama, S.  Technology 2017, 05 (1), 42-59 [pdf] [link]
[37]. Gotta catch ’em all: the microscale quest to understand cancer biology
Ma., Z., Moraes, C., Integrative Biology, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6IB90045C  [Research Highlight – link]
[36]. Microfluidics in Microbiology: Putting a Magnifying Glass on Microbes
Siddiqui, S.K., Tufenkji, N., Moraes, C., Integrative Biology, 2016, 8, 914-917 [Research Highlight – link]
[35]. Stem Cells: to be born great, achieve greatness, or have greatness thrust upon them?
Tran, R., Hoesli, C.A., Moraes, C., Integrative Biology, DOI: 10.1039/c6ib90021f [Research Highlight – link]
[34]. Have microfluidics delivered for drug discovery?
Chandrasekaran, A., Abduljawad, M., Moraes, C., Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery 2016 DOI: 10.1080/17460441.2016.1193485 [pdf]

Next generation tools to accelerate the synthetic biology process
Shih, S.C.C., Moraes, C. Integrative Biology 2016 DOI: 10.1039/c6ib90017h [Research Highlight – link]


Thinking big by thinking small: advances in mechanobiology across the length scales.
Mok, S., Moraes, C., Integrative Biology 2016, 8, 262-266. [Research Highlight – link]


Getting there is half the battle: recent advances in delivering therapeutics.
Lesher-Perez, S.C., Segura, T., Moraes, C., Integrative Biology 2016. DOI: 10.1039/C5IB90052B [Research Highlight – link]


Making it stick: the role of structural design in implantable technologies.
Lee, W., Leask, R.L., Moraes, C., Integrative Biology 2015.  DOI: 10.1039/C5IB90041G [Research Highlight – link]


Patients are a virtue: advances in microengineered systems for clinical applications.
Young, E.W.K., Moraes, C.  Integrative Biology 2015.  DOI:  10.1039/C5IB90031J  [Research Highlight – link]

28thumb_supersoft [28].

Supersoft lithography: Candy-based fabrication of soft silicone microstructures.
Moraes, C., Labuz, J.M., Shao, Y., Fu, J., Takayama, S. Lab on a Chip 2015.  DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00722D [pdf] [SI] [link] [News:  The Sweet Smell of Science, U. Michigan Engineering Youtube video; Michigan Daily;; Smithsonian Magazine]

[27]. Between a rock and a soft place: recent progress in understanding matrix mechanics.  Moraes, C., Integrative Biology 2015 [Research Highlight – link]
[26]. Live long and prosper: the enterprise of understanding diseased epithelium.
Horowitz, A., Moraes, C.  Integrative Biology 2015 7, 494-497 [Research Highlight – link]
[25]. The Discovery Channel: microfluidics and microengineered systems in drug screening.
Moraes, C., Integrative Biology 2015 7, 285-288 [Research Highlight – link]
[24]. Micro, Soft, Windows: Integrating super-resolution viewing capabilities into soft lithographic devices.
Moraes, C., Integrative Biology 2015, 7 (1) 10-13 [Research Highlight – link]
23thumb_JALA [23]. Microscale 3D collagen cell culture assays in conventional flat-bottom 384-well plates.
Leung, B.M.§, Moraes, C.§, Cavnar, S.P., Luker, K.E., Luker, G.D., Takayama, S. Journal of Laboratory Automation DOI: 10.1177/2211068214563793 [pdf][SI]
 22thumb_3Dmig [22]. Surface-templated hydrogel patterns prompt matrix-dependent migration of breast cancer cells towards chemokine-secreting cells.
Kojima, T., Moraes, C., Cavnar, S.P., Luker, G.D., Takayama, S. Acta Biomaterialia DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2014.11.033 [pdf][SI]
21thumb_spheroids [21]. Media additives to promote spheroid circularity and compactness in hanging drop platforms
Leung, B.M., Lesher-Perez, S.C., Matsuoka, T., Moraes, C., Takayama, S.  Biomaterials Science DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00319E  [pdf]
20thumb_hPDMScracks [20]. Fracture-based fabrication of normally-closed, adjustable and fully reversible micro-scale fluidic channels.
Kim, B.C.§, Moraes, C.§, Huang, J., Matsuoka, T., Thouless, M.D., Takayama, S. Small 10 (19) pp. 4020-4029. [pdf][SI]
[19]. Defined topologically-complex protein matrices to manipulate cell shape via three-dimensional fiber-like patterns.
Moraes, C., Kim, B.C., Zhu, X., Mills, K.L., Dixon, A.R., Thouless, M.D., Takayama, S. Lab on a Chip 14, pp. 2191-2201 (2014). [pdf][SI]
[18]. Biological applications enabled by fracture-guided micro and nanofabrication
Kim, B.C., Moraes, C., Huang, J., Thouless, M.D., Takayama, S. Biomaterials Science 2, 288 (2014) [pdf]
[17]. Guided fracture of films on soft substrates to create micro/nano-feature arrays with controlled periodicity
Kim, B.C., Matsuoka, T., Moraes, C., Huang, J., Thouless, M.D., Takayama, S. Scientific Reports 3, 3027 (2013). [pdf]
16thumb_contraction [16]. Aqueous two-phase printing of contractile collagen microgels
Moraes, C., Simon, A.B., Putnam, A.J., Takayama, S. Biomaterials 34 (37), pp. 9623-31 (2013). [pdf] [SI] [Highlight: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology]
15thumb_epigenetics [15]. Micro- and nanofluidic technologies for epigenetic profiling
Matsuoka, T., Kim, B.C., Moraes, C., Hun, M., Takayama, S. Biomicrofluidics 7, 041301 (2013). [pdf]
[14]. On being the right size: scaling effects in designing a human-on-a-chip
Moraes, C. §, Labuz M.J. §, Leung, B.M. §, Inoue, M., Chun, T-H., Takayama, S. Integrative Biology 5 (9), pp. 1149-61. (2013). [pdf] [Highlight: Lab on a Chip]
13thumb_1Dcracks [13]. One-dimensional patterning of cells in silicone wells via compression-induced fracture
Dixon, A.R., Moraes, C., Csete, M., Thouless, M.D., Takayama, S. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A 102(5), pp. 1361-9 (2013). [pdf]
12thumb_bulge [12]. Microdevice array-based identification of distinct mechanobiological response profiles in layer-specific valve interstitial cells
Moraes, C. §, Likhitpanichkul, M. §, Lam, C.J., Beca, B.M., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A. Integrative Biology 5 pp. 673-80. (2013) [pdf] [SI]
11thumb_soapBubbles [11]. Pop culture: a soap-bubble based framework for nanoeducation outreach
Moraes, C. International Journal of Engineering Education 28(5) pp. 1088-94 (2012) [pdf]
10thumb_OoCReview [10]. Organs on a chip: focus on compartmentalized microdevices
Moraes, C. §, Mehta, G. §, Lesher-Perez, S. §, Takayama, S. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 40(6) pp. 1211-27 (2011) [pdf]
09thumb_Micromanage [9]. (Micro) managing the mechanical microenvironment
Moraes, C., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A. Integrative Biology 3, pp. 959-971 (2011). [pdf] [Featured: Integrative Biology’s Top 2013 Cited Papers]
08thumb_SemiConfined [8]. Semi-confined compression of microfabricated biomaterial constructs
Moraes, C., Zhao, R., Likhitpanichkul, M., Simmons, C.A., Sun, Y. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (21) 054014 (2011). [pdf]
06thumb_singleCellDep [7]. Single cell deposition and patterning with a robotic system
Lu, Z.§, Moraes, C.§, Ye, G., Simmons, C.A., Sun, Y. PLoS ONE,  5, e13542 (2010). [pdf][correction]
07thumb_JOVE [6]. Microfabricated platforms for mechanically dynamic cell culture
Moraes, C., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A. Journal of Visualized Experiments 46 (2) e2224 doi:10.3791/2224 (2010). [link]
05thumb_iMAchip [5]. An undergraduate lab (on-a-chip):  Probing single cell mechanics on a microfluidic platform
Moraes, C., Wyss, K., Brisson, E., Keith, B.A., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 3(3), pp. 319-330 (2010). [pdf] [labManual]
[4]. Microfabricated arrays for high-throughput screening of cellular response to cyclic substrate deformation
Moraes, C., Chen, J-H., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A.  Lab on a Chip 10(2) pp. 227-34 (2010). [pdf]
[3]. A microfabricated platform for high throughput unconfined compression of micropatterned biomaterial arrays
Moraes, C., Wang, G., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A. Biomaterials 31(3) pp. 557-84 (2010). [pdf]
[2]. Integrating polyurethane culture substrates into poly(dimethylsiloxane) microdevices
Moraes, C., Kagoma, Y.K., Beca, B.M., Tonelli-Zasarsky, R.L.M., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A.  Biomaterials 30(28) pp. 5241-50 (2009). [pdf]
01thumb_alignment [1]. Solving the shrinkage-induced PDMS registration problem in multilayer soft lithography
Moraes, C., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (19) 065015 (2009). [pdf]

Book Chapters

[6].     Leung, B.M., Labuz, J.M., Moraes, C., Takayama, S., 2015.  “Chapter 9:  Bioprinting using aqueous two phase systems” in Essentials of 3D Biofabrication and Translation, Elsevier ISBN: 978-0128009727

[4].       MacQueen, L., Moraes, C., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A., 2014.  “Chapter 16: Dynamic Mechanical Environments to Quantify and Control Cellular Dynamics” in Cells, Forces and the Microenvironment Pan Stanford Publishing, ISBN (Hardcover): 978-981-4613-36-1 ISBN (eBook): 978-981-4613-37-8).

[3].     Liu, J. §, Moraes, C. §, Lu, Z. §, Simmons, C.A., Sun, Y., 2012.  “Chapter 23: Single cell deposition” in Methods in Cell Biology, 2012; 112:403-420, Elsevier.

[2].     White, J., Douville, N., Moraes, C., Takayama, S., 2011.  “Microfluidic approaches towards pulmonary tissue constructs”, in Microfluidic Cell Culture Systems, Chapter 10, Elsevier 2011 (ISBN: 978-1-4377-3459-1)

[1].     Moraes, C., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A., 2011.  “Micro and nano-technologies for studies in cellular mechanics and mechanobiology”, in “Cellular and Biomolecular Mechanics and Mechanobiology”.  Editor: Amit Gefen, Ph.D.; Book series: Studies in mechanobiology Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials, Vol 4, pp 145-175, DOI 10.1007/8415_2010_24

Other Contributions

[2].     Moraes, C., Sun, Y., Simmons, C.A., 2010.  “Connector-less manipulation of small liquid volumes in microchannels” in Chips & Tips, (online supplement to Lab on a Chip). [link] [1].     Moraes, C., Simmons, C.A., Sun, Y., 2006.  “Cell Mechanics Meets MEMS”, Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers Fall 2006 Bulletin. [pdf]